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"No Sew" Valentine's Day Craft Ideas from ILikeBigButtons.com February 13 2019

 

I can't believe Valentine's Day snuck up on us so fast, let's look at some fun and easy "No Sew" Cover Button crafts we can make for those we love!

Don't forget our DIY Kits are on sale on our website through 2/15/19, no coupon necessary.

Valentine's Day Fabric Cover Button Barrettes

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!

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 ... See More

Valentine's Day Fabric Cover Button Jumbo Paper Clip Bookmarks

Use these adorable Paper Clip Bookmarks to accent a Valentine for your special loved one or hold your place in your favorite book or cookbook  Enjoy!

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Valentine's Day Fabric Cover Button Badge Reels

Use these adorable Valentine's Day Badge Reels to hold your ID for work, school, or play.  Enjoy!

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Lace & Fabric Cover Button Earrings

Give these cute Lace & Fabric Cover Button Earrings as Valentine gift for your best friend or loved ones.  Enjoy!

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Fabric Cover Button Bracelet Tutorial

Give this charming Cover Button Bracelet as Valentine gift for your best friend or loved ones.  Enjoy!

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Cover Button Bobby Pins

Give these adorable Cover Button Bobby Pins as Valentine gifts for your best friend or loved ones.  Enjoy!

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 ... See More


NEW! DIY Starter Kits @ ILikeBigButtons.com February 11 2019

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.


How To Wrap Cover Buttons With Paper by ILikeBigButtons.com January 31 2019

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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.


Happy New Year Giveaway Week @ ILikeBigButtons! January 13 2019

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 - 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

2019 Welcoming The New Year - SUPER KAM Plastic Snap SALE @ ILikeBigButtons.com December 28 2018

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.


Key Fob Lip Balm Holder by ILikeBigButtons.com December 10 2018

I have been admiring these Lip Balm Holders for some time and decided to today to make a few for my littles' Lip Balm and my Blistex. I love how they turned out!

Supplies:

1.  Cut a 15.5" x 2.25" piece of Cotton Fabric and Fusible Interfacing. These measurements will work for standard Lip Balm Tube and the standard Blistex Tube. You may need to adjust measures for your favorite lip product.

2.  Iron the Fusible Interfacing to the wrong side of your fabric.

3.  Fold right sides together width-wise and sew both long sides with a 1/4" seam. Do not sew short sides.

4.  Turn tube right side out through the open side, iron flat, and sew the open short side closed with a zig-zag stitch.

5.  Fold zig-zag side back on itself 1 1/4". Sew straight stitch 1/2" from the top, and again at 5/8" from the top. This is what it will look like from the back.

6.  Here is how the front turned out. This will be the front of the pocket on the Lip Balm Holder.

7.  Fold the tab that will be the front of the pocket at 2 3/4". Make sure the zig-zag stitch is hidden. Use Sewing Clips to hold front pocket in place while sewing. Stitch at 1/4" seam around the whole holder. And again at 1/8". Start and finish at the top edge so that your start and finish stitches will be hidden.

8.  Center the 1.25" Key Fob Hardware on the top edge of the Lip Balm Holder.

9.  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. Make sure the teeth in the Key Fob Hardware are sunk securely into the fabric.

10.  Tada! These little Lip Balm Holders were easy to make and are great as a quick thoughtful gift for a loved one who hates chapped lips. 

11.  Hang them on your keychain, the outside of your purse, or anywhere you need for quick access.

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


Christmasy Fabric Cover Button Magnet by ILikeBigButtons.com November 29 2018

I suddenly needed a few new Christmasy accessories: Fabric Cover Button Magnets to the rescue. I love the splash of color they add to my refrigerator and magnet board. And they are so useful!!!

Supplies:

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Storewide 2018 Black Friday Sale @ I Like Big Buttons! November 20 2018

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...


I Like Big Buttons! Upcycled Messenger Bag/Purse Tutorial November 09 2018

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.

😻 😻 😻


I Like Big Buttons! 6000 Likes - Coral Pink Professional KAM Plastic Snap Press GIVEAWAY!!! November 07 2018

Only 48 More Days Until Christmas!!! It feels like Christmas has already come here at ILikeBigButtons.com because we reached 6000 Facebook Likes!!!

