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Key Fob Wristlet with KAM® Plastic Snaps Tutorial @ ILikeBigButtons.com October 18 2021

Thanks to my I Like Big Buttons! Facebook group for help deciding on which color KAM® snap to use on my latest project. I went with G90 - Bright Celery because I love the pop of color that it adds to the project.

I have been wanting to make a Key Fob Wristlet for a while with a KAM® Plastic Snap accent. Not only does the KAM® Plastic Snap add a bit of pizzazz to my project but it is also functional. I can wear the wristlet on my wrist or snap it to my purse strap for safekeeping. No more digging around in my purse to find my keys.

Supplies:

1. Cut a 12" x 5" section of Fabric of your choosing and 12" x 1" Fusible Fleece.

2. Fold and iron the Fabric in half with the wrong sides together.

3. Unfold and iron the Fabric in half again long sides to the center. Iron Fusible Fleece to the left or right center column of the fabric, depending on how you want to fold it.

4. Fold over and iron about 1/2" of the fabric in on each of the ends so that when you sew your way around the strip you will create a finished edge at each end.

5. Use your Sewing Clips to pin the Wristlet flat. It will look like this when you get done.

6. Stitch along the edge of your Fabric strip, I stitched 1/8" in.  Remove the Sewing Clips as you go.  Work slowly, keeping close to the edge and as straight of a line as possible.

7. Continue all the way around the band, stitching 1/8" from the edge.

8. Using the Awl, poke a hole through for the snap about 1/2" in from the edge. Do this at each end.

9. Install the KAM plastic snap cap and socket on one end and the other KAM plastic snap cap and stud at the other end. One will be facing up, and one will be facing down so that when they snap together they look like the above picture.

10. Snap KAM plastic snap together and decide where you want the snap on the wristlet. I decided I wanted it to be closer to the Key Fob Hardware than not. 

11. Make sure that the Fabric Wristlet is centered. 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.

12. I wanted to add an extra bit of embellishment to my Key Fob Wristlet, so I made a quick Cover Button Pendant. Follow these instructions to make Flat Back Fabric Covered Buttons.

13. Carefully apply E6000 to the inside edges of the Pendant Bezel.

14. Press the assembled Fabric Cover Button into place.

15. Let dry for the recommended time, add a necklace or cord as we did, and enjoy.

To see other great Crafty Inspiration ideas, visit our DIY Project section here.


Wednesday Humor @ ILikeBigButtons.com October 13 2021

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Our Sunset Yellow (B10) KAM Plastic Snap reminds me of brisk, but sunny Fall days and colorful Fall leaves.

If you are not into Sunset Yellow, we carry 9 other shades of yellow and 130+ unique colors of snaps.


Top DIY Craft Project Picks @ ILikeBigButtons.com October 08 2021

😍 These Marvel Key Fob Wristlets are a favorite in the I Like Big Buttons! household. 😍

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Quick and Easy Gift Idea @ ILikeBigButtons.com October 07 2021

Make these adorable Snap Barrettes to match or accent your loved ones favorite outfit or dress up their favorite t-shirt and jeans for an afternoon outing. Enjoy!

Supplies:

  • 1-2 Completed Flat Back Fabric Cover Button (Choose your size, Size 20 through Size 36 all work great, size depends on the statement you want to make)
  • 2 Snap Barrettes
  • E6000 or comparable adhesive

Steps:

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

2.  Lightly scuff the back of the Cover Button so the glue will adhere better (not essential but recommended).

3.  Clean both surfaces of dust.

4.  Apply E6000 to back of Cover Button.

5.  Press Snap Barrette into place and remove any extra Adhesive. On smaller sized Cover buttons center on the glue pad, as they increase in size adjust glue pad accordingly.

6.  Let dry and enjoy.

7.  Tada!

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


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Fabric Cover Button Pendant Bezel Necklaces @ ILikeBigButtons.com September 17 2021

 

I am in 💕 with these Cover Button pendants!!! Aren't they the cutest!?! They add a pop of style and originality to any outfit!

We carry them in handy Cover Button Pendant Bezel Kits with everything you need to get started. 

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


So many 😍 Key Fob Wristlets @ ILikeBigButtons.com September 01 2021

So many 😍 Key Fob Wristlets.

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To see other great Key Fob Hardware, Pendant Bezel, and Cover Button ideas, visit our DIY Project section here.


