Archives for April 28, 2011

April Daily Download #28

Wow!  I can’t believe its Thursday already.  This week is flying by!  🙂  It’s almost the weekend again – yahoo!!!!  So – there are a couple things I want to tell you about today.

1.  Did you see that awesome tutorial from Laura for the button bracelet?  Super cute and simple enough that even I might could make it!!!  🙂

2.  There’s a Speed Scrap on Saturday!!!  It’s at 5pm EST so I hope that we might have a few of our international friends join us too!  I’ll be there – would love to have you join in the fun!!!

3.  It’s almost the end of April – be sure to check out our guest designers store before she’s all gone.  Colie’s Corner has some great kits!  And also don’t forget about this beautiful grab bag that you can get when you spend just $10 in the store!!!

I think that’s about it for now.  🙂  Now onto your daily download piece…

I hope you have a fabulous day!!!!

Let’s Get Crafty {Jewelry Edition}

Hello Bloggy Friends in Digi-land!

My name is Laura and I’m on the store CT here at Gingerscraps!

Today I’m stepping in for Julie and hosting the “Let’s get crafty” edition!I have an awesome tutorial for you and I’m pretty sure you already have most of the supplies needed lying around your house!

These button bracelets are super easy and fun to make. You can also make them to coordinate with your favorite outfit!

To get started you will need these supplies:
elastic: 1/4″ thick
thread and needle
Wrap the elastic around your wrist to see how long it needs to be. Don’t make it too tight!

Leave an overlap of about an inch on either side. Mark it with a pencil so you know where to sew it together.

Then line up your buttons next to it so you know where you want to place them.

*I decided after I took this picture that I wanted my buttons to overlap a little bit. If you want to try this instead, just overlap them a bit instead of a straight line as pictured below*

Now you want to sew your ends together. Use the pencil mark as a guide and start sewing it together. You can also use a lighter on the ends to keep from fraying.

It should look something like this when you are finished.

Now it’s time to sew the buttons on! Start with the one in the middle and work your way out…..

To secure the button to the elastic, loop it through a few times underneath and then create a knot as shown here….

See how I’ve overlapped my buttons a bit? Cute eh?!

Here is the almost finished product….

And there you have it! Finito!

Super easy, super fun, and the options are endless!!!! I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial! For more inspiration you can check out my blog for more tutorials!