Before Christmas gets here, we would like to celebrate reaching 6000+ Likes on our I Like Big Buttons! Facebook Page by sponsoring a Coral Professional Snap Press Giveaway!!!  What better way to celebrate the gift making season and all our loyal followers!!!  You will receive one of our custom Coral Press (as pictured) with a set of Size 20 Dies (will have all the parts to function, no additional expense will be required). 

If you can’t wait and want our Coral Press, they are already 10% off on our website no coupon needed.

BONUS, all our snap products are an additional 10% any of our snap related products with coupon code: SNAPLOVE

Giveaway good until Wednesday 11/14/2018

See how to ENTER TO WIN below (Giveaway Rules*):

1. LIKE & SHARE this Giveaway Post publicly.

2. COMMENT on this Giveaway Post and share with us your favorite Christmas treat. - Our favorite here at I Like Big Buttons! is a toss-up between Muddy Buddy and Hot Cocoa with Candy Canes and LOTS of Whipped Cream. :)

3. Make sure you are a MEMBER of our I Like Big Buttons! Fan Group

*If your name is drawn as the winner, we will check to make sure you have completed all 3 requirements above. One (1) Random winner will be drawn.

***If you should happen to buy one of our presses and then find out that you won our Giveaway and are not interested in 2 presses we will issue you a full refund for the press you purchased and we will raffle the press off again :). Win, win!

Exclusive I Like Big Buttons! - Coral Professional KAM Plastic Snap Press

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I Like Big Buttons! A Collection of Pacifier Clip Tutorials October 11 2018

Pacifier Clips are easy to make, fun to embellish, and a great useful gift for a new mom and baby.

Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Choose a piece of Fabric, cut it to the dimensions: 14" x 3 1/2", the finished product once ironed, folded and sewn will be approximately 7/8" wide x 12" long. [...]

Here are our top 5 Pacifier Clip Tutorials:

#1 - A Cover Button Metal Pacifier Clips with Cover Buttons, Round Faced Metal Suspender Clips, and KAM Snaps

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#2 - Jean Pacifier Clip with Rosette using KAM Plastic Snaps and Clip

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#3 - "No Sew" Pacifier Clip with KAM Snaps, MAM Ring or O-Ring and a KAM Plastic Pacifier Clip for Button Style Pacifiers

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#4 - Fabric Pacifier Clip with KAM Snaps, MAM Ring or O-Ring and a KAM Plastic Pacifier Clip for Button Style Pacifiers

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#5 - Recycling Jeans into a Pacifier Clip using KAM Snaps and a Pacifier Clip

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🍂🍂🍂 Welcome Fall! 🍂🍂🍂 KAM Plastic Snap Sale!!! $3.00 for 100 Sets (Choose from 130 Colors) KAM Plastic Snaps Sale and More September 16 2018

 

🍂🍂🍂 Welcome Fall! 🍂🍂🍂  KAM Plastic Snap Sale! We are running a number of KAM plastic snap sales including $3.00 for 100 Sets of any of our 130 colors so you can get started with some crafts before the holiday season is upon us.  Check them out in the links below* (no coupons necessary):

100 Sets of KAM Snaps in Size 20 for $3.00 (Regularly $3.50+)

  • Size 20 (0.5" - 12.4 mm) snaps are our most popular size and can be used for most general projects like baby diapers and clothing. They are our most popular plastic snap size, have the largest color variety, and have a good strong hold.

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100 Sets of KAM Snaps in Size 16 for $3.00 (Regularly $3.50+)

  • Size 16 (0.4" - 10.2 mm) snaps are most commonly used for baby and toddler clothing, doll clothing, pacifier clips, mama pads, and small crafts.

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

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1000* Kam Snaps/Plastic Snaps for $18.95 (Regularly $34.95)

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Exclusive to I Like Big Buttons! Friends and Fans!!! Good Through Wednesday (9/19) on our website (Links Above). *Supplies may be limited.