School Must-Haves @ ILikeBigButtons.com August 24 2021

 

With the school year starting back up, I couldn't resist. 😄

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To see other great Cover Button and Jumbo Paper Clip ideas, visit our DIY Project section here.


Fabric Cover Buttons - Easy Peasy, Beautiful Impact! @ ILikeBigButtons.com August 19 2021


These aren't your grandma's Cover Buttons!!! Well, actually they are 😉 only better, with so many, many great uses for them.

💜 Flat Backs are used for crafts where you would like to glue a cover button: jewelry, bracelets, rings, earrings, necklaces, bobby pins and barrettes, scrapbooking, and much more.

💙 Wire Backs are used for fabric cover buttons in sewing, shoes, clothing, ponytail holders and much, much more.

Here are the 7 sizes we carry. From 1/2", which is about as small as your pinky nail, all the way up to 1 7/8" in diameter, about the size of the round side of a kiwi fruit.

We carry them in both flat back (glueable) and wire back (sewable).

• Size 20 (1/2 inch / 12 mm)
• Size 24 (5/8 inch / 15 mm)
• Size 30 (3/4 inch / 19 mm)
• Size 36 (7/8 inch / 23 mm)
• Size 45 (1 1/8 inch / 28 mm)
• Size 60 (1 1/2 inch / 38 mm)
• Size 75 (1 7/8 inch / 48 mm)

Assembling fabric Cover Buttons is fast and simple. In just seconds, you will have a button ready for your latest craft project.

Inspiration Board: Fabric Cover Buttons

 


Fabric Cover Button Jumbo Paper Clips @ ILikeBigButtons.com July 13 2021

😍 I'm in ❤️ with Jumbo Paper Clips and Cover Buttons. 😍

Quick & easy craft with stunning results!


Making Lace & Fabric Cover Button Earrings @ ILikeBigButtons.com June 09 2021

Supplies:

Instructions:

1.  Cut your fabric scrap. You will want a circle that is about twice the diameter of your button blank or use one of our handy Plastic Cover Button Templates.

2.  Put your lace piece in the larger assembly tool piece (RIGHT SIDE DOWN).   Then, 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.  Place the button front (the domed piece) on top of the fabric. Leave the fabric edges hanging out.

4.  Press the Cover Button edges down into the tool.

5.  Place the back cover button piece on top of your fabric 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.

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

7.  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.

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

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

10.  Tada!  First step complete.

11.  Lightly scuff the back of the Cover Button so the glue will adhere better (not essential but recommended).

12.  Clean both surfaces of dust.  I used rubbing alcohol and a cotton swab.

13.  Apply E6000 to back of Cover Button or Earring Post.

14.  Press Earring Post into place and remove any extra Adhesive.  On smaller sized Cover Buttons center the post, as they increase in size adjust post towards top.

15.  Let dry, add Earring Backing/Nut, and enjoy.

16.  Tada!  Lace and Fabric Cover Button Earrings are great a gifts or as products for your shop.


How To Make A Needle Minder/Magnetic Pin Cushion @ ILikeBigButtons.com May 19 2021

I have been working on a lot of crafty projects recently and I needed a few new handy sewing accessories: Fabric Cover Button Needle Minder/Pin Cushion. I love the splash of color they add to my sewing station and their usefulness!

Supplies:

  • 1 Completed Size 75 (1 7/8 inch / 48 mm) Fabric Cover Button
  • Fabric Of Your Choice
  • 1x Standard Round Magnet (Approximately 3/4" Round)
  • E6000, Hot Glue, or comparable adhesive

I Like Big Buttons! - Picture Tutorial Below:

1.  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.  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. Glue the magnet inside the back of the Cover Button with Hot Glue or E6000.

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

5.  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.

6.  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.

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

8.  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.

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

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

10.  Tada! Now you have an attractive Pin Cushion/Needle Holder for your sewing room.

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


Crafty Friday - Key Fob Wristlet and Key Chain @ ILikeBigButtons.com May 14 2021

 

😍 Made a WSU Key Fob Wristlet and Key Chain for a friend's daughter today using ILikeBigButtons.com supplies. I love how they turned out! 😍


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Jumbo Paper Clip Size Comparison April 08 2021

From Left to Right - Standard (1.25 Inch), Large (2 Inch), and Jumbo (3.5 Inch) 

 

Our Jumbo Paper Clips are one of my favorite craft supplies. They are quick, easy to make, and are the perfect gift for the book lover in your family.
 
