Over the Rainbow – Button Hoop Craft kit

The other day I posted a photo on Instagram of  a side view of our New Button Hoop Craft Kit  Rainbow #710007108 and the response was wonderful.  Today I’m going to show you how to create yours.  I find that sometimes when I see a tutorial on how a project is created it soooooo helps with the creative inspiration and that extra push!  So let’s get started…

Rainbow Button Art

Materials:  Crafting with buttons – Rainbow #710007106
what’s great with this project? We’ve provided all the materials for you! That’s right this couldn’t get any easier and whatever else you’ll need you already own –  tweezers (to help with the seed beads, scissors, iron- possibly ribbon, some type of hanging devise nail, self adhesive hook.  Oh yeah and a work space.

Layout your components: hoop, pre-printed canvas, buttons & beads.  At this point you may want to run the iron over your canvas to get the wrinkles out.

Next – unscrew the hoop. For those who’ve never worked with a hoop – you’ll see a metal lock screw – begin twisting so it releases and it begins to expand. Now you have two – inner hoop & outer hoop.  Working with the “inner” hoop lay your canvas ontop.  With your “outer” hoop place over the canvas (determine where you want to have your closure – you may want this on the top or side).  Begin twisting the closure (to secure) at this point you may begin adjusting your canvas  (straightening the fabric – you do want the fabric to be even on all around).  Good? Great!

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Your ready to begin adding the buttons – I like laying out my buttons before gluing, this allows me to make any adjustments as I go along!

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So this is how I laid out my rainbow.  Yes,  there’s a lot of space in between but don’t worry your beads will fill these areas!

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Now the beads – add a bead of glue along the edge (work in sections this helps and the glue won’t dry so quick).  Use a tweezer to help you push the beads into place.  Keep going until you’ve done each row.

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 Almost done!

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To finish off the project trim canvas and you can run a bead of glue along the inside of the hoop and tuck the ends inside.  Add some ribbon in the colors of the buttons for fun and your ready to hang!

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I leave the end to you. Somewhere Over the Rainbow with BUTTONS!

May your pot be filled with buttons!

Happy Crafting!

thought I was done? Silly you. Here are some additional photos of the other hoops we carry in the process of being completed (just needs to be trimmed!).

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Love #710007108 – this makes a great Valentine’s Gift/Project!

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Anchor #710007107 –  summer doesn’t have to be over!

Here are some additional step out photos of the anchor:

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granted it’s upside down but you  get the idea!

Happy Crafting!

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