I Like Big Buttons! Labor Day Sale - $2.50 for 100 KAM Snaps (Mixed Sets) & Other Great Deals!!! August 31 2018

Happy Labor Day!!!  In honor of our Labor Day Weekend, we are running a number of KAM plastic snap sales including $2.50 for 100 Sets (Random Mix) and other great I Like Big Buttons! craft supplies.  Check them out below:

 

100 KAM Snaps Sets (Mixed) for $2.50 (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)

KAM Snaps 10 colors_mystery

 

 

100 Pieces - White* (B3) KAM Plastic Pacifier Clips for $15.95 (Regularly $22.95)

100 Pieces - Chocolate (G72) KAM Plastic Pacifier Clips for $15.95 (Regularly $22.95)

25 Plastic Pacifier Clips (Random Mix) for $6.95 (Regularly $8.50

Teddy Bear Shaped Metal Pacifier Clips (1" / 25 mm)

 

 

See other deals in our Clearance Section @ ILikeBigButtons.com. Sale good through Wednesday, 9/5/2018.

 


Back To School Giveaway Week @ ILikeBigButtons! August 20 2018

If you both excited for and dreading your kiddos heading back to school, you are not alone! I love having my kiddos all summer long, but they more than me are ready to get back to school and see their friends. Or as my uber social kiddo said, "Make new friends." 😂🤣😂 I love that kid! To celebrate, we will be giving away an I Like Big Buttons! 'For Momma' craft supply prize every day this week to prepare yourself for the School Year 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 today!!!
 
Daily Prizes:
 
Monday's prize:  50 Mini Sewing Clips (3/8" wide by 1" long)
 
Tuesday's prize:  ILikeBigButtons.com ($15 Coupon Code good for a one time purchase on ILikeBigButtons.com)
 
Wednesday's prize:  210 Long Prong KAM Snap Starter Pack (One 10 pack of each color)
 
Thursday'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))
 
Friday's prize:  24 Mix of Oval Lobster Clasps (4 pieces of each size (13 mm, 20 mm, 25 mm) and finish (Silver and Antique Brass))
 
Saturday/Sunday prize: ♥ 600 sets of KAM Plastic Snaps (10 sets of B1 through B60 in Size 20)
 
*One (1) Random winner will be drawn every day at 12 pm PT.
 
Don't Forget our Back-To-School Sale going on right now!
 
 
#ilikebigbuttons #shopilikebigbuttons #giveaway #backtoschool #win #craftshop #craftstore

2018 Back To School Craft Supply Sale at ILikeBigButtons.com !!! August 16 2018

Back to School is upon us!!! As we prepare to send our children for another amazing school year, I wanted to give all of you mamas a mom appropriate Back To School Sale so you can get started with some great crafts or for you pre-planners start thinking about holiday gifts.

Coupon Codes (Good through Friday 8/25/18 on our website):

BTS5 for 5% off orders over $25

BTS7 for 7% off orders over $50

BTS10 for 10% off orders over $100

BTS15 for 15% off orders over $200

Have a great crafty week!!!

I Like Big Buttons! and All Buttons BIG and small :)

KAM Snaps:

Pacifier Supplies:

All Enamel Clips Angle wide

MAM rings all colors

O ring all colors angle

Cover Buttons:

Key Fob Hardware:

Barrettes:

Bobby Pins:

bobby pins all colors (4x4) tight shot

Paper Clips:

Earring Supplies:

10mm earring (4x4)

Sewing Notions:

Wonderific Clips All Main Shot

And Much More...


💜💙💚💛❤️ GIVEAWAY 💜💙💚💛❤️ from ILikeBigButtons.com July 23 2018

💜💙💚💛❤️ GIVEAWAY 💜💙💚💛❤️

It feels like time for a Giveaway!!! Who wants to win one of our KAM Plastic Snaps Starter Kit! Our KAM Snap Starter Kits are a great tool for those crafty projects you have planned or a great gift for your crafty loved one :). 
 
Prize: KAM Plastic Snap Starter Pack (100 Sets) of your choice with K1 Pliers and Awl. Choose from one of the fifteen choices pictured below. If this giveaway post gets more than 400 likes, we will pick two winners.
 

For Giveaway Rules and to Enter To Win visit our I Like Big Buttons! Facebook Page.