Customers often wonder just how big they are. They are REALLY big! Measuring 3 1/2" in length, they are a beautiful, bold accessory.
 
We carry them in three finishes: Silver, Antique Brass, and Gunmetal
 
Jumbo Paper Clips are commonly used to make bookmarks:
 
  • Attach size 36 (7/8" - 23 mm), size 45 (1 1/8" - 28 mm), or size 60 (1 1/2" - 38 mm) flat back cover buttons.
  • Glue on flat beads, paper punches, charms, gemstones, cabochons, silk flowers, and much more!
  • An adhesive such as E-6000 works great for attaching your crafty items.
We also offer them in Jumbo Paper Clip DIY Kits with everything you need to get started. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courtesy of craftycjaeger Flower Embellished Jumbo Paper Clips

 


Making Cover Button Paper Clip Bookmarks @ ILikeBigButtons.com April 05 2021

How To Make Fabric Cover Button Jumbo Paper Clip Bookmarks:

Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Follow these instructions to make Flat Back Fabric Covered Buttons.
  2. Lightly scuff the top of the Paper Clip so the glue will adhere better (not essential but recommended).
  3. Lightly scuff the back of the Cover Button so the glue will adhere better (not essential but recommended).
  4. Clean both surfaces of dust.
  5. Apply E6000 to the back of the Cover Button.
  6. Press into place over the glue pad on the Paper clip at the desired height and remove any extra Adhesive.  The bigger the Cover Button the higher you will want to center the cover button.
  7. Let dry and enjoy.
  8. Tada!

You are done! Use these adorable Paper Clips to hold your place in your favorite book or cookbook.  Enjoy!


Making a Fabric Cover Button Metal Pacifier Clip @ ILikeBigButtons.com February 26 2021

 

Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Using our Pacifier Clip and Supply Tutorials make either Ribbon or Fabric Pacifier Clips.
  2. Cut your fabric scrap. You will want a circle that is about twice the diameter of your button blank.  I cut out a Piece of Fabric using my Size 36 Template.
  3. 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.
  4. Place the button front (the domed piece) on top of the fabric. Leave the fabric edges hanging out.  Double check the transparent underside to see if your print is how you would like it.   Then press the cover button fabric edges down into the tool.
  5. Add a dab of E6000 Adhesive to the middle of the cover button cap before installing the Flat Back.
  6. Place the back cover button piece on top of your fabric and button front.
  7. Take the smaller piece of the assembly tool and with the open side down place it on the button back.
  8. 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.
  9. When you take the small assembly tool piece off, the fabric edges will be secured underneath the button back.
  10. Remove the button from the larger assembly tool piece.  Tada!  My Cover Button is ready to be adhered to a Round Faced Metal Clip.
  11. Here are the Cover Buttons I made in just a few minutes.  Seriously easy, fun and so cute!
  12. Now take the E6000 Adhesive and put a medium size dab of glue on the back of the cover button about 1/2 of what would fill the back area of the back.  This glue is great to work with so don't overly worry about getting the amount right.  I was able to cleanly wipe of any excess off when I put on too much and I was also able to remove the button and add a little more when I under did it.  This glue is very forgiving.
  13. Now place the Cover Button over the Round Faced Metal Pacifier Clips and straighten and center your button.
  14. Press firmly and let set to dry and cure 24-72 hours as recommended by the manufacturer (E6000).
  15. These are my finished products.  I love them and think they turned out beautifully.  Below are my examples, completed and installed on Pacifier Clips.
  16. Tada!!!

Disclaimer:  Keep in mind that although I have rough tested these I in no way recommend you leave your baby alone with these as there are small pieces and if not done properly they may come apart and become a choking hazard.  I would recommend these clips under adult supervision only.  The maker and/or parent assumes full responsibility when using these pacifier clips.


