Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Spooky Spider Bow Tie - Happy Halloween

Halloween is not a very big occasion here in South Africa. I've never quite understood why that is.

I think the kids here really miss an enjoyable evening of dressing up and the sort of neighbourhood camaraderie that makes getting to know neighbours fun...not to mention missing out on lots of candy
(candy is also not a word generally used here.)

Nowadays living out on a farm makes trick-or-treating a little more trick-y than treat-y since its over 3 kilometers to our nearest neighbour!

But we are having a Halloween theme dinner and so are dressing dad up in this fabulously fun bow tie with a seriously spooky spider button...I'm pretty sure he'll have or two up his sleeve to get us back for embarrassing him thank us for the super cool adornment.

Happy trick or treating!

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Cupcake Button Earrings - Tutorial

Kayleigh of Kakes' Crafts shares her tutorial on how to create these fun earrings out of Incomparable cupcake buttons.
She also has some cute pictures of the buttons she had left over sewn onto a hat she made.
Take a look at the full tutorial on her blog. Thanks for the fab tutorial Kayleigh.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Fabric Decoupage and Heart Button Gift Box - Tutorial

Today we want to share a stunning tutorial created by Dominika of craftingbydominique.
She has some truly lovely craft work up on her blog so head on over to see the full tutorial as well as some of her other fabulous creations.
Some of the supplies she used to make this beautiful box:
...and one of the techniques:
Follow her step by step instructions to create your very own embellished gift box.
 Dominika's wedding box was a gift but if I were her I would have been tempted to keep it for myself - it is just too beautiful!
Thanks to Dominika for a terrific tutorial.
Be sure to head over to craftingbydominique for the details.

Friday, 26 October 2012

Stylish Bag - Tutorial

Natalie from Marigolds' Loft shared this great tutorial on how to make a canvas bag embellished with a serviette and co-ordinating Incomparable wildlife buttons.
Head on over to her blog to see the full step-by-step tutorial.
Here is the finished bag - looks fantastic - thanks Natalie for the inspiration.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Moose Button Memo Holder - Tutorial

We sent Debbie over at Craftymoose Crafts a set of our Incomparable moose buttons and love the cute memo holders she created.
These lovely clothes pin memo holders are for the fridge.
The step by step tutorial is up on her blog.
Thanks for the inspiring idea Debbie.
These would make great gift tags for Christmas too.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

We heart button hearts...


This heart decoration was easy to make and is even easier on the eye.
Cut out a heart shaped piece of stiff felt or thick cardboard and use a glue gun to attach a ribbon for hanging. Then glue on a variety of pretty buttons - I used a selection of soft pink & white  Incomparable hearts and flowers.
Its pretty as a wreath on the door...or a decoration for the Christmas tree...
Or hanging from a door key as a sweet decoration.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

The Button Diet

A great way to diet is to spend ones lunchtime coming up with new projects and ideas...and completely forget about eating lunch at all!

This is what Jen did yesterday over lunch while she was putting together combinations of different sized Incomparable buttons to create these fun fashion rings.

Unfortunately by supper time she was so ravenous she had to have second helpings! ;)

Monday, 15 October 2012

Thumb Tacks

These thumb tacks are quick and easy to make.

Simply glue a variety of Incomparable button shapes onto the flat end of the thumb tacks and leave overnight to dry.

Use them to leave notes for your loved ones and to pin up your favourite photos. They'll transform your message board. 

This week we are really excited to be sharing the first tutorial from our exchange. There will be fifteen fun tutorials in all...
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