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! – How To Make Fabric Cover Button Push Pins

Today I am making Fabric Cover Button Push Pins for my cork boards. I am ‘trying’ to get more organized with my kiddos paperwork, schedules, and notes that I need to keep track of. The cork boards are up, and now I just need some cute embellished Fabric Push Pins to jazz up my organization. πŸ™‚

Supplies:

1.Β  Cut your fabric scrap. You will want a circle that is about twice the diameter of your button blank. *TIP* Our All-In-One Cover Button Template makes creating the right size circle of fabric a breeze.

2.Β  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.Β  Place the button front (the domed piece) on top of the fabric. Leave the fabric edges hanging out.

4.Β  Press the cover button edges down into the tool. *TIP* To make it easier on my fingers, I use a sharpie marker to apply pressure.

5.Β  Place the back cover button piece on top of your fabric and button front. *TIP* 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.Β  Take the smaller piece of the assembly tool and with the open side down place it on the button back.

7.Β  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. *TIP* I often use a flat piece of wood to apply pressure, again to save my fingers. It also helps to avoid the button back going in at an angle.

8.Β  When you take the small assembly tool piece off, the fabric edges will be secured underneath the button back.

9.Β  Remove the button from the larger assembly tool piece.

10.Β  Tada! Now to attach it to the Thumb Tack and make a Fabric Cover Button Push Pin.

11.Β  Apply E6000 to back of Cover Button.

12.Β  Center and press Thumb Tack into place and remove any extra Adhesive.

13.Β  Let dry and enjoy. Tada, tada!!! So Cute!!!

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

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I Like Big Buttons! – How To Make A Fabric Cover Button Magnet

Today I would make some Fabric Cover Button Magnets. I am so tired of the random magnets my kiddos have found and slapped on our fridge. Time for some classy ones!!!

Supplies:

  • 1 Completed Flat Back Fabric Cover Button (Attach either a Size 36 (7/8 inch / 23 mm), Size 45 (1 1/8 inch / 28 mm), Size 60 (1 1/2 inch / 38 mm) flat back cover buttons.)
  • 1x 1″ Standard Round Magnet (Approximately 3/4″ Round)
  • E6000, Hot Glue, or comparable adhesive

1.Β  Cut your fabric scrap. You will want a circle that is about twice the diameter of your button blank. *TIP* Our All-In-One Cover Button Template makes creating the right size circle of fabric a breeze.

2.Β  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.Β  Place the button front (the domed piece) on top of the fabric. Leave the fabric edges hanging out.

4.Β  Press the cover button edges down into the tool. *TIP* To make it easier on my fingers, I use a sharpie marker to apply pressure.

5.Β  Place the back cover button piece on top of your fabric and button front. *TIP* 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.Β  Take the smaller piece of the assembly tool and with the open side down place it on the button back.

7.Β  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. *TIP* I often use a flat piece of wood to apply pressure, again to save my fingers. It also helps to avoid the button back going in at an angle.

8.Β  When you take the small assembly tool piece off, the fabric edges will be secured underneath the button back.

9.Β  Remove the button from the larger assembly tool piece.

10.Β  Tada! Now to attach it to the Magnet and make a Fabric Cover Button Magnet.

11.Β  Apply E6000 to back of Cover Button.

12.Β  Center and press Magnet into place and remove any extra Adhesive if desired.

13.Β  Let dry and enjoy. Tada!!! Now to decorate my fridge.

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

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Happy Fourth of July! Celebration Sale at ILikeBigButtons.com

Our Fourth of July celebration starts early this year!!! Before we prepare to celebrate another amazing 4th with our family, I wanted to give all of you our Celebration Deals so you can get started with some great summer crafts.

Coupon Codes (Good through Wednesday 7/5/17 on our website):

FOURTH5 for 5% off of orders over $25

FOURTH7 for 7% off of orders over $50

FOURTH10 for 10% off of orders over $100

FOURTH15 for 15% off of orders over $200

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

Happy Fourth of July from our family to yours!!! Have a great snappy holiday week!!!

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

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7 Of My Favorite Craft Quotes – I Like Big Buttons!

I love crafting quotes; they are so clever. Here are seven of my personal favorites. Each one makes me laugh out loud and holds at least for me, more than a grain of truth.

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I Like Big Buttons! – How To Make A Fabric Cover Button Brooch Pin

Today I would make a Fabric Cover Button Brooch Pin. I have gotten a number of questions about how to turn Cover Buttons into Brooch Pins. This adorable fabric inspired me to make some cute embellishments for myself.

Supplies:

  • 1 Completed Flat Back Fabric Cover Button (Attach either a Size 45 (1 1/8 inch / 28 mm), Size 60 (1 1/2 inch / 38 mm),Β Size 75 (1 7/8 inch / 48 mm) flat back cover buttons.)
  • 1x 1″ Brooch Pin
  • E6000, Hot Glue, or comparable adhesive

1.Β  Cut your fabric scrap. You will want a circle that is about twice the diameter of your button blank. *TIP* Our All-In-One Cover Button Template makes creating the right size circle of fabric a breeze.

2.Β  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.Β  Place the button front (the domed piece) on top of the fabric. Leave the fabric edges hanging out.

4.Β  Press the cover button edges down into the tool. *TIP* To make it easier on my fingers, I use a sharpie marker to apply pressure.

5.Β  Place the back cover button piece on top of your fabric and button front. *TIP* 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.Β  Take the smaller piece of the assembly tool and with the open side down place it on the button back.

7.Β  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. *TIP* I often use a flat piece of wood to apply pressure, again to save my fingers. It also helps to avoid the button back going in at an angle.

8.Β  When you take the small assembly tool piece off, the fabric edges will be secured underneath the button back.

9.Β  Remove the button from the larger assembly tool piece.

10.Β  Tada! Now to attach it to the Brooch Pin and make a Fabric Cover Button Brooch Pin.

11.Β  Apply E6000 to back of Cover Button.

12.Β  Center and press Brooch Pin into place and remove any extra Adhesive.

13.Β  Let dry and enjoy. Ready to Embellish and Go!!!

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

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Friday Fun Facts – What is your Shipping and Handling turn around?

We often get questions from our customers about our shipping and handling time. We have it posted on our site, but here it is for your convenience.

“Orders purchased before 3pm Pacific time are typically prepared for shipment the following business day in our 9am pickup.”

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As always, there are exceptions to these customers reviews. We, just like our customers, are at the mercy of the US Postal Service, but on a whole, more than 99% of the time, they serve us well. We love our local US Postal workers who make shipping your packages a delight. If your purchase is taking longer than you had hoped, please feel free to contact us.

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