2017 Back To School Craft Supply Sale at ILikeBigButtons.com !!!

Back to School is upon us!!! As we prepare to send our children for another amazing school year, I wanted to give all of you mamas a mom appropriate Back To School Sale so you can get started with some great crafts or for you pre-planners start thinking about holiday gifts.

Coupon Codes (Good through Friday 8/25/17 on our website):

BTS5 for 5% off of orders over $25

BTS7 for 7% off of orders over $50

BTS10 for 10% off of orders over $100

BTS15 for 15% off of orders over $200

***BONUS: Don’t forget that US orders over $70 also get upgraded to free shipping!!!

Have a great crafty week!!!

I Like Big Buttons! and All Buttons big and small πŸ™‚

KAM Snaps:

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Pacifier Supplies:

All Enamel Clips Angle wide

MAM rings all colors

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Cover Buttons:

Key Fob Hardware:

Barrettes:

Bobby Pins:

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Paper Clips:

Earring Supplies:

10mm earring (4x4)

Sewing Notions:

Wonderific Clips All Main Shot

And Much More…

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Our 5 Most Popular Pacifier Clip Tutorials – I Like Big Buttons!

Pacifier Clips are easy to make, fun to embellish, and a great useful gift for a new mom and baby. Here are our top 5 Pacifier Clip Tutorials:

#1 – A Cover Button Metal Pacifier Clips with Cover Buttons, Round Faced Metal Suspender Clips, and KAM Snaps

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#2 – Jean Pacifier Clip with Rosette using KAM Plastic Snaps and Clip

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#3 – “No Sew” Pacifier Clip with KAM Snaps, MAM Ring or O-Ring and an KAM Plastic Pacifier Clip for Button Style Pacifiers

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#4 – Fabric Pacifier Clip with KAM Snaps, MAM Ring or O-Ring and an KAM Plastic Pacifier Clip for Button Style Pacifiers

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#5 – Recycling Jeans into a Pacifier Clip using KAM Snaps and a Pacifier Clip

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I Like Big Buttons! FLASH SALE!!! 33% off – Random Mix of 50 Enameled Pacifier Clips OR 50 Plastic Pacifier Clips

FLASH SALE!!! Save 33% on a Random Mix of 50 of our popular Enameled Pacifier Clips OR KAM Plastic Pacifier Clips now through Wednesday (8/16/17).

Choose Either 50 Enameled Pacifier Clips OR 50 Plastic Pacifier Clips (Random Mix)

LINK HERE!

Pacifier Clips are frequently combined with:

You can do it! See how easy it is with one of our step by step tutorials:

Enamel 1″ (25 mm) Round Metal Pacifier Clips – Random Mix

Pacifier clips are great for making pacifier holders, bib clips, toy holders, and various other ribbon or sewing crafts.Β  They have grabbing teeth that secure tightly.Β  3/8 inch to 7/8 inch ribbon is frequently used, but they can hold ribbon up to 1 inch wide.

Measurements:

  • 7/8″ (22 mm) circle diameter
  • 1 1/2″ (38 mm) long
  • 1″ (25 mm) oval attachment ring
  • Lead and Nickel Free

LINK HERE!

OR

1″ (25 mm) KAM Plastic Pacifier Clips (Alligator Clips)- Random Mix

Pacifier clips are great for making pacifier holders, bib clips, toy holders, and various other ribbon or sewing crafts. They have grabbing teeth that secure tightly. 3/8 inch to 7/8 inch ribbon is frequently used, but they can hold ribbon up to 1 inch wide.

Measurements:

  • 5/8″ (16 mm) wide
  • 1 5/8″ (41 mm) long
  • 1″ (25 mm) oval attachment ring

LINK HERE!

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Fabric Cover Buttons @ I Like Big Buttons!

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We love our Cover Buttons! Easy to make and versatile they are one of my favorite go to craft supplies.

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Take 12% off your Cover Button order over $55 until Wednesday, August 9th with coupon code: BUTTONLOVE

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Flat Backs are used for crafts were you would like to glue a cover button: jewelry, bracelets, rings, earrings, necklaces, bobby pins and barrettes, scrap booking, and much more.

Wire Backs are used for fabric cover buttons in sewing, shoes, clothing, pony tail holders and much, much more.

Here are the 7 sizes we carry. From 1/2″, which is about as small as your pinky nail, all the way up to 1 7/8″ in diameter, about the size of the round side of a kiwi fruit. We carry them in both flat back (glueable) and wire back (sewable).

Assembling fabric Cover Buttons is fast and simple. In just seconds, you will have a button ready for your latest craft project.