**Giveaway good through Tuesday, July 31. One (1) entry per person. One (1) Random winner will be drawn.

#ilikebigbuttons #kamsnaps #plasticsnaps #snappress #starterpack #starterkit #giveaway #win

Christmas In July @ I Like Big Buttons! July 22 2018

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. :P

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.


New Arrivals!!! KAM Metal Grommets/Eyelets July 20 2018

Brand New!!!! Introducing, our brand new KAM Metal Grommets/Eyelets.  We have had a lot of requests for us to carry grommets/eyelets and here they are.

*For a limited time only, get an additional 10% off using coupon code: GROMMETLOVE

KAM Metal Grommets/Eyelets

Available in the following sizes:

  • 5 mm / 3/16" internal diameter
  • 7 mm / 1/4" internal diameter
  • 10 mm / 3/8" internal diameter

Finishes:

  • Silver-Toned
  • Gunmetal

Grommets:

Approximate grommet/eyelet measurements:

5 mm / 3/16" (Internal diameter):
  • Outer diameter: 10 mm
  • Barrel length: 3.5 mm

 

7 mm / 1/4" (Internal diameter):

  • Outer diameter: 11.5 mm
  • Barrel length: 4 mm 

10 mm / 3/8" (Internal diameter):

  • Outer diameter: 16.5 mm
  • Barrel length: 4 mm 

*Coupon Good Through 7/25/2018


Happy Fourth of July! Celebration Sale at ILikeBigButtons.com July 02 2018

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

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 $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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Mismatched - 1000 sets of KAM Plastic Snaps for $19.95 (Originally $30.00) June 29 2018

Colors Available:

  1. 1000 B20 - Pastel Blue (with White Studs) Kam Snaps/Plastic Snaps
  2. 1000 B24 - Light Gray (with White Studs) Kam Snaps/Plastic Snaps
  3. 1000 B31 - Hunter Green (with White Studs) Kam Snaps/Plastic Snaps
  4. 1000 B32 - Denim Blue (with White Studs) Kam Snaps/Plastic Snaps
  5. 1000 B35 - Purple (with White Studs) Kam Snaps/Plastic Snaps
  6. 1000 B39 - Gray (with White Studs) Kam Snaps/Plastic Snaps
  7. 1000 B48 - Periwinkle (with White Studs) Kam Snaps/Plastic Snaps
  8. 1000 B58 - Light Navy (with White Studs) Kam Snaps/Plastic Snaps
  9. 1000 G100 - Marina (with White Studs) Kam Snaps/Plastic Snaps
  10. 1000 G105 - Meadow Green (with White Studs) Kam Snaps/Plastic Snaps
  11. 1000 G106 - Coral (with White Studs) Kam Snaps/Plastic Snaps



Happy Father's Day from ILikeBigButtons.com June 17 2018

We hope this finds you enjoying the Dads in your life and celebrating them. I am so grateful for my Dad, my Father-In-Law, all my Brothers, and most of all my Handsome, Sweet, and Loving Husband who is the most Amazing Dad I know!!!
 
With Love,
I Like Big Buttons And All My Little Buttons!
 
To celebrate Father's Day, today (6/17) and tomorrow (6/18) only, please use coupon code DADROCKS for $10 off of $50 on our website.
 
Happy Father's Day to all!!!
 
 
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School's Out For Summer! Giveaway @ I Like Big Buttons! June 11 2018

If you started singing School's Out by Alice Cooper, you are not alone! You will find this song blasting from my car's speakers as we drive away from school on the last day. :P This is my favorite time of the year when I have all my kiddos to myself 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 Fan Group!
 
Each kit will include one or more of our I Like Big Buttons! craft supplies and link to our online tutorial. (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:  210 Long Prong KAM Snap Starter Pack in Rainbow Spectrum and K2 Plastic Snap Pliers (One 10 pack of each color)
 
Wednesday's prize:  Self-Cover Button Jumbo Paper Clips (12 Size 45 Cover Buttons, Tool/Template, and (12) Random Mix of Paper Clips)
 
Thursday's prize: 15 Random Mix of 1" (25 mm) Key Fob Hardware and Key Fob Hardware Pliers
 
Friday's prize: Enameled Pacifier Clips (10 Enameled Clips, 20 Sets of White KAM Snaps, K2 Plastic Snap Pliers, and Random Mix of MAM Rings)
 
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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Friday Fun Facts - The Anatomy Of A KAM Plastic Snap June 08 2018

KAM plastic snaps are wonderful. They are a SNAP to install and much easier and durable than a standard metal snap or sewable button.  They come in a multitude of colors and sizes.  Which one is right for you?

