Happy New Year Giveaway Week @ ILikeBigButtons!

We hope this finds you enjoying 2019 as much as we are! We have been enjoying sunshiny winter days, quality family time, and lots and lots of family birthdays including the arrival of new cousin this week.  To celebrate the arrival of a great New Year, we will be giving away an I Like Big Buttons! ‘Happy New Year’ craft supply prize every day this week to enjoy while the weather is cool and we are stuck inside with ample time to craft. The giveaway posts will be posted in our I Like Big Buttons Fan Group!
The winner must comment with an answer to the day’s post/image in I Like Big Buttons Group. Giveaway will start at 12 pm PT tomorrow – Monday 1/14/19!!!
Daily Prizes:
Monday’s prize: ♥ 24 Random Mix of Jumbo Paper Clips (Silver, Antique Brass, and Gunmetal)
Tuesday’s prize:  24 Mix of Key Fob Hardware (4 pieces of each size (1 Inch and 1.25 Inch) and finish (Silver, Antique Brass, and Gunmetal))
Wednesday’s prize:  ILikeBigButtons.com ($15 Coupon Code good for a one time purchase on ILikeBigButtons.com)
Thursday’s prize:  210 Long Prong KAM Snap Starter Pack (One 10 pack of each color)
Friday’s prize:  24 Enameled Pacifier Clips (Random Mix of available colors)

Saturday/Sunday prize: ♥ 500 sets of KAM Plastic Snaps (25 sets of 20 colors pictured in Size 20)

*One (1) Random winner will be drawn every day at 12 pm PT.
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2019 Welcoming The New Year – SUPER KAM Plastic Snap SALE @ ILikeBigButtons.com

The End of the Year is upon us!  As we prepare to welcome 2019, we wanted to celebrate the last bit of 2018 with a SUPER KAM Plastic Snap SALE!!! Time to Stock Up!!!

Details and Sales Links Below

(Good through January 2rd, 2019 on our website only.)

KAM Plastic Snaps 100 Sets Sale

100 Sets of KAM Snaps in Size 20 for $2.85 (Regularly $3.50+)

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100 Sets of KAM Snaps in Size 16 for $2.85 (Regularly $3.50+)

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KAM Plastic Snaps 1000 Sets Sale

1000 Sets of KAM Snaps in Size 20 for $27.00 (Regularly $30.00+)

1000 Sets of KAM Snaps in Size 16 for $25.00 (Regularly $30.00+)

KAM Plastic Snap Mixed Sets Sale

100 KAM Snaps Sets (Mixed) for $1.95 (Regularly $3.95)

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Up to 55% off our KAM Snap 1000 mixed sets, choose from the options below.

1000* Kam Snaps/Plastic Snaps for $15.95 (Regularly $34.95)

Mystery 1000 Kam Snaps/Plastic Snaps for $22.95 (Regularly $34.95)

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See other deals in our Clearance Section @ ILikeBigButtons.com. Sale good through Wednesday, 1/2/2019.

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Christmas Crafting 2 In My Kitchen @ ILikeBigButtons.com

 

#3 Foolproof Fudge

Super quick and tastes amazing with almost no effort – my two favorite baking requirements! 😀

I make multiple batches of this recipe. This year I made Mint Chocolate Fudge and Milk Chocolate Fudge.

#4 – Caramel Corn
 
CLASSIC CARAMEL CORN
 
INGREDIENTS:
• 2/3 cup of Popcorn popped and de-seeded (will make 24 cups)
• 9 Tablespoons of Corn Syrup
• 18 Tablespoons of Butter
• 2 ¼ cups of packed Brown Sugar
 
Directions for Caramel Sauce:
 
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
2. Put in a saucepan, stir together and bring to a boil.
3. Let boil for 5 minutes, keep an eye on it and continue to stir it.
4. When 5 minutes is up, pull it off the stove and add vanilla and baking soda and stir (it will double in size).
Add:
• ¾ teaspoons of Vanilla
• ¾ teaspoons of Baking Soda
 
Directions for Caramel Corn:
 
1. Put popcorn in a turkey broiler pan, pour caramel mixture over and stir.
2. Place in oven for 10 minutes, at 10-minute mark stir and put back in the oven for 5 minutes.
3. At 5 minute mark, pull out and stir**.
4. **If you want crisper Caramel Corn (I like it crunchier), return to oven for an additional 3-5 minutes, pull and stir one last time.
5. Then spread caramel corn on tin foil in a single layer and let cool.
6. When cooled, break it up and eat.
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Christmas Crafting In My Kitchen @ ILikeBigButtons.com

This week I am spending time crafting in my kitchen. 😊 One of my kiddos favorite tradition is a few days before Christmas we visit all our neighbors with treats and wish them “Happy Jesus’ Birthday!”

We spend upwards of 20-30 minutes at each house. 😂 Our cookie run often takes a few evenings to complete. Not the swiftest, but a wonderful time where we get to really talk with our neighbors and enjoy them in more than passing.

This year I thought I would share my favorite easy, but tasty Christmas treats.