Making A Fabric Cover Button Full-Size Clothespin @ ILikeBigButtons.com February 23 2021

 

How to Make Cover Button Bobby Full-Size Clothespins:

Supplies:

  • 1 Completed Flat Back Fabric Cover Button (Attach Size 30 (3/4 inch / 19 mm), Size 36 (7/8 inch / 23 mm), or Size 45 (1 1/8 inch / 28 mm) flat back cover buttons.)
  • 1x Full-Size Wooden Clothespin
  • 1x Medium Plain Button
  • E6000, Hot Glue, or comparable adhesive

Instructions:

  1. Cut your fabric scrap. You will want a circle that is about twice the diameter of your button blank.
  2. 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. Place the button front (the domed piece) on top of the fabric. Leave the fabric edges hanging out.
  4. 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. 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. Take the smaller piece of the assembly tool and with the open side down place it on the button back.
  7. 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. When you take the small assembly tool piece off, the fabric edges will be secured underneath the button back.
  9. Remove the button from the larger assembly tool piece.
  10. Tada! Now to attach it to the Clothespin.
  11. Use Hot Glue or E6000 to adhere a small plain button to the underside of the Cover Button. This is to fill the space between the back and the edges. You can also use felt or some other small object. You just need it to be sturdy enough to offer support. A small plastic button works great for this. You will see that the button is now flush across the bottom. I cut off the little nubs of glue that leaked through the button holes.
  12. Now adhere the finished Cover Button to the Clothespin. Press into place and center it until you are pleased with the alignment. Set aside to dry.
  13. Tada! Additional uses:
  • Add a thin magnet to the back and use on your magnetic board.
  • Add a push pin to the back and use on your cork board.

 

How To Make A Fabric Cover Button Mini Clothespin

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


Making Fabric Cover Button Bobby Pins @ ILikeBigButtons.com February 19 2021

How to Make Cover Button Bobby Pins:

Supplies:

  • 1 Completed Flat Back Fabric Cover Button (Choose your size, Size 20 through Size 45 all work great, size depends on the statement you want to make)
  • 1 Bobby Pin
  • 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. Press Bobby Pin into place and remove any extra Adhesive. On smaller sized Cover buttons center the glue pad, as they increase in size adjust accordingly.
  4. Let dry and enjoy.
  5. Tada!

You are done! Wear these adorable Bobby Pins to match or accent your favorite outfit or dress up your favorite t-shirt and jeans for an afternoon outing. Enjoy!


Making Fabric Cover Button Earrings @ ILikeBigButtons.com February 16 2021

How to Make Cover Button Earrings:

Supplies:

  • 2 Completed Flat Back Fabric Cover Button (Choose your size, Size 20 through Size 60 all work great, size depends on the statement you want to make)
  • 1 set of Earring Post & Backs
  • E6000 or comparable adhesive

Steps:

  1. Follow these instructions to make Flat Back Fabric Covered Buttons.
  2. Apply E6000 to the back of the Cover Button.
  3. Press Earring Post into place and remove any extra Adhesive.  On smaller sized Cover buttons center the post, as they increase in size adjust the post towards the top.
  4. Let dry, add Earring Backing/Nut, and enjoy.
  5. Tada!

You are done! Wear these adorable Earrings to match or accent your favorite outfit or dress up your favorite t-shirt and jeans for an afternoon outing. Enjoy!


Valentine's Day Fabric Cover Button Barrettes @ ILikeBigButtons.com February 11 2021

How to Make Valentine's Day Cover Button Snap Barrettes:

Supplies:

  • 1-2 Completed Flat Back Fabric Cover Button (Choose your size, Size 20 through Size 36 all work great, size depends on the statement you want to make)
  • 2 Snap Barrettes
  • E6000 or comparable adhesive

Steps:

  1. Follow these instructions to make Flat Back Fabric Covered Buttons.
  2. Lightly scuff the back of the Cover Button so the glue will adhere better (not essential but recommended).
  3. Clean both surfaces of dust.
  4. Apply E6000 to back of Cover Button.
  5. Press Snap Barrette into place and remove any extra Adhesive. On smaller sized Cover buttons center on the glue pad, as they increase in size adjust glue pad accordingly.
  6. Let dry and enjoy.
  7. Tada!

You are done!  Wear these adorable Snap Barrettes to match or accent your favorite outfit for Valentine's Day or dress up your favorite t-shirt and jeans for an afternoon outing. Enjoy!