Here is a simple tutorial on the anatomy of a plastic snap set. There are 4 parts to a set:

  • 2 Caps (Before installation they resemble a tack with a Round, Heart, or Star shaped head. They give a neat finished look to your snap.)
  • 1 Socket (The female part with the larger raised circle that the stud (male part) fits into)
  • 1 Stud (The male part with the smaller raised circle that fits inside the socket (female part))

SIZE 20:

  • Size 20 (0.5" - 12.4 mm) snaps can be used for most general projects like baby diapers and clothing. They are our most popular plastic snap size, have the largest color variety, and have a good strong hold. We carry them in all 130 colors and clear.
  • Standard Size 20 snaps have a 5.6mm prong length. Prong length refers to the length of the shaft on the backside of the Cap. When formed, the prong will compress and form a 'mushroom' shape to hold the Cap and Socket or Stud together.
  • We also offer Long Prong Size 20 (0.5" - 12.4 mm) in a rainbow of colors. They are great for embroidered key fobs using Marine or Glitter Vinyl as well as other projects where you need just a little more prong length. Long Prong Size 20 snaps have a 6.2mm prong length.

 SIZE 16:

  • Size 16 (0.4" - 10.2 mm) snaps are most commonly used for baby and toddler clothing, pacifier clips, mama pads, and small crafts. We carry them in our first 60 ("B") colors and clear.
  • Size 16 snaps have a 4.2mm prong length. Prong length refers to the length of the shaft on the backside of the Cap. When formed, the prong will compress and form a 'mushroom' shape to hold the Cap and Socket or Stud together.
  • The Size 16 Socket and Stud are less noticeably different. Many first time users don't immediately see the distinction. The Socket's raised circle is the larger of the two pictured, and the Stud's raised circle is smaller and inserts into the Socket (female) side.

SIZE 14:

  • Our Size 14 (0.35" - 9.7 mm) snaps can be used in most applications where Size 16 snaps are used. We carry them in White and Black at this time.
  • Our Size 14 snaps have a 5.0mm prong length. Prong length refers to the length of the shaft on the backside of the Cap. When formed, the prong will compress and form a 'mushroom' shape to hold the Cap and Socket or Stud together.
  • As with the Size 16, the Size 14 Socket and Stud are less noticeably different. The Socket's circle is the larger of the two pictured.  The Stud's circle is smaller and inserts into the Socket (female) side. Size 16 and Size 14 Sockets and Studs are the same; only the cap differs.

SIZE 19:

  • Size 19 (0.475" - 12 mm) snaps are used for heavy duty applications requiring a strong grip. They are often used with tote bags, coats, tarps, and upholstery. We carry them in White and Black at this time.
  • Size 19 snaps have a 6.9mm prong length. Prong length refers to the length of the shaft on the backside of the Cap. When formed, the prong will compress and form a 'mushroom' shape to hold the Cap and Socket or Stud together.
  • The Size 19 Socket and Studs are larger, but similar in appearance to Size 20 Sockets and Studs.

SIZE 22:

  • Size 22 (0.55" - 14.1 mm) snaps are used for heavy duty applications requiring a strong grip. They are often used with tote bags, coats, tarps, and upholstery. We carry them in White and Black at this time.
  • Size 22 snaps have a 6.9mm prong length. Prong length refers to the length of the shaft on the backside of the Cap. When formed, the prong will compress and form a 'mushroom' shape to hold the Cap and Socket or Stud together.
  • The Size 22 Socket and Studs are larger, but similar in appearance to Size 20 Sockets and Studs.

How to Make Fabric Cover Button Cuff Links May 31 2018

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!

