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DIY – How to Make Sprinkles Ornaments for Christmas

diy how to make sprinkles ornaments tutorialDIY – How to Make Sprinkles Ornaments for Christmas. This is a really easy DIY, but the effect is really colourful and cute. Brighten up your tree or decor with these sprinkle-y fun baubles!  Check out the tutorial …

diy how to make sprinkles ornamentsdiy how to make sprinkles ornaments suppliesYou will need:

  • Clear Ornaments. I bought mine from Spotlight (9 Pack $9).
  • Sprinkles / 100’s & 1000’s. Mine were from Woolworths (Dollar Sweets Brand).
  • Glue. Clag Gum (Officeworks $4).
  • Washi Tape.
  • Container. For your Sprinkles / 100’s & 1000’s
  • Ribbon. Different colour if you want to change what the baubles comes with.
  • String. Or similar to hang your baubles on while they dry.
  • Pegs. To also hang while they dry.

How to:diy-how-to-make-sprinkles-ornamentsWashi Tape around your ornaments, so that the bottom half is still plain glass.

diy how to make sprinkles ornamentsCoat the bottom half with a thin even layer of glue.

diy how to make sprinkles ornamentsRoll around the glue coated bottom half in your container of sprinkles.

diy-how-to-make-sprinkles-ornamentsYou can give the ornaments a ‘bath’ in the sprinkles, to make sure they’re fully covered, but be gentle. Swishing around too much will just loosen the sprinkles.

diy how to make sprinkles ornamentsContinue to coat each ornament with the sprinkles and hang to dry.

diy how to make sprinkles ornamentsGently remove the Washi Tape. Hopefully you will have a fairly straight line.

diy how to make sprinkles ornamentsColourful Sprinkles Ornaments ready for Christmas!

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Claire

DIY – How to Make a Halloween Black Cat Necklace

diy halloween black cat necklace adorablestDIY – How to Make a Halloween Black Cat Necklace just in time for Halloween! Easy tutorial and with this how-to, one of the supplies is from your local hardware – plumbing section! If you’re in Australia, go to the Bunnings website and search for “fibre washer”. If you’re in the U.S, the spelling is “fiber washer”.

You will need:

  • Fibre Washer. I used 28mm.
  • Iron on Mend Patches in Black.
  • Black Necklace.
  • A couple of black jump rings.

How to:

diy halloween black cat necklace tutorial stepsGather your supplies. Cut your Mend patch into a diamond shape (pic 1)

Fold the diamond around the washer (with the glue sides together)

Iron gently! Watch your fingers with this deli-cat work … 🙂

Poke through the ‘ear’ with the jump ring. A pin can help to start the hole.

Attach your necklace and you have …diy halloween black cat necklace tutorial adorablestA minimalist Halloween Black Cat Necklace. My washer actually started out as a red one – I painted it with acrylic paint – it absorbs and holds it really well. I’m wondering whether to ‘glitter’ the ears too. I don’t have any black glitter at the moment, so next time I’m out shopping, I’ll check it out. What do you think, glitter or no glitter ears?

Claire

DIY – Halloween Bat Earrings

diy halloween bat button earrings tutorialDIY – How to Make Halloween Bat Earrings using buttons. Easy craft with tutorial steps … Get ready for Halloween!

A few years ago, I had another Etsy shop. I made necklaces, brooches, rings and earrings. A few of the earrings I sold were actually made from buttons. They were pretty popular (I had nearly 1200 sales in the shop). Buttons are great to use as there is a lot of choice of designs and many are just the right size for earrings too.

I’ve since moved on from selling these accessories on Etsy, but I still like to make them and I thought I’d show you just how easy it is to make earrings from buttons. Here’s a quick DIY on How to Make Halloween Bat Earrings.

You will need:

  • Bat Buttons. Mine are from my Etsy days.
  • E-6000 Glue. A little is strong – what you need.
  • Earring Findings. My preference is for 6mm surgical steel.
  • Snips. Anything strong enough to cut the ‘loops’ off buttons.
  • Exacto Knife / Scalpel. Helps to clean the excess from the ‘loops’.

How to:

diy halloween bat earrings from buttons tutorialGather your buttons. Choose ones suitably sized for the ears.

Snip the loops off the back. Depending on the plastic, some are easier than others.

