Project : Buttons 3 Ways by Fiona Michelon
Posted on October 01 2014Skill Level Easy 1. Pinwheel Gift Wrap Spruce up your gift wrap with a lovely paper pinwheel with a button detail in the centre. Would also look fab taped to the front of a card! Supplies needed: 1 pack of First Love Fabric Buttons 1 Twine Bobbin in Hot Pink Square piece of paper for your pinwheel Sticky tape Ruler Pencil Scissors or Xacto knife How to: Cut out a square piece of paper and put your ruler diagonally across the corners. Draw a line around ¾ of the way in from the corner towards the centre then use scissors or an Xacto knife to cut these lines. Bring one side of the corner up to the centre and fasten with sticky tape. Now you want to do this with each corner, be sure to stick the same side of the triangle. Finally, fasten your button in place with some glue or sticky tape. Wrap your gift with some twine and pop your new pinwheel on top of the gift with a bit of tape and you’re done! Really cute gift wrap idea for someone special and only takes a couple of minutes. Would look great with 3 or so little pinwheels too. 2. Basket This little basket is made from just a bit of scrap vinyl and is perfect for storing your craft goodies or jewellery. Add a personal touch with some coloured fabric tape on the inside too! Supplies needed: 1 pack of Childhood Fabric Buttons 1 Stripe Beige Fabric Tape Square piece of vinyl or leather (mine was 20x20cm) Needle and thread (if using leather, opt for a thicker thread and needle) Scissors or Xacto knife Ruler Pencil Hole punch (if using leather) How to: The start of this basket is much the same as the pinwheel actually. Cut out a square piece of vinyl or leather. Mine was 20x20cm. Put your ruler diagonally across the corners and mark a 8cm line (or approx. half way to the centre from the corner) with your pencil from the corner. Use scissors or an Xacto knife to cut the vinyl on the lines. I also decided to put some stripes of fabric tape on the inside of the basket horizontally. If you do this too, pop it on before cutting the lines, or if you’re like me and decide to add it later just re-cut across your lines over the tape. On one side of your square, fold 2 of the outer triangles in to meet in the middle. Now you want to just sew it together with your needle and thread. You’ll see I chose to punch some tiny holes in the vinyl at this point to get the sewing started simply, but unless you’re using a thick leather, you could actually just go right ahead with your needle. Once you’ve secured the pieces in place you can work on adding your button with the thread. Then repeat this with the triangles on the other side to create your basket. Cut off the excess triangle pieces of fabric from inside the basket, but be careful not to cut too close to the corner or it will create a little gap. Give it 10mm or so wrap around. 3. Push Pins This little project couldn’t be easier and is such a fun way to give your pin board an extra bit of character. Would also work well if you have a magnetic notice board – just glue some of your buttons to some plain magnets! Supplies needed: 1 pack of White Night Fabric Buttons Push pins Hot glue gun Pin board How to: Just heat up your hot glue gun and put a dab of glue onto a thumbtack. Quickly place your button straight onto the tack and hold in place for a minute. All done and ready to use on your favourite pin board! This project was created by Dailylike Design Team member Fiona Michelon of Craft Hunter.