How to make a Ribbon and Cotton Webbing Key Fob Hardware Wristlet by ILikeBigButtons.com

Instructions for 1.25″ Key Fob Hardware (adjust accordingly if using 1″ Hardware)

Supplies:

1.  Cut a 10″ section of Cotton Webbing and Ribbon of your choosing.

2.  Iron Heat N Bond (10″ by thinner than ribbon) to Cotton Webbing making sure to center it, this is not a necessary step but it makes it easier to sew the Ribbon on especially with embroidered ribbon.

3.  Iron the Ribbon to the Cotton Webbing.

4.  Now sew up one side of the Ribbon and down the other.  The Ribbon is attached securely to the Cotton Webbing now.  Trim the edges so that they are even.

5.  Fold the Cotton Webbing in half, right sides facing out and match up the ends.  Stitch the ends together with a 1/4″ seam allowance.  Trim any loose threads.

 

6.  Tuck the sewn seam ends into the Key Fob Hardware, making sure that the Cotton Webbing is in there evenly and not hanging out one end or the other.

7.  Using your Pliers wrapped in duct tape or a scrap of fabric to protect the metal from getting scratched, squeeze the Key Fob Hardware closed a little at a time.  I like to go back and forth a couple times so that I don’t over crimp one side too much.

8.  Add the Key Ring and Yay!!! You are done.  Good Job!!!

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

© ILikeBigButtons.com and I Like Big Buttons Blog, 2019.

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How to make a Fabric and Cotton Webbing Key Fob Hardware Wristlet by ILikeBigButtons.com

Instructions for 1.25″ Key Fob Hardware (adjust accordingly if using 1″ Hardware)

Supplies:

1.  Cut a 10″ section of Cotton Webbing and Fabric strip, create a 10″x1.25″ strip of Fabric and a 10″x0.75″ strip of Heat N Bond.

2.  Center and Iron Heat N Bond to the wrong side of Fabric strip.

3.  Remove backing and on each side fold 1/4″ seam over and iron.

4.  Turn finished Fabric Strip right side up and iron to Cotton Webbing making sure to center it.

5.  Stitch along the edge of your Fabric strip, securing the edge onto the webbing.  Work slowly, keeping close to the edge.  Go the whole length and around the ends of the fabric strip for added stability.

6.  Fold the Cotton Webbing in half, right sides facing out and match up the ends.  Stitch the ends together with a 1/4″ seam allowance.  Trim any loose threads.

7.  Tuck the sewn seam ends into the Key Fob Hardware, making sure that the Cotton Webbing is in there evenly and not hanging out one end or the other.

8.  Using your pliers wrapped in duct tape or a scrap of fabric to protect the metal from getting scratched, squeeze the Key Fob Hardware closed a little at a time.  I like to go back and forth a couple times so that I don’t over crimp one side too much.

9.  Add the Key Ring and Yay!!! You are done.  Good Job!!!

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

© ILikeBigButtons.com and I Like Big Buttons Blog, 2019.

NEW! DIY Starter Kits @ ILikeBigButtons.com

We have had a lot of requests for DIY Starter Kits for our most popular supplies. We have compiled our customers’ favorite craft findings and supplies into great Starter Kits. Check them out!

–> 10% off all our DIY Kits through Friday (2/15/2019) no coupon necessary. <–

Cover Buttons Starter Kits:

We have assembled several Cover Button kits with our customer’s favorite supplies. Jumbo Paper Clips, Pendant Bezels, Thumb Tacks, Jewelry Supplies, Bobby Pins, Snap Barrettes, and Badge Reels. Choose from 3 Cover Button sizes and a variety of finishes/colors. Everything that you need to get started (fabric and glue not included *).

Key Fob Hardware Starter Kits:

We have also put together ready-to-go Key Fob Starter Kits with Pliers in a mix of sizes, finishes, or both. Everything that you need to get started (fabric not included *).

To see other great DIY STARTER KIT options, visit our DIY KITS section here.

© ILikeBigButtons.com and I Like Big Buttons Blog, 2019.

How To Make A KAM Plastic Snap Cord Keeper/Organizer by ILikeBigButtons.com

Cords, cords, cords!!! Despite my husband’s best efforts to make our house wireless, there are cords everywhere. Part of the joy of being a mom of many, I suppose. 😜 Everyone has one or more somethings that need to be charged and my husband makes sure there are enough cords so that no one is left crying. Have I mentioned he is my resident computer wiz? A job he proudly takes on.