Valentine's Cover Button Jumbo Paper Clip Bookmarks @ ILikeBigButtons.com February 10 2021

Valentine's Day Fabric Cover Button Jumbo Paper Clip Bookmarks:

Supplies:

Steps:

  1. Follow these instructions to make Flat Back Fabric Covered Buttons.
  2. Lightly scuff the top of the Paper Clip so the glue will adhere better (not essential but recommended).
  3. Lightly scuff the back of the Cover Button so the glue will adhere better (not essential but recommended).
  4. Clean both surfaces of dust.
  5. Apply E6000 to the back of the Cover Button.
  6. Press into place over the glue pad on the Paper clip at the desired height and remove any extra Adhesive.  The bigger the Cover Button the higher you will want to center the cover button.
  7. Cut a 6" piece of Ribbon and knot it on the side of the Paper Clip.  Slide it up against the Cover Button.  Straighten and cut ends at an angle at the desired length.
  8. Let dry and enjoy.
  9. Tada!

You are done! Use these adorable Paper Clips to accent a Valentine for your special loved one or hold your place in your favorite book or cookbook.  Enjoy!


Making Magnetic Pin Cushion/Needle Holder @ ILikeBigButtons.com February 08 2021

Supplies:

  • 1 Completed Size 75 (1 7/8 inch / 48 mm) Fabric Cover Button
  • Fabric Of Your Choice
  • 1x Standard Round Magnet (Approximately 3/4" Round)
  • E6000, Hot Glue, or comparable adhesive

I Like Big Buttons! - Picture Tutorial Below:

1.  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.  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. Glue the magnet inside the back of the Cover Button with Hot Glue or E6000.

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

5.  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.

6.  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.

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

8.  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.

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

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

10.  Tada! Now you have an attractive Pin Cushion/Needle Holder for your sewing room.

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


How to Make Fabric Cover Buttons @ ILikeBigButtons.com February 02 2021

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How to Make Fabric Cover Buttons:

Cover Buttons are easy to assemble:

  1. Cut your fabric scrap. You will want a circle that is about twice the diameter of your button blank.
  2. 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. Place the button front (the domed piece) on top of the fabric. Leave the fabric edges hanging out.
  4. Press the cover button edges down into the tool.
  5. Place the back cover button piece on top of your fabric 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.
  6. Take the smaller piece of the assembly tool and with the open side down place it on the button back.
  7. 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.
  8. When you take the small assembly tool piece off, the fabric edges will be secured underneath the button back.
  9. Remove the button from the larger assembly tool piece.
  10. Tada!

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


I Like Big Buttons! 💘 Cover Button Love Sale 💘 February 01 2021

 

Cover Button Sets and Cover Button DIY Kits are 10% OFF

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Christmas Gift Idea: Lace & Fabric Cover Button Earrings December 08 2020

Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Cut your fabric scrap. You will want a circle that is about twice the diameter of your button blank or use one of our handy Plastic Cover Button Templates.
  2. Put your lace piece in the larger assembly tool piece (RIGHT SIDE DOWN).   Then, 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. Place the button front (the domed piece) on top of the fabric. Leave the fabric edges hanging out.
  4. Press the Cover Button edges down into the tool.
  5. Place the back cover button piece on top of your fabric 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.
  6. Take the smaller piece of the assembly tool and with the open side down place it on the button back.
  7. 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.
  8. When you take the small assembly tool piece off, the fabric edges will be secured underneath the button back.
  9. Remove the button from the larger assembly tool piece.
  10. Tada!  First step complete.
  11. Lightly scuff the back of the Cover Button so the glue will adhere better (not essential but recommended).
  12. Clean both surfaces of dust.  I used rubbing alcohol and a cotton swab.
  13. Apply e6000 to back of Cover Button or Earring Post.
  14. Press Earring Post into place and remove any extra Adhesive.  On smaller sized Cover Buttons center the post, as they increase in size adjust post towards top.
  15. Let dry, add Earring Backing/Nut, and enjoy.
  16. Tada!  You could also make the Cover Button Clip Ons Earrings and these are great a gifts or as products for your shop.

Shop Now!!! Storewide 2020 THANKFUL Sale @ ILikeBigButtons.com November 23 2020

 

2020 Thankful Sale @ ILikeBigButtons.com

Black Friday - Small Business Saturday - Cyber Monday all rolled into one!

Before we prepare to celebrate another amazing Thanksgiving with our family, I wanted to give all of you our Thankful Deals so you can get started with some great Christmas crafts or for you pre-planners ;) some last-minute projects.

