I’ve said it before and I will say it again.
I am a do-it-yourself kinda gal.
I get the biggest kick out of tinkering around with my craft supplies and trying to come up with unique, one-of-a-kind embellishments.
The other day I was looking at my vat of buttons and brads and thought it would be fun to try to mix them together. After a bit of messing around, I came up with something I like to call: Button brads.
Button brads are way cute and really easy to make. All you need is: floss; buttons (small and large); brads (preferably big ones, but small ones will work); a hot glue gun and scissors.
Start by using floss to tie two buttons together. (Note: Nevermind said Go-to Gal’s bandage in the picture. Paper trimming incident. But I digress.)
Bring floss through the back side of your buttons and knot it. Snip off the excess floss.
Squeeze a glob of hot glue onto the back side of the stacked button. Press a brad into the glue. Let the brad sit until the glue cools.
The end result?
Cute, adorable button brads!
They make fun accents for any card!
Here I placed two button brads on my card. Then, I wrapped a piece of string around them.
They also make great flower centers like on the teal Storytellers journaling card from Ormolu.
Ready to make some button brads of your own?
Leave a comment for me by Thursday at 5 PM MDT, and I’ll pick one of you to win some brads and buttons from the Paper Crafts magazine prize vault.
Yours in crafting fun,
Paper Crafts Go-to Gal