Christmas In July @ I Like Big Buttons!

It feels like Christmas in July in our I Like Big Buttons! household.

We have been busy helping our small community church prepare goodies for the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes that our church sends out each year. It is a great way to demonstrate to and with my children what it means to love and reach the unreached.

Given how excited my children, who have much in comparison, are about the little packages we put together, I can only imagine the wonder each girl and boy has when they open the special boxes we have packed for them.

This year we were tasked with making little bead & necklace kits which feels right up our alley.

I think they turned out pretty nice and with my many helpers, the task wasn’t overwhelming. So far, we have put together 225 bead necklace kits. I am sure some more beads will make their way to us.

Next, we were put in charge of cutting in half all the construction paper so that it fits neatly in the shoeboxes. I may have volunteered for this task because I have the largest paper cutter around. 😛

Our task for the upcoming week is sewing kits. I bought some simple hotel sewing kits off of Amazon that we are going to jazz up with some extra goodies.

Like an overabundance of “free” fabric, Grandma dropped on my doorstep when she was cleaning her home.  I think for my sanity and to bless someone else, it should be donated to Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. Seems like a win, win! 🙂

We are also adding extra thread, bobby pins, buttons, floss, ribbon left over from our bead necklaces, and scissors.

I hope you enjoyed a glimpse into Christmas in July at I Like Big Buttons! I am sure there will be more Operation Christmas Child projects to come as November approaches. My kiddos and I are on our OCC director’s short list. She knows we are cheerful, ready, and willing to make her crazy ideas a reality. 🙂

Last year, our tiny community church made almost 800 boxes which amazes me. God is Good!!!

If you haven’t checked out Operation Christmas Child and Samaritan’s Purse, you should. It is an outstanding program run by Franklin Graham.

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I Like Big Buttons! Flash Sale!!! 40% off – Random Mix of 50 MAM Ring Adapters OR 50 O-Ring Adapters

FLASH SALE!!! Save 40% on a Random Mix of 50 MAM Ring Pacifier Adapters OR O-Ring Pacifier Adapters now through Saturday (7/14/18).

Choose Either 50 MAM Ring Adapters OR 50 O-Ring Adapters (Random Mix)

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MAM Rings – Button Style Pacifier Adapters

MAM Rings are great for attaching your pacifier holders to MAM, Gerber Nuk, Razbaby, and most other button style pacifiers.  These rings are made of food grade silicone and are BPA free.  The slit accommodates 1/2″, 5/8″, and 7/8″ ribbon (there may be some gathering with 7/8″ ribbon).

Measurements:

  • 1 7/8″ (48 mm) long
  • 1 1/4″ (32 mm) wide
  • 3/4″ (20 mm) slit width

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O-Rings – Button Style Pacifier Adapters

O-Rings are great for attaching your pacifier holders to MAM, Gerber Nuk, Razbaby, and most other button style pacifiers. These rings are made of food grade silicone and are BPA free. They accommodate 1/2″, 5/8″, 7/8″, and 1″ ribbon (there may be some gathering with 7/8″ and 1″ ribbon).

Measurements:

  • 7/8″ (22 mm) internal diameter
  • 1 1/8″ (28 mm) external diameter

O-Ring Adapters LINK 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 Thursday 7/5/18 on our website):

FOURTH5 for 5% off of orders over $25

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FOURTH10 for 10% off of orders over $100

FOURTH15 for 15% off of orders over $200

***BONUS: Don’t forget that US orders over $99 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 🙂

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How to Make Fabric Cover Button Cuff Links

Supplies:

  • 2 Completed Flat Back Fabric Cover Button (Choose your size, size depends on the statement you want to make)
  • 1 set of Cuff Links
  • E6000 or comparable adhesive

Steps:

1.  Follow these instructions to make Flat Back Fabric Covered Buttons.

2.  Apply E6000 to back of Cover Button.

3.  Center and press Cuff Link into place and remove any extra Adhesive.

4.  Let dry and enjoy.

5.  Tada!

You are done! Wear these adorable Cuff Links to match or accent your favorite button-up outfit for an afternoon outing. Enjoy!

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Have you seen our KAM Plastic Snap Professional Press at work?

It makes installing KAM Plastic Snaps a breeze! I am in love with our KAM Professional Press and we carry them in pretty Coral.

We are giving a KAM Plastic Snap Professional Press and Long Prong KAM Plastic Snap Starter Pack away right now on our Business Facebook Page in celebration of Mother’s Day. (Giveaway good until Monday 05/14/2018)

If you can’t wait, we have our Coral Presses for sale for 10% off on our website right now.  Also, take an additional 10% any of our snap related products with coupon code: SNAPLOVE

KAM Professional Snap Press

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It’s My Birthday Week!!!

To celebrate, I will be giving away a prize every day in 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 today!!!
 
Daily Prizes:
 
Monday’s prize: 100 Sewing Clips
 
Tuesday’s prize: 25 Round Shaped Enameled Pacifier Clips (A Random Mix)
 
Wednesday’s prize: Super Starter Pack in Rainbow Spectrum
 
Thursday’s prize: 25 Sets of Silver 1″ (25 mm) Key Fob Hardware
Friday’s prize: 25 Jumbo Paperclips (A Random Mix)
 
Saturday/Sunday prize: ILikeBigButtons.com ($15 Coupon Code good for a one time purchase on ILikeBigButtons.com)
 
*One (1) Random winner will be drawn every day at 12 pm PT.
 
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Pattern Giveaway courtesy of Mamma Can Do It!!!

To celebrate our partnership with Mamma Can Do It, they have generously given us three (3) $10 credits for MammaCanDoIt.com.

How to Enter: Comment on our Facebook post with your favorite pattern from MammaCanDoIt.com (in both I Like Big Buttons! group and Mamma Can Do It Sewing Pattern group)

The winner must:

1. Comment with your answer to this post/image in I Like Big Buttons! Facebook Group
2. Comment with your answer to this post/image in Mamma Can Do It Sewing Pattern Facebook Group

Giveaway good through Thursday 3/29. Three (3) random winners will be drawn.

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