🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 President’s Day Sale! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 KAM Plastic Snap Sale!!!

President’s Day Sale!  KAM Plastic Snap Sale! Up to 60% off –> Check them out in the links below* (no coupons necessary):

Random Grab Bag: 1000* Kam Snaps/Plastic Snaps for $13.95 (Regularly $34.95)

President’s Day Grab Bag: 1000* Kam Snaps/Plastic Snaps for $14.95 (Regularly $34.95)

1000* Kam Snaps/Plastic Snaps for $16.95 (Regularly $34.95)

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

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Exclusive to I Like Big Buttons! Friends and Fans!!! Good Today Only (Monday – 2/18) on our website (Links Above). *Supplies may be limited.

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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.

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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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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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Storewide 2018 Black Friday Sale @ I Like Big Buttons!

BLACK FRIDAY is here early!!! Before we prepare to celebrate another amazing Thanksgiving with our family, I wanted to give all of you our Black Friday Deals so you can get started with some great Christmas crafts or for you pre-planners 😉 some last minute projects.

Coupon Codes (Good through the end of the November 11/27/18 on our website):

BLKFRI5  for 5% off of orders over $25

BLKFRI7 for 7% off of orders over $50

BLKFRI10 for 10% off of orders over $100

BLKFRI15 for 15% off of orders over $200

***BONUS: Don’t forget that US orders over $99 also get upgraded to free shipping!!!

Black Friday orders will ship out Monday with our morning pickup. Thank you for your understanding and business! Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!!! Have a great crafty holiday week!!!

I Like Big Buttons! and All Buttons big and small 🙂

KAM Snaps:

Pacifier Supplies:

All Enamel Clips Angle wide

Cover Buttons:

Key Fob Hardware:

Barrettes:

Bobby Pins:

Paper Clips:

Earring Supplies:

Sewing Clips:

Wonderific Clips All Main Shot

And Much More…

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I Like Big Buttons! Upcycled Messenger Bag/Purse Tutorial

We are a cat loving family here at I Like Big Buttons. As such, we have a few fluffy friends scurrying around. Recently, my husband picked up a few bags of cat food that not only were made of a more durable material than the paper bags ones but also had cute kitty images on them. I couldn’t resist turning them into some cute messenger bags for a couple of my little cat lovers. 🙂

How to make an Upcycled/Recycled Messenger Bag/Purse with KAM Snaps and Pet Food Bag

Supplies:

  • Pet Food Bag of your choice (Look for the ones made of woven plastic)
  • Marine Vinyl or a material of your choice
  • 2 KAM Snap Sets (Depending on the thickness of the material you may want Long Prong)
  • KAM Snap Pliers and Awl
  • 1″ Cotton Webbing
  • Scissors/Rotary Blade
  • Standard Sewing Machine

1.  Cut the bag along the seams. I plan on making 2 bags with it. For this project, I am focusing on making each bag with a kitty image front and center. Use a damp cloth to wipe the leftover cat food crumbs from the interior of the bags and let air dry. This doesn’t take more than a few minutes.

2.  Decide on your shape. I like to craft off the cuff. This lid of a storage container was just the right size and shape to showcase the kitty image. Trace around it with a marker.

3.  I picked the height based on the image. I left a 1″ above each kitty image. *If I did it again, I might do 2″ or 3″ instead. As you will see later, the flap of the bag covers some of the image. If I had dropped it another inch I think it would have looked slightly better when snapped closed.

4.  Cut 2 pieces of Marine Vinyl or material of your choice the same size at the kitty images. I had some vinyl left over from a summer chair reupholstering product. I love it because the color goes nicely with the kitty image and it is durable.

5.  Cut two flaps for the messenger bags. I cut them the same width as the bags and longer than I thought I would need so I could adjust on the fly.

6. Using a 1/2″ seam sew the kitty image to the front piece of Marine Vinyl, right sides together. I chose to put the Marine Vinyl front to the front so that the interior of the bag was uniform, but you could turn the right side of the Marine Vinyl inward so that it was to the inside of the bag. Sewer’s choice. 🙂

7.  Fold the sewed seam flat and smooth. Then, fold it until the kitty image is right side out. Smooth the sewed seam and Marine Vinyl.

8.  Sew 1/4″ seam along the top of the finished edge.

9.  Fold the top edge of the back piece of the bag over a 1/2″. Sew 1/4″ seam along the edge, creating a finished edge.

10.  For the top flap, I created a simple square with three finished edges. Marine Vinyl is durable and the raw edges hold up nicely. If using another material, you will have to give consideration to the material you are using and adjust accordingly. The messenger bag/purse will be about 8″ wide when finished so I made the flaps slightly smaller at 7.75″.  *If I did it again, I might have shaved off a little bit more to give the shoulder strap more room to fill.

11.  I, then, cut the height of the flap down to 3″ because I wanted to see as much of the kitty image as I could after the KAM plastic snap was installed.

12.  Align and use a zigzag stitch to attach the flap to the back piece of the purse. Make sure to center it.

13.  Put right sides together and sew the 2 sides and bottom of the purse with a 3/8″ to 1/2″ seam. Make sure to use a Stay Stitch the beginning and end of your sewing so that the stitches stay put.

14.  Turn the bags right side out and square the corners as much as possible. I used the backside of a Sharpie marker to help square the corners. Remember I slightly rounded them so they won’t be perfectly square. Smooth bags flat.

15.  Measure the center of the flap and use a KAM awl to poke a hole for the KAM plastic snap that you will adding. I am only going through 1 layer of Marine Vinyl so a Standard Prong snap will work. If you are using thicker material or multiple layers, I would recommend our Long Prong KAM plastic snaps.

16.  Install KAM plastic snap (Cap and Socket).

17.  Repeat in front of the bag, where KAM plastic snap lines up. I poked the hole through both layers at once so that I had a point of reference. Then I widened the hole after double-checking the placement of the internal hole. Install KAM plastic snap (Cap and Stud).

18.  I think they turned out super cute! Now to add shoulder straps.

19.  For the sake of time and my sanity, I simply attached the shoulder straps with a half of a KAM snap set (Cap and Socket). I used the snap like a rivet. I also used Long Prong KAM plastic snaps for this piece because I was working with the thickness of the Marine Vinyl and Cotton Webbing. *I doubled the edge of the Cotton Webbing over on itself and sewed a straight line back and forth across it a half dozen times so it doesn’t unravel.  With Polyester Webbing, you could melt the edge to secure it.

20.  Tada!!! I think they turned out great, it took less than 2 hours to make both of them, and my little cat lovers are ecstatic. They have a new place to store their treasures.

😻 😻 😻

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