Coupon Codes* (Good through November 30, 2020 on our website):

THANKFUL10 for 10% off orders 

THANKFUL15 for 15% off orders $500+

 

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

Black Friday orders made Thanksgiving Day through November 29th (Sunday) 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:
Cover Buttons:
Key Fob Hardware:
Lobster Clasps:
Barrettes:
Bobby Pins:
Paper Clips:
Earring Supplies:
Sewing Clips:
And Much More...

 

* Limit 1 coupon per order 

 


FLASH SALE! Take 10% Off Bobby Pin and Barrette Supplies @ ILikeBigButtons.com November 18 2020

 

FLASH SALE! TAKE 10% OFF BOBBY PIN AND BARRETTE SUPPLIES


Today only! Take 10% off all our Bobby Pin and Barrette Supplies using coupon code: HAIRPINS10


Bobby Pin Sale Link

Barrette Sale Link 


🌺 Cabochon Push Pin Kits and Cover Button Push Pin Kits 🌺 @ ILikeBigButtons.com September 01 2020

DIY Cherry Blossom Cabochons Push Pins/Thumb Tacks KIT (22 mm) - Makes 10

DIY Size 30 (3/4" (19 mm) Covered Button Push Pins/Thumb Tacks KIT - Makes 10

 

If you are looking for a super easy, fun, and impactful craft project, these decorative push pins are for you and just in time for the beginning of school.

Using our Cabochon DIY Push Pin Kit or Cover Button DIY Push Pin Kit, you can make these message or corkboard accessories that are super cute and well-received without much effort.

Place a small dab of E-6000 or a comparable adhesive on the metal circle glue pad on the push pins. Then simply press the flower cabochon or completed cover button into place and center it. Allow to dry for the recommended amount of time per adhesive's directions and enjoy!

The hardest part is waiting for the glue to dry. 😜

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


School's Out For Summer! Giveaway @ I Like Big Buttons! June 08 2020

If you started singing - School's Out - by Alice Cooper, about a month ago you are not alone! You will find this song blasting from my home speakers we FINALLY enter the last week of school. 😜

This is my favorite time of the year especially this year. I love having all my kiddos home and I am grateful I won’t have to keep them on task for school anymore!

THANK YOU to all you teachers out there who have done a remarkable job keeping our kiddos learning during this difficult time and keeping us parents on task too. You are loved!

Now, my kids and I are more than ready for a long, hot, LAZY summer.

To celebrate, we will be giving away a 'craft kit' prize every day this week to do with your kids during this summer in our I Like Big Buttons Group.

Each kit will include one or more of our I Like Big Buttons! craft supplies and a link to our online tutorials. (Fabric, glue, etc will not be included).

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: 💜 Self-Cover Button Barrettes (25 Size 30 Cover Buttons, Tool/Template, and (25) Random Mix of Barrettes)

Tuesday's prize: 💙 Enameled Pacifier Clips (10 Enameled Clips, 20 Sets of White KAM Snaps, K2 Plastic Snap Pliers, and Random Mix of MAM Rings)

Wednesday's prize: 💚 Self-Cover Button Jumbo Paper Clips (10 Size 45 Cover Buttons, Tool/Template, and (10) Random Mix of Paper Clips)

Thursday's prize: 💛 190 Long Prong KAM Snap Starter Pack in Rainbow Spectrum and K2 Plastic Snap Pliers (One 10 pack of each color)

Friday's prize: 🧡 15 Random Mix of 1" (25 mm) Key Fob Hardware and Key Fob Hardware Pliers

Saturday/Sunday prize: ❤️ ILikeBigButtons.com ($25 Coupon Code good for a one time purchase on ILikeBigButtons.com)

*One (1) Random winner will be drawn every day at 12 pm PT.

I Like Big Buttons! 🧵✂️ DIY Kit Sale 🧵✂️ April 01 2020

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

DIY Kit Sale are 10% OFF

No Coupon Necessary

Time to stock up!

Good Through April 30, 2020.

 

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.


Yes, ILikeBigButtons.com OPEN and Shipping! March 18 2020

Yes, I Like Buttons! OPEN and Shipping!

Yes, I Like Buttons! OPEN and Shipping!

We have gotten a few questions about if we are open and shipping during this time. The answer is YES! We are all healthy and safely tucked at home as we practice social distancing.

