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How to Throw a Button Party!

How to Throw a Button Party!

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I wanted to make some pretty button-themed treats for my book party this weekend, so I baked some button shortbread cookies and whipped up these fun button cupcake toppers, too. Here's how to make your own version any time you have something crafty to celebrate!

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How to Embellish Kneesocks

How to Embellish Kneesocks

I love wearing kneesocks, so I thought I'd embellish a couple of my favorite pairs for fall. Here are a few ideas for fancying them up with button rosettes.

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Recycle Metal Cans into Hanging Flower Baskets for a Spring Party!

Recycle Metal Cans into Hanging Flower Baskets for a Spring Party!

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Make simple, inexpensive, and cheerful hanging flower "baskets" out of recycled metal cans! These would be perfect to decorate a backyard or patio for a spring party, an informal wedding, or just for fun.

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Recycle Your Tin Cans into Mini-Planters!

Recycle Your Tin Cans into Mini-Planters!

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I'm starting a garden with some little seedlings and thought I'd transplant them into bright, pretty cans for their first few weeks. This is a super easy project, perfect for beginners like me!

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How to Make Button Embellishments for Shoes!

How to Make Button Embellishments for Shoes!

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If you have a plain pair of shoes that need a little pick-me-up, how about adding a button rosette for a sweet and spring-y makeover? Choose two favorite buttons in coordinating colors for a super-personalized update.

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How to Make a Covered-Button Bracelet and Ring Set

How to Make a Covered-Button Bracelet and Ring Set

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Use your favorite small prints for this easy fabric jewelry project! You can use the same one for each link as I did, or mix it up with all different patterns—it's up to you.

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Make a Button Link Necklace Three Different Ways!

Make a Button Link Necklace Three Different Ways!

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This simple necklace links the buttons of your choice in a pretty row across the center. I've made three versions here to show how easy it is to customize it with your own favorites!

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How to Make Your Own Shrink-Art Buttons

How to Make Your Own Shrink-Art Buttons

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Make up a set of custom buttons using shrink plastic! You can create any size, style, color, or design you like for these buttons, perfect for your next embellishment or jewelry project.

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How to Make Pet Photo Magnets

How to Make Pet Photo Magnets

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Use your favorite pet snapshots to make a fun set of glass-topped magnets for yourself or your friends!

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Pretty Pet Tags!

Pretty Pet Tags!

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Make your dog or cat a fun little shrink-art tag—just the thing to fancy up a plain collar. Decorate it with any design, initial, or word you like for a super-personalized pet charm!

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Recycle Your Tin Cans into Simple, Stylish Craft Storage!

Recycle Your Tin Cans into Simple, Stylish Craft Storage!

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I decorated some plain aluminum cans from the recycling bin with strands of my favorite beads for a quick and easy storage idea—this one holds all my scissors in one handy place!

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How to Whip Up a Set of Winter Wineglass Charms

How to Whip Up a Set of Winter Wineglass Charms

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January is the perfect month for a low-key dinner party for friends, and what could be better than a quick, easy crafty project to decorate the table? Make this set of wineglass charms for yourself or your hostess in just a few minutes!

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How to Make a Nephew-Approved Stenciled Sleepaway Pillowcase

How to Make a Nephew-Approved Stenciled Sleepaway Pillowcase

I made this simple embellished pillowcase for my nephew, who's seven and just starting to head out to sleepovers with his buddies! Adapt this easy technique to personalize a gift for a guy of any age.

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Resparkle Your Old Ornaments: Round Two

Resparkle Your Old Ornaments: Round Two

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Here's another idea for embellishing a plain glass ornament that's seen better days... make it a quick little beaded "necklace" featuring a favorite charm!

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Make It: Beaded Stitch Markers!

Make It: Beaded Stitch Markers!

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These fun little bead stitch markers are the perfect holiday gift for your favorite knitters. Make up a set and slip them onto a ribbon or chain for wearing as a necklace, too!

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Make It: Quick-and-Easy Flower Ornament!

Make It: Quick-and-Easy Flower Ornament!

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Whip up some fun, sparkly ornaments for holiday decorating or to adorn a handmade gift for a friend. This is a perfect little instant-gratification project: Cut it, glue it, let it dry overnight, and there you go.

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How to Make a Simple Bead-on-a-Wire Necklace

How to Make a Simple Bead-on-a-Wire Necklace

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I made this simple, streamlined necklace to spotlight a single pink pearl and finished it with coordinating chain on both sides. You can make your own version to show off any favorite bead!

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How to Embellish a Picture Frame with Buttons

How to Embellish a Picture Frame with Buttons

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I found an old picture frame at a thrift store and covered it with an assortment of buttons, plus a flower charm, for a quick, easy project.

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