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…
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
I leave the end to you. Somewhere Over the Rainbow with BUTTONS!
May your pot be filled with buttons!
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!).
Love #710007108 – this makes a great Valentine’s Gift/Project!
Anchor #710007107 – summer doesn’t have to be over!
Here are some additional step out photos of the anchor:
granted it’s upside down but you get the idea!