See our pictorial below:

How to Make Fabric Cover Buttons:

Cover Buttons are easy to assemble:

  1. Cut your fabric scrap. You will want a circle that is about twice the diameter of your button blank.
  2. Put your fabric piece in the larger assembly tool piece (RIGHT SIDE DOWN). When you look into the tool you want to see the back of the fabric.
  3. Place the button front (the domed piece) on top of the fabric. Leave the fabric edges hanging out.
  4. Press the cover button edges down into the tool.
  5. Place the back cover button piece on top of your fabric and button front. If the cover button will be subject to repeated tugging from the back, you may want to add a little e6000 adhesive before attaching the back.
  6. Take the smaller piece of the assembly tool and with the open side down place it on the button back.
  7. Press down. You may hear a pop when the last bit of the button back slips into place. If you take the tool out and the button is not completely secured, just put it back in and press down again.
  8. When you take the small assembly tool piece off, the fabric edges will be secured underneath the button back.
  9. Remove the button from the larger assembly tool piece.
  10. Tada!

To see other great Fabric Cover Button ideas, visit our DIY Project section here.

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Friday Fun Facts – The Anatomy Of A KAM Plastic Snap

KAM plastic snaps are wonderful. They are a SNAP to install and much easier and durable than a standard metal snap or sewable button.Β  They come in a multitude of colors and sizes.Β  Which one is right for you?

Here is a simple tutorial on the anatomy of a plastic snap set. There are 4 parts to a set:

  • 2 Caps (Before installation they resemble a tack with a Round, Heart, or Star shaped head. They give a neat finished look to your snap.)
  • 1 Socket (The female part with the larger raised circle that the stud (male part) fits into)
  • 1 Stud (The male part with the smaller raised circle that fits inside the socket (female part))

SIZE 20:

  • Size 20 (0.5″ – 12.4 mm) snaps can be used for most general projects like baby diapers and clothing. They are our most popular plastic snap size, have the largest color variety, and have a good strong hold. We carry them in all 130 colors and clear.
  • Standard Size 20 snaps have a 5.6mm prong length. Prong length refers to the length of the shaft on the backside of the Cap. When formed, the prong will compress and form a ‘mushroom’ shape to hold the Cap and Socket or Stud together.
  • We also offer Long Prong Size 20 (0.5″ – 12.4 mm) in a rainbow of colors. They are great for embroidered key fobs using Marine or Glitter Vinyl as well as other projects where you need just a little more prong length. Long Prong Size 20 snaps have a 6.2mm prong length.

Β SIZE 16:

  • Size 16 (0.4″ – 10.2 mm) snaps are most commonly used for baby and toddler clothing, pacifier clips, mama pads, and small crafts. We carry them in our first 60 (“B”) colors and clear.
  • Size 16 snaps have a 4.2mm prong length. Prong length refers to the length of the shaft on the backside of the Cap. When formed, the prong will compress and form a ‘mushroom’ shape to hold the Cap and Socket or Stud together.
  • The Size 16 Socket and Stud are less noticeably different. Many first time users don’t immediately see the distinction. The Socket’s raised circle is the larger of the two pictured, and the Stud’s raised circle is smaller and inserts into the Socket (female) side.

SIZE 14:

  • Our Size 14 (0.35″ – 9.7 mm) snaps can be used in most applications where Size 16 snaps are used. We carry them in White and Black at this time.
  • Our Size 14 snaps have a 5.0mm prong length. Prong length refers to the length of the shaft on the backside of the Cap. When formed, the prong will compress and form a ‘mushroom’ shape to hold the Cap and Socket or Stud together.
  • As with the Size 16, the Size 14 Socket and Stud are less noticeably different. The Socket’s circle is the larger of the two pictured.Β  The Stud’s circle is smaller and inserts into the Socket (female) side. Size 16 and Size 14 Sockets and Studs are the same; only the cap differs.

SIZE 19:

  • Size 19 (0.475″ – 12 mm) snaps are used for heavy duty applications requiring a strong grip. They are often used with tote bags, coats, tarps, and upholstery. We carry them in White and Black at this time.
  • Size 19 snaps have a 6.9mm prong length. Prong length refers to the length of the shaft on the backside of the Cap. When formed, the prong will compress and form a ‘mushroom’ shape to hold the Cap and Socket or Stud together.
  • The Size 19 Socket and Studs are larger, but similar in appearance to Size 20 Sockets and Studs.

