Thursday, February 5, 2015

Making a Covered Button

Lovely Buttons everywhere! When it comes to crafts, we always look for something de novo and unique that will add shimmers in our handmade. I've found this covered buttons making kit at Daiso so I decided to bought it and give it a try. And since I am making a handmade bags that needs a lock button, and instead buying an already made buttons, why not making my own covered buttons that will definitely suitable match for my bags. 

The kits includes button parts a & b, pusher, mold, template and the instructions as well. The size is 22mm and you can make a 15 pieces covered buttons. The buttons part a are the front and the b part will be the back of your button; the red circle one is the pusher; the transparent color is the mold and the template will be your pattern for cutting a fabric or remnant. Oh by the way, the button kits have different sizes available to buy but I choose this 22mm, and I guess these one are the medium button size among the others. 

Once you started making a covered button, all you need to prepare are scissors and fabric (avoid thick fabric such as denim and corduroy, etc.). 

Here's the instructions for the covered buttons making kit: (also see the image below)                                                                     -Place a piece of a round cut cloth using the template, with part A button on the mold.                                                                           -Then push it with your thumb or using the pusher.                                                                                                                                     -Place part B button  and firmly push it down with the pusher.                                                                                                                    -Lastly, push the back of the mold to release your button.                                                                                                                               -And voila~ you already made your own covered button. 

Friday, August 1, 2014

DIY: A Gallery Wall with Purpose

I'd like to share a simple DIY or Do It Yourself activity. Okay, let's make a wall deco with quotes and you will love this for sure. 
It's an easy-makey and fun to make. All you need is to prepare the required materials and your little precious time.

(your prefer) Quotes / Images
Blank Band Paper or Photo paper
Styrofoam board
Glue stick
Sealer Gloss
Cutter and brush
Double side tape 
Thumb tacks

 First look and prepare your prefer quotes that you'd like to print. Images and photos of yourself are also great for wall deco. 
(What I made is a God's inspirational quotes, so I googled and print it.)

And oh don't forget to resize the images that you'll print just to make sure that their size are equally the same. (but of course it'll depend on your own gallery wall that you'd like to make.)

                After printing, cut your quotes or images and glued it with your styrofoam board. Use a cutter to trim the styrofoam. 

Now it's time to put some varnish. I used Padico Sealer semi gloss, but you can use mod podge as well or any sealer that will give shiny, shimmery and protection to the images.

 This how it looks likes when sealer gloss are already put-in, so shiny just like a photo paper.

After drying, at the back of the images or styrofoam, use a double side tape to put or stick it on your wall or you use a thumb tacks as well and put a double side tape on it and then there you go, you have your own gallery wall. Good-luck and have fun~!