Have you seen our KAM Plastic Snap Professional Press at work? May 10 2018

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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ILikeBigButtons.com – Happy Mother's Day – Professional KAM Snap Press and Long Prong KAM Plastic Snaps GIVEAWAY!!! May 08 2018

Who wants to win a Professional Plastic Snap Press for Mother's Day!?! We are sponsoring a - Happy Mother's Day - Professional Snap Press and Long Prong KAM Plastic Snaps Giveaway!!! 

As many of you know, I am a blessed mom of many.  What better way to celebrate Mother's Day than to share with others.  YAY!!!

I found one last Pink Press** lingering in our inventory. You will receive it (as pictured) with a set of Size 20 Dies and Long Prong KAM Plastic Snap Starter Pack (10 sets of each of our 21 colors) Enter to Win below.

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

Giveaway good until Monday 05/14/2018

ENTER TO WIN HERE (by Liking, Commenting, and Sharing our Business Facebook Post for this Giveaway)

Giveaway Rules:

1. LIKE & SHARE our Business Facebook Giveaway Post, then COMMENT and share with us your favorite boy and girl names. :) Right now I am in love with Huck for a boy and Ainsley for a girl. To be fair, I love, love, love names so this list changes often.

2. Join our I Like Big Buttons! Group.

 

*Giveaway good through May 14, 2018 (Monday). One (1) Random winner will be drawn. If your name is drawn as the winner, we will check to make sure you have completed all the requirements above. 

 

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T5 Press 3 Parts

** This Press is a factory second while it has some cosmetic imperfections, it is brand new and functions properly. While KAM Snap presses are available in pretty colors for the home, they are industrial equipment.  Presses will have scratches, chipped/flaked paint, nicks, dust, rust, and other cosmetic imperfections that will not hinder their function.  Presses and dies arrive pre-oiled and should be wiped down before first use.  Remove any remaining oil on each die by attaching several snaps to scrap fabric.


Happy Friday the 13th from ILikeBigButtons.com!!! April 13 2018

 
Take 13% off your order today with coupon code: HAPPYFRIDAY13
 
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It's My Birthday Week!!! April 09 2018

 
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.
 
#ilikebigbuttons #shopilikebigbuttons #giveaway #birthdayweek #birthdaycelebration #win #craftshop #craftstore

Pattern Giveaway courtesy of Mamma Can Do It!!! March 26 2018

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.
© ILikeBigButtons.com and I Like Big Buttons Blog, 2018.

ILikeBigButtons.com – Looking For A Good Home - Mint & Coral Professional KAM Plastic Snap Press GIVEAWAY! February 22 2018

Who wants to win a Professional Plastic Snap Press!?  We are sponsoring a Mint & Coral Pink Professional Snap Press Giveaway, that's right both colors!!!  We have a miss matched press looking for a good home. :)  You will receive one of our custom Press (as pictured) with a set of Size 20 Dies (will have all the parts to function, no additional expense will be required). Enter to Win below.

Giveaway good until Monday 03/5/2018

ENTER TO WIN HERE (by Liking, Commenting, and Sharing our Facebook Post for this Giveaway):

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Giveaway Rules:

1. LIKE & SHARE our Business Facebook Giveaway Post, then COMMENT and share with us your most favorite 'miss-matched' thing you gave a home too. We adopted the runt of a litter. A tiny calico kitten who is a strange mix of a black and white cat and an orange tabby. We named her Leia. She is darling, but the funniest thing to look at. :)

2. Join our I Like Big Buttons! Group.

3. Follow our Pinterest Page: ILoveBigButtons

4. Follow our Instagram Page: @ilikebigbuttons_com

*If your name is drawn as the winner, we will check to make sure you have completed all the requirements above.

If you can’t wait and want our Coral Press or Mint Press, we have them for sale for 10% off on our website right now.

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♥♥♥ I Like Big Buttons! Be My Valentine Sale ♥♥♥ February 14 2018

While I am celebrating this day of LOVE with my family use this coupon code for 14% off your website order: BEMYVALENTINE
 
*Valid Today Only (2/14/2018) @ ILikeBigButtons.com
 
 
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Pre-Valentine's Day KAM Plastic Snap Sale!!! $3.00 for 100 Sets (Choose from 130 Colors) KAM Plastic Snaps Sale and More February 07 2018

Pre-Valentine's Day KAM Plastic Snap Sale! We are running a number of KAM plastic snap sales including $3.00 for 100 Sets of any of our 130 colors.  Check them out in the links below* (no coupons necessary):

100 Sets of KAM Snaps in Size 20 for $3.00 (Regularly $3.50+)

  • Size 20 (0.5" - 12.4 mm) snaps are our most popular size and can be used for most general projects like baby diapers and clothing. They are our most popular plastic snap size, have the largest color variety, and have a good strong hold.