If the buttons are in two parts, be sure to glue between the pieces for strength.

Glue on your earring backs and let dry for at least 24 hours before using.

Easy! There’s lots of variety in novelty buttons, for every occasion, so you can make many more!

diy halloween bat earrings craft

Claire

DIY – How to Make Button Flowers

diy how to make button flowersDIY – How to Make Button Flowers. Urban Jungle Bloggers have asked bloggers to style up their homes for October and submit photos of … Plants & Flowers. I’ve also been thinking about Button Craft, so I’ve brought the two together to bring you Plants and … Button Flowers! To follow is a DIY – How to Make Button Flowers.

You will need:

  • Buttons. An assortment to find different sizes and colours
  • Florist Wire. 22 or 24 Gauge. 20 gauge works, but is a little thick
  • Blu-Tack. But green 🙂 I already had bright blue and yellow and mixed
  • Jewelry Snips. To trim excess wire if you have it

How to:stacks of coloured buttonsstacks of coloured buttonsstacks of coloured buttonsFirst gather your buttons and decide on the colour of each stack. Play around until you have your button flower colour scheme sorted.

tutorial steps how to make button flowersMaking button flowers is easy. Simply thread your wire through all the holes.

Make a bend in the wire, long enough to thread back through and make a twist.

If you have a four-holed button, make sure you thread diagonally across.

With a two-holed button, go up through one and down through the other.

Do this for each stack of buttons.

To finish, twist the wires together. Snip excess wire if you have any.

how to make button flowersI have made button flowers before without finishing with the green tack, but to make these button flowers a bit more finished and pretty, I simply squished some green tack to create a ‘calyx’ for the flower.

Now you’ll have button flowers on stems. Poke the wire into whatever you want to decorate. In this case …

button flowers in cactus gardenbutton flowers in cactus gardenbutton flowers in cactus gardenbutton flowers close upbutton flowers in cactus planterbutton flowers in cactus planterbutton flowers in cactus planterButton flowers add a POP of colour to your plants!

If you like the planter it is in, you can find it here – DIY – Kmart Hack – Make a Planter from a Metal Lantern.

Claire

DIY – How to Make a Button Barrel Necklace

diy button barrel necklace tutorial adorablestDIY – How to Make a Button Barrel Necklace. Full tutorial on how to Make a Button Barrel Necklace from leftover buttons in your favourite colours. A cute and economical craft using buttons.

There is a “Count your Buttons Day” – there seriously is a day named for this. I had better start counting now – I have lots! So it got me thinking about button craft.

A few years ago, I made a necklace from random buttons that were bright and eclectic. I still wear it today and love it. Today I thought I’d show you how to make one and in the process, I made a slightly more grown-up version 🙂

diy button barrel necklace tutorial suppliesYou will need:

  • Buttons. An assortment!
  • Necklace / Chain.
  • 50mm Head Pin / Eye Pin.
  • Side Cutter & Round Nose Pliers.

How to:

diy button barrel necklace how to make tutorial adorablestGather your supplies.

Rearrange your buttons until you are happy. Look at the edge patterns too.

Snap a PHOTO! It helps 🙂

If you have head pins (like in picture above), just snip off the end. (You won’t need to worry about this and the next few steps if you started with an eye pin!)

You’ll want to start with a wire that is at least 50mm or 2″

Bend about 5mm at a right angle.

Use your Round Nose Pliers to create a loop.

Now you have an EYE PIN.

Thread on your buttons in your order – refer to your photo … did you take one? 🙂

Snip excess wire to keep your buttons close and neat.

Now create another loop at the other end.

Snip your chain in half.

At this point, think about how you want it to hang (colours) and if you like your clasp on a certain side. Are you left or right handed?

Twist open the loop, don’t open out the circle and thread on your chain.

Close your loops securely at both ends. Ta-dah!

Wear your pretty necklace or make to give as a gift …

diy button barrel necklace tutoialdiy button barrel necklace make craftdiy button barrel necklace adorablestI like that it is slightly quirky and the buttons aren’t all exactly the same size. Of course you could use other colour chain too – just match the pin colour. Notice how some buttons have swirls on their rims. You could also use wooden buttons and clear buttons add a touch of whimsy too. The possibilities are almost endless.

Claire

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