I was cleaning out my desk at work, the lady I replaced worked here for 14 years and I dont think she ever threw anything away. So I found 100's of sheets of round 3/4" stickers or labels (back from the days before ink jet labels). Any ideas? I am thinking about decopauging them on this little wooden step stool I have and I saw another post where someone made garland out of similar stickers (stick them back to back with thread or fishing line in between). Any other ideas?
Also... I have the Dr. Don's model 100 (1" buttons maker) and I love it and I love Dr. Don's (www.buttonsonline.com), they are all the nicest people, ship orders quickly and always willing to help and answer questions.
I had a badge-a-minit 2.5 inch hand press that i bought of ebay, I used it but really didnt like it, buttons came apart,peices didnt go together well. If you only want to do a few, it is OK, but If you want to make a business out of it, I would invest in an automated press.
I bought an "Amazing Button Maker" at a flea market one day (only paid a few bucks for it), it was crap. You can buy them at Toys r us. But I wouldnt mess with it!
The best thing I have found is a 1.25 inch circle punch used for scrapbooking, the one from creative memories works the best by far, it was like $18, but I have punches at least 5,000 times and it still works perfectly, you can get other cicle punches from a scrapbooking store, but I went through 3 of them before finding the creative memories one.
Top 5 stuff I have done with buttons: 1. Hot glued around a cheap acrylic picture frame (great for kids pictures "cute as a button") 2. Cement stepping stones (have held up very well over almost 6 winters) 3. Super glue or apoxy to plain brass thumb tacks or to round magnets 4. Crochet coin purse, used large old button for closure 5. Plain tab top curtains (buttons at each tab)
Also, has anyone ever used one of those button-eers (saw one at Walgreens, it looks like a gun that attaches tags on clothes, uses little plastic things to hold buttons instead of sewing). Just wondering if anyone has ever used one.
I am in Norman and me and another crafty friend were thinking about starting just a real informal crafters group. Maybe get together once a month (like at Denny's or IHOP) and discuss projects, swap ideas, trade supplies, etc. Send me a message if you are interested! I do a lot of crocheting and scrapbooking, she sews alot!
OK, my son wants to do Tornados for his science fair project. I have this idea in my head of using poly-fill and hairspray (maybe a little gray spray paint). Forming the poly-fill in the shape of a tornado (around a paper cone) and using hair spray to stiffen it. Does anyone think that will work? Or any other ideas?
I made about 5 scarfs in one day using eyelash and another contrasting color of a regular yarn (hot pink eyelash with black looks so cool). I used the Q hook and made it about 7 stiches across and I just kept going till it looked long enough. Using the Q goes so quickly and they look just as good as the fuzzy scarfs you can buy at the stores!
After seeing some bags made out of albums in a high end boutique for $80, I said "I can make that" but i made mine out of 45rpm records with the pciture sleeves. I slpit that sleeve into two pieces (front and pack) and use clear vinyl. Seeled the record and front of the sleeve in two peices of plastic, the back in two peices and used 3 inch strips of plastic for the sides and bottom (I doubled the bottom so it would be more durable), sewed it all up put a nylon handle (I recycled some old belts). I will post some pictures of them when I get home. I found some awesome 45's at a garage sale (Madonna, culture club, duran duran, cindy lauper) for $.25 each!
That is the cutest ever, I have been crocheting like crazy(making scarfs for everyone) and I cant wait to make one. I am thinking bud cans! You could make coin purses, clutch bags, make up bags, the possibilites are endless!