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100 Sets of KAM Snaps in Size 16 for $3.00 (Regularly $3.50+)

  • Size 16 (0.4" - 10.2 mm) snaps are most commonly used for baby and toddler clothing, doll clothing, pacifier clips, mama pads, and small crafts.

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Mystery 1000 Kam Snaps/Plastic Snaps for $22.95 (Regularly $35.95)

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1000* Kam Snaps/Plastic Snaps for $18.95 (Regularly $35.95)

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Exclusive to I Like Big Buttons! Friends and Fans!!! Good Through Friday (2/9) on our website (Links Above). *Supplies may be limited.


I Like Big Buttons! Key Fob Hardware February 05 2018

  • 2 Sizes (1" and 1.25")
  • 3 Finishes (Silver, Antique Brass, and Gunmetal)

Key Fob Hardware with Split Rings (1" - 25 mm) 

Key Fob Hardware is simple to use and produces amazing results.  Just add your fabric, ribbon, or webbing for an instant, elegant wristlet.

(Optional) Add Key Fob Hardware Crimping Tool (required to apply key fob hardware):

  • Key Fob Hardware Setting/Crimping Pliers
  • Adjustable Screw (to adjust pressure applied to hardware)
  • Set of Rubber Tips (helps prevent scratching and denting of hardware)

You can do it! See how easy it is with one of our step by step tutorials:


I Like Big Buttons! KAM Plastic Snaps - Color Of The Day!!! January 28 2018

G96 – Mirror (Light Teal)

Our Mirror (G96) KAM Plastic Snap reminds me of lazy summer days at the lake and is a great neutral color that works for both boys and girls. :)

If you are not into Mirror, we carry 22 other shades of blue and 130+ unique colors of snaps.


I Like Big Buttons! Long Prong Size 20 KAM Snap Starter Pack Giveaway!!! January 23 2018

GIVEAWAY!!! Who wants to win a Long Prong KAM Plastic Snaps Starter Pack Kit (210 Sets)!!!  Our KAM Snap Starter Pack would be a great tool for those crafty projects you have planned or a great gift for your crafty loved one :). 

Long Prong Size 20 snaps are great for THICKER fabric projects, key chains, cloth diaper making, and embroidery. In most cases, our standard prong Size 20 snaps will be more than enough.  Size 20 snaps have a good strong hold, and are a good size for most projects.

Winner will receive:

  • K1 KAM Plastic Snap Pliers and Awl
  • 10 pack of each of our 21 colors Long Prong KAM Plastic Snaps (total of 210 sets)

Giveaway good until Monday 01/29/2018

ENTER TO WIN HERE (by Liking, Commenting, and Sharing our Facebook Post for this Giveaway):

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway Rules:

1. LIKE & SHARE our Business Facebook Giveaway Post, then COMMENT and share with us your favorite color(s). - I am in love with Aquamarine and Coral right now.

2. Join our I Like Big Buttons! Group.

3. Follow our Pinterest Page: ILoveBigButtons

4. Follow our Instagram Page: @ilikebigbuttons_com

*If your name is drawn as the winner, we will check to make sure you have completed all the requirements above.

Also, if you don’t want to wait, take 10% off your order of Long Prong Size 20 snaps through Monday (1/29) only using: LONGPRONGLOVE

CLICK HERE TO BUY


© ILikeBigButtons.com and I Like Big Buttons Blog, 2018.


I Like Big Buttons! KAM Plastic Snaps - Color Of The Day!!! January 19 2018

G114 - Grape Soda

Our Grape Soda (G114) KAM Plastic Snap reminds me of warm summer days, picnics at the river, and of course, a cool can of Grape Soda. :)

If you are not into Grape Soda, we carry 16 other shades of purple and 130+ unique colors of snaps.


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