#1 Peanut Butter Fudge

See Recipe here: https://pinterest.com/pin/201184308339934112/

#2 English Toffee
 
This is one of my Grandma’s recipes and a favorite of my husband’s. I have to admit I am quite fond of it too.
 
ENGLISH TOFFEE CANDY
INGREDIENTS:
 
  • ½ cup chopped nuts (pecan or walnuts)
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • 6oz chocolate chips (semi or milk chocolate)

Directions:

  1. Place ½ cup of chopped nuts in bottom of tin foil lined cookie sheet. Cook ¾ cup of brown sugar (packed) and ½ cup butter to 270 degrees about 7 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour over nuts and smooth out.
  2. Sprinkle over toffee 6 oz of chocolate chips (or not).
  3. Cover at once with tin foil and wait for 2 minutes or until chips are soft. Then spread the chocolate out with a spatula.
  4. Let Cool. Break into pieces (turn over on wax paper and strike with a heavy spoon or break with hands)

Keep refrigerated. (May freeze)

Makes – 1 lb. candy
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Key Fob Lip Balm Holder by ILikeBigButtons.com

I have been admiring these Lip Balm Holders for some time and decided to today to make a few for my littles’ Lip Balm and my Blistex. I love how they turned out!

Supplies:

1.  Cut a 15.5″ x 2.25″ piece of Cotton Fabric and Fusible Interfacing. These measurements will work for standard Lip Balm Tube and the standard Blistex Tube. You may need to adjust measures for your favorite lip product.

2.  Iron the Fusible Interfacing to the wrong side of your fabric.

3.  Fold right sides together width-wise and sew both long sides with a 1/4″ seam. Do not sew short sides.

4.  Turn tube right side out through the open side, iron flat, and sew the open short side closed with a zig-zag stitch.

5.  Fold zig-zag side back on itself 1 1/4″. Sew straight stitch 1/2″ from the top, and again at 5/8″ from the top. This is what it will look like from the back.

6.  Here is how the front turned out. This will be the front of the pocket on the Lip Balm Holder.

7.  Fold the tab that will be the front of the pocket at 2 3/4″. Make sure the zig-zag stitch is hidden. Use Sewing Clips to hold front pocket in place while sewing. Stitch at 1/4″ seam around the whole holder. And again at 1/8″. Start and finish at the top edge so that your start and finish stitches will be hidden.

8.  Center the 1.25″ Key Fob Hardware on the top edge of the Lip Balm Holder.

9.  Using Key Fob Hardware Pliers squeeze the Key Fob Hardware closed with gentle pressure.  Sometimes, I go back and forth from left to right added a little bit of pressure to each side until it eases together.  Our Key Fob Hardware Pliers make this easy to do. Make sure the teeth in the Key Fob Hardware are sunk securely into the fabric.

10.  Tada! These little Lip Balm Holders were easy to make and are great as a quick thoughtful gift for a loved one who hates chapped lips.

11.  Hang them on your keychain, the outside of your purse, or anywhere you need for quick access.

To see all our Key Fob Hardware Tutorials, visit our Projects section here.

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KAM Snap Upcycled Jean Christmas Ornaments by ILikeBigButtons.com

Today I decided a need a few Upcycled Jean Christmas Trees. As I have mentioned in the past, finding jeans destine for the scrap pile is no problem with a house full of rambunctious kiddos. These cute trees also remind me of some that my parents had when we were growing up.

Supplies:

  • A set of holey Jeans
  • Star KAM Snaps
  • KAM Snap Pliers and Awl
  • Fabric of your choice (I picked Christmasy colored cotton fabric)
  • Ribbon
  • Quilt Batting or Pillow Stuffing
  • Fabric Adhesive
  • Standard Sewing Machine
  • Scissors

1.  Make a simple Christmas Tree template and trace on your jean fabric with a permanent marker.

2.  Make pairs of each tree so that you have a front and back for each tree. You could also use felt or fabric on the back to extend the impact of your jean fabric.

3.  Cut the Christmas Tree template down. I took about a 1/2″ on each side/angle. Make a Fabric Christmas Tree silhouette for each Jean Christmas Tree.

4.  Use a Fabric Adhesive to adhere the Christmas Tree silhouettes to the fronts sides of the Jean Christmas Trees.

5.  Use a decorative stitch to outline the Upcycled Jean Christmas Trees on two sides. Then fill with quilt batting or pillow filling.

6.  Finish stitching along the bottom swoop of the Christmas Tree. Add a loop of decorative ribbon and a Star KAM Plastic Snap to the top of the Christmas Tree.

Additional Crafty Ideas:

  • You could add multiple cuts along the edges of the trees to add more character.
  • Or you could fray the edges of the trees.
  • You could give the trees finished edges, but that wasn’t the look I was personally going for.
  • You could add KAM Snaps; both Star, Heart, and Round shaped into the body of the tree to represent ornaments or twinkling lights.

7.  Tada! I think they turned out great and add a great pop of color to our Christmas Tree.

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Christmasy Fabric Cover Button Magnet by ILikeBigButtons.com

I suddenly needed a few new Christmasy accessories: Fabric Cover Button Magnets to the rescue. I love the splash of color they add to my refrigerator and magnet board. And they are so useful!!!

Supplies:

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