So with cords abounding in my life and house, I decided we needed a better way to manage them all. Here are the results of my efforts. Cord keepers/organizers to simplify my life and corral the cords we can’t live without. 🤪

Supplies:

Instructions:

1. Cut out your material of choice, I used Marine Vinyl I had left over from a summer project. I cut each piece approximately 5.25″ x 2″ and gave them two different styles of finished ends. One is a pointed end, I used my quilting square to accomplish this, and the other has a rounded end, I used a small drinking cup to create the rounded tip. *The cords I was making these for were 6′ cords, you may need to adjust the length of your cord keeper to accommodate a larger or smaller cord.

2. Place the two pieces of Marine Vinyl with wrong sides together and pin with Sewing Clips, if desired. Straight stitch with a 1/4″ seam around the whole piece using a back stitch at the beginning and end to set the stitch.

3. Trim the edges down to 1/8″ to remove the excess vinyl and any uneven edges. The Marine Vinyl can slip a little bit when you are sewing and I found this was the easiest way to get a clean edge.

4. Measure to the center at the top and bottom of each cord keeper/organizer and place a mark where you want your KAM Plastic Snap to sit. I don’t like to eye it as I often find them off-center when I wing it.

5. Poke a hole through the centered mark with your KAM Awl and insert the KAM Plastic Snap Cap prong through the hole. You will want the cap on the top side (the side that was up when sewing) of your cord keeper and the socket or stud on the bottom side.

6. Flip the cord keeper over and add the socket.  Install the KAM Plastic Snap Cap and Socket on the edge that is rounded or pointed and a Cap and Stud on the square edge as pictured below.

7. Remember to install the snaps so that one half (Cap and Stud) are face up and one (Cap and Socket) are face down so that when you fold the cord keeper around the cord, the socket and stud meet.

8. Tada! These cord keepers/organizers take only minutes to make with scraps of vinyl/fabric, a few KAM Plastic Snaps, and are already making my life feel less crazy. At least until they all get home from school. 😜

To see other great KAM Plastic Snap ideas, visit our DIY Project section here.

© ILikeBigButtons.com and I Like Big Buttons Blog, 2019.

How To Wrap Cover Buttons With Paper by ILikeBigButtons.com

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I recently had a customer, Annie, ask if Cover Buttons could be wrapped in paper. I knew of a few customers who had success doing so but had never attempted it myself. Here is a tutorial on how to make Paper Wrapped Cover Buttons and some tips that Annie and I discovered and used.

I love how they turned out. Being an avid reader, I think they are the perfect touch for that special bookworm in your life.

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How to Make Paper Wrapped Cover Buttons:

Cover Buttons are easy to assemble:

1. Cut your paper scrap. You will want a circle that is about twice the diameter of your button blank. We used book pages, children’s books, and scrapbook paper and they all worked great. You may need to experiment and find what works best for you.

2. Cut a square of wax paper or piece of parchment paper slightly larger than your paper circle. You should be able to reuse it a number of times. I found that the parchment paper held up best.

3. Mist your paper circle on both sides and blot dry. This will help the paper to mold more smoothly to the rounded surface of the cover button front.

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4. Layer the wax/parchment paper, then your paper circle on the larger assembly tool mold piece (RIGHT SIDE DOWN). When you look into the underside of the tool you want to see the back of the fabric.

5. Place the button front (the domed piece) on top of the paper and press into the mold. This will require firm pressure. Leave the paper edges hanging out.

6. Press the paper edges down into the backside of the button front.

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7. Place the back cover button piece on top of your paper 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.

8. Take the smaller piece of the assembly tool and with the open side down place it on the button back.

9. Press down firmly. 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.

10. When you take the small assembly tool piece off, the paper edges will be secured underneath the button back.

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11. Remove the button from the larger assembly tool piece carefully using the wax/parchment paper to ease the button free.

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12. If desired, you can clear coat the completed button with Modge Podge or some equivalent sealer. It will extend the life of the Paper Wrapped Cover Button and give it a glossy finish.

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13. Tada! I am particularly in love with the Word Cover Buttons, it was fun picking the words I wanted centered and highlighted.

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

© ILikeBigButtons.com and I Like Big Buttons Blog, 2019.

 

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.
#ilikebigbuttons #shopilikebigbuttons #giveaway #happynewyear #win #craftshop #craftstore
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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.
© ILikeBigButtons.com and I Like Big Buttons Blog, 2018.