I Like Big Buttons! is a completely e-commerce based, family-run business. Since we don't have a physical storefront, we are able to continue our operations as usual. All our items are in stock and ready to ship. Items purchased before 3 pm PT will go out the next business day via our USPS scheduled morning pickup.

My presence on social media may slow, and I ask for your patience with that. I have just become a full-time homeschooling mom for the next 6 weeks, on top of my responsibilities at I Like Big Buttons!, being a full-time wife, and a full-time momma. As many of you know, I am a momma of many, which means lots of "Mom, Mom, Mom!" as the day goes long. Lots of "How do I do this?" and "What am I supposed to do next?" Our school district has been amazing and was able to send all my kiddos home with lots of work, both online and in packet form, to keep them active.

For support or product questions, please contact us at support@ilikebigbuttons.com. We check our email support constantly, but may only get to our social media pages a few times a day. Facebook doesn't always notify us that you have asked a question, so we may not see it in a timely manner.

Thank you,
Gena
ILikeBigButtons.com


Size 24 (5/8 inch / 15 mm) Self Cover Buttons by ILikeBigButtons.com February 26 2020

We love our Cover Buttons! Easy to make and versatile they are one of my favorite go-to craft supplies.

We carry them in 7 great sizes. The second smallest, Size 24 (5/8"), is just slightly larger in diameter than a Skittle or M&M and available in both Wire Back (sewable) and Flat Back (glueable).

Size 24 (5/8 inch / 15 mm)

Size Reference

 

I Like Big Buttons! 💘 Cover Button Love Sale 💘

Cover Button Sets and Cover Button DIY Kits are 10% OFF | No Coupon Necessary

Time to Stock up!

Good Through February 29, 2020.
 

 

Size 24 Cover Buttons are great for smaller projects:

Lace & Fabric Cover Button Earrings

Fabric Cover Button Mini Clothespins

Fabric Cover Button Bobby Pins

Fabric Cover Buttons for your favorite outfit

Scrapbooking or Card Making

And Much, Much More

 

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


How To Make A Self Fabric Cover Button: 7 Fabric Cover Button Sizes February 21 2020

Easy Peasy! So Much Fun!

Cover Button Tips:

  • The size of the fabric circle for each Cover Button size should be approximately twice the diameter of your button blank. If you would like a matching sized reusable plastic circle template, simply choose "Add Template" from the drop-down menu and the correct sized tool will be added to your order.
  • When the circle of fabric and Cover Button Cap are snugly situated in the clear base of the Cover Button tool, flip the tool over and double-check the positioning of your fabric. If it has a pattern, you will see a preview of how the button will form and can make adjustments to the fabric before you install the back.
  • You may want to add a dab of E6000 or comparable adhesive before installing the Cover Button Back as a precaution to ensure a permanent hold.
  • Save your fingers: Tip #1 - Use the backside of a permanent marker or comparable item on the smaller sized Cover Button Caps to press them into the clear base of the Cover Button tool.
  • Save your fingers: Tip #2 - Take a flat piece of wood and use it to apply even downward pressure on the pink plunger of the Cover Button installation tool when installing the back.  Not so much pressure that you flatten the button, just until it pops into place.
  • To remove the Cover Button from the clear base once it has been formed, bend the mold slightly and push up from the bottom to pop out the button.

Size 20 (1/2 inch / 12 mm) Self Cover Buttons by ILikeBigButtons.com February 20 2020

We love our Cover Buttons! Easy to make and versatile they are one of my favorite go-to craft supplies.

We carry them in 7 great sizes. The smallest, Size 20 (1/2"), is about the size of your pinky nail in both Wire Back (sewable) and Flat Back (glueable).

 

Size 20 (1/2 inch / 12 mm)

Size Reference

I Like Big Buttons! 💘 Cover Button Love Sale 💘

Cover Button Sets and Cover Button DIY Kits are 10% OFF | No Coupon Necessary

Time to Stock up!

Good Through February 29, 2020.

 

Size 20 Cover Buttons are great for small projects:

Stud-sized Fabric Cover Button Earrings

Fabric Cover Button Bracelet

Fabric Cover Button Bobby Pins

Fabric Cover Buttons for your favorite outfit

Scrapbooking or Card Making

And Much, Much More

 

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


Let the record show that I went into the craft store for ONE thing. February 18 2020

Let the record show that I went into the craft store for ONE thing.

😍🤗😂 Every time! 😍🤗😂


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