Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Celebrate with Buttons Galore & More

Hi, Connie here with Buttons Galore & More design team.   I have created a kid friendly/decor project that is fun to create with children, and will look fabulous in your home or on your front door, tucked into a grapevine wreath.   The project was created using the Bon Voyage Sequin tin by 28 Lilac lane.  Take a look~

The inspiration for this project came from the sequin tin itself.  It is full of red, white and blue sequins along with white hearts and blue stars.  So lush!  Can't you see a child waving this flag at a celebration parade and then saving it, by tucking it away in a grapevine wreath for the front door?  Or display it in a vintage soda bottle, either way it will be super cute!

Simply instructions~
(1) Sketch out a USA flag on white cardstock about 4" X 6".  Separate the large blue sequins, using a toothpick, from the sequin tin.
(2) Glue the large blue sequins on the flag with gemstone glue. Add the white hearts to the blue section and let dry.  Do the same with the small red sequins, placing them in strips.  Let dry.
(3) Cut the blue section out and then the red strips.  Piece them on a 4" X 6" piece of white cardstock or grid paper.  When it is dry, mat on black cardstock.

The flag was then glued to a piece of burlap ( 5" X 7" ) and then glued to a stick. I used a stick from the yard.

Using twine and buttons, stringers were created for the side of the flag.  These were tied to the top of the stick.

I chose the vintage soda bottle verses the grapevine wreath to display the handcrafted flag.  The soda bottle is full of red buttons to hold the stick in place.  I really love the look!

Supplies used:
28 Lilac Lane:  Bon Voyage Sequin tin
Buttons Galore & More: Button Basics/Bright mix
Paper: cardstock white/black and Authentique pattern paper
Beacon: Gem-Tac permanent glue and Quick Grip
Divine Twine: red and blue
burlap, stick, soda bottle (optional)

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member


  1. A definite cutie. My grands would love this. Happy 4th, Connie!

  2. Ohhhhhhhhhh this is just gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Really cute and
    so fun! Happy 4th
    of July.
    Carla from Utah


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