SIZE 22:

  • Size 22 (0.55″ – 14.1 mm) snaps are used for heavy duty applications requiring a strong grip. They are often used with tote bags, coats, tarps, and upholstery. We carry them in White and Black at this time.
  • Size 22 snaps have a 6.9mm prong length. Prong length refers to the length of the shaft on the backside of the Cap. When formed, the prong will compress and form a ‘mushroom’ shape to hold the Cap and Socket or Stud together.
  • The Size 22 Socket and Studs are larger, but similar in appearance to Size 20 Sockets and Studs.

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I Like Big Buttons! Adjustable Elastic Headband With Interchangeable Shabby Flowers

Today, I am making a Adjustable Elastic Headband with Interchangeable Shabby Flowers.Β  It is super easy to do and adorable on both babies and big πŸ˜‰ kids alike.

Supplies for Adjustable Headband:

  • 1 set of headband ring and slider
  • 24″ length of 5/8″ Elastic for headbands
  • Glue of your choice: Fabric Tac or Hot Glue
  • Lighter or Chef’s Torch

Supplies for Shabby Flower Embellishment:

  • 2″ Shabby Flowers of your choosing
  • 1/2″ x 1″ square of Coordinating Felt
  • 1 1/2″ Circles of Coordinating Felt
  • Glue of your choice: Fabric Tac or Hot Glue
  • Coordinating Size 20 KAM Snaps

Adjustable Elastic Headband:

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Instructions:

1.Β  Cut your Elastic to 24″ length and heat seal the ends with the Lighter.Β  Be careful to just seal the ends, not start them on fire :).Β  (You may want to practice on a scrap piece if this is your first time.)

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2.Β  Take your 24″ length of Elastic and feed the decorative/shiny side of the Elastic up through the first loop in the Slider over the bar and back down through the second loop in the Slider.

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3.Β  Pull the Elastic until it is about 3/4″ sticking out the bottom of the second loop of the Slider.

4.Β  Flip the Slider over so that the wrong sides of the Elastic is face up, this is the bottom of the Slider.Β  Put a dab of glue on the Elastic and press the 3/4″ of Elastic to it firmly.Β  Wiping away any excess glue.

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5.Β  From the opposite side, slide the single Slider Loop about half way on to the Elastic.

6.Β  You now have the single Slider Loop in the center of your elastic and the slider attached to one end.
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7.Β  Take the other end of Elastic decorative side up and feed it through the double Loop Slider the same way as before.Β  Up through the first Loop over the bar and down through the second Loop.
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8.Β  Now pull the elastic through the Slider until you reach the single Slider.
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9.Β  Feed the end of your Elastic through the single ring and overlap it about 3/4″ and glue down.
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10.Β  You now have an adjustable headband. Β Tada!Β  But wait there is more ;)!

Interchangeable Shabby Flower Embellishments:

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Instructions:

1.Β  Glue the 1 1/2″ circle of Felt to each of the Shabby Flowers.

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2.Β  Once it has had some time to dry, install a Size 20 KAM Snap Cap and stud in the center of each Shabby Flower.Β  The stud should be facing down on the underside of the Shabby Flower in the Felt.Β  Repeat for each flower. (In the pictures, I used Size 16 but found that it did not hold well and had to replace them with Size 20.)

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3.Β  Glue the 1/2″x1″ square of Felt to the underside of the Elastic where you want to locate the Shabby Flower.

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4.Β  Once it has had some time to dry, install a KAM Snap Cap and socket through it.Β  The socket facing up on decorative side of the Elastic.

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5.Β  Snap the flower in place and go!Β  Tada!

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I Like Big Buttons! FLASH SALE!!! 100 Kam Plastic Snap Sets (Size 20 & Size 16) $1.95 Each (Normally $3.95)

FLASH SALE!!! For the first time ever, we are deep discounting both our Size 20 and our Size 16 snaps at the same time. 100 Kam Plastic Snap Sets* (Size 20 – Most Popular OR Size 16 – Doll/Ribbon Projects) $1.95 Each (Normally $3.95):

 

  • Size 20 (0.5″ – 12.4 mm) snaps are our most popular size and can be used for most general projects like baby diapers and clothing. They are our most popular plastic snap size, have the largest color variety, and have a good strong hold.

Size 20 – Link Here!

 

  • Size 16 (0.4″ – 10.2 mm) snaps are most commonly used for baby and toddler clothing, doll clothing, pacifier clips, mama pads, and small crafts.

Size 16 – Link Here!

Exclusive to I Like Big Buttons! Friends and Fans!!! Good Through Sunday (7/23) on our website. *Supplies may be limited.


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