Holiday Button Earrings

These holiday earrings are cute as a button… because they’re made of buttons! Make these button earrings with your favorite buttons, and some simple supplies. Button earrings make great gifts for all your button-loving friends, too!

This project is my final Craft Lightning project for the year – all week long, Angie from The Country Chic Cottage and I have each been sharing a fun and fast holiday craft every day this week, with some help from our crafty blogging friends. If you’ve missed any of them, be sure to catch up with the Day 1 Roundup, Day 2 Roundup, Day 3 Roundup, and Day 4 Roundup.

Let’s get started making these button earrings, shall we?

Holiday Button Earrings on 30 Minute Crafts

To make your own button earrings you’ll need:
Assorted buttons
Earring backs
Thread or string
Jump rings – make sure they fit through the holes of the buttons, and are large enough to go around the edge of the button
Jewelry Pliers
Krazy Glue

supplies for button earrings

Start by making the base. You need a large button, a smaller button, your thread, and a series of jump rings.

make the base

Stack the large and small button, with the large jump ring between. Tie in place with the thread. Add a smaller jump ring below, using a tiny jump ring.

add jump rings

Use jump rings to connect a series of small buttons into a row.

link the buttons

make the strands

Attach the row to the base, using the jump ring on the base.

add on the string of buttons

Using Krazy glue, attach the earring backs.

glue on earring backs

Your earrings are complete!

finished holiday button earrings

You’ll be sure to get lots of compliments on these cute button earrings – great for wearing to a holiday party, craft fair, or any winter event!

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Craft Lightning Holiday Edition – Day 4 Roundup!

Day four of Craft Lighting – a series that Angie from The Country Chic Cottage and I put together to share fun and fast crafts – projects that can be made in 15 minutes or less. Each day this week, we’re sharing a holiday craft that can be made Lightning fast… and we’ve asked some of our crafty blog friends to join in! Here are today’s fun and fast Holiday craft features:

Over at It happens in a blink, Melanie is sharing these fun Duck Tape wrapped cans, perfect for gift wrapping! I love all the colors and styles of Duck Tape!

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Sarah at Mom Endeavors made the cutest Baymax ornament! My kiddo is a Big Hero 6 fan, and would love to make this!

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This mini glitter Christmas Village from Jessica at Mad in Crafts is simple and easy to make – and would work with almost any holiday decor.

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Dress up your buffet or dessert table with these ornament food stands from Kara at Happy Go Lucky Blog. A great way to make your food even more festive.

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Jennifer at Hydrangea Hippo used simple letters and a craft staple to add JOY to her holiday decor.

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Aren’t these die cut cones perfect for gift wrapping? Jen Gallacher shows you how it is done!

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Need a quick kid craft? These pipe cleaner trees by Laura at Pet Scribbles are perfect for entertaining little fingers.

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My crafty partner for this series, Angie from The Country Chic Cottage, whipped up these Santa Belly cookies. Adorable, right?

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I grabbed my Duck Tape to make Duck Tape stockings – fast and fun to make!

Simple Duck Tape Stockings

Make sure to stop by tomorrow for our last installment of Craft Lightning for 2014!

 

 

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Simple Duck Tape Stocking

You don’t need to sew to make stockings for the family – this simple Duck Tape stocking is super quick and easy to make, with no sewing at all! I was sent some awesome colors of Duck Tape (including glitter Duck Tape, which is one of my favorites!), and whipped up these simple and easy to make stockings that you can ask Santa to fill this year.

All week long, Angie from The Country Chic Cottage and I are sharing fast and fun Holiday crafts – crafts that can be made in 15 minutes or less, and we’ve asked some of our crafty blogging friends to join in. If you’ve missed any of the projects this week, check out the Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 roundups.

Simple Duck Tape Stockings

I show you how to make the stockings in the video below. You can find the Stocking Templates here.

 

make a duck tape stocking

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Craft Lightning Holiday Edition – Day 3 Roundup!

Yay! Another awesome day of Fast Holiday Crafts! In case you missed them, be sure to catch the Day 1 Roundup and Day 2 Roundup. Lots of awesome fast crafts there! Let’s get started with day 3, shall we?

 

Randi over at Frugal Elegance whipped up a fun and glittery Chanukah banner - simple to make and fun to display!

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Learn how Ashley from My Craftily Ever After made these simple beaded ornaments – don’t be afraid of beads, anyone can make these, and Ashley will show you how!

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These beautiful ornaments were made from rolled magazine pages – isn’t Erin from My Very Educated Mother a genius?

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I never have enough excuses to pull out my holiday washi tape – I love these simple washi tape trees from Fawnda at Fireflies and Jellybeans!

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Do you have a jar of empty spools you’d love to craft with? Then you’ll love this fun spool ornament from Tracy at Scrappy Chick 101.

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Did you know that mason jars make awesome snowglobes? Well… they do! And Laura from Laura’s crafty life shows you how it is done.

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My crafty partner for this series, Angie from The Country Chic Cottage, has whipped up some adorable Santa napkin rings that are as easy to make as they are cute.

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And I show you how to make the easiest holiday earrings ever. In just seconds. Really.

The easiest holiday earrings ever

Be sure to come back by tomorrow for more fun and fast holiday crafts!

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Easiest Holiday Earrings Ever

Sometimes I walk through a store and see something that simply MUST become earrings. Which was the case with these little snowman tags. They were so quick and easy to make – with just a few twists, you have a fun new pair of earrings!

This is part of the Craft Lightning Holiday series – all week long I’m sharing holiday crafts that can be made in 15 minutes or less (or in the case of these snowman earrings, WAY less). And each evening, Angie from The Country Chic Cottage and I will be rounding up similarly fast and simple holiday crafts.

The easiest holiday earrings ever

To make these earrings, you’ll need:
Snowman tags (I found these in the holiday section at Michael’s)
Earring Wires
Jewelry Pliers

Yup, that’s it.

earring supplies

Disconnect the tags from their strings, and open up the loop at the bottom of an earring wire.

open hook

Loop the tag onto the hoop, and close it.

add hook

And that is it. Seriously. That easy!

You can whip up a bunch in only a few minutes!

finished earrings

Be sure to come back this evening for more fun and fast holiday crafts!

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Craft Lightning Holiday Edition – Day 2 Roundup!

I’m super excited for another Craft Lightning week this week! All week long, we’re sharing fast holiday crafts – that can be made in 15 minutes or less! In case you missed it, you can see the Day 1 Craft Lightning Roundup here. Let’s get started with today’s roundup, shall we?

Jen Goode made these adorable pen-and-ink wood slice ornaments, with printables so you can easily make your own.

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Over at Carla Schauer Designs, you’ll find a tutorial for making these cinnamon stick ornaments shaped like gifts (with cute vintage music sheets, to boot)!

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Pretty up some pine cones for Christmas decor – Carisa at Messes to Memories will show you how!

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Convert a vacation memory into a fun beach sand ornament with Steph from Crafting in the Rain.

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Paula at Frog Prince Paperie has the tastiest recipe for reindeer food I’ve ever seen, and a fun printable topper to go with it!

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Making a wreath doesn’t have to be complex or time consuming – Lindsay at Frenchie Wraps shows you how to whip up a wreath in 15 minutes!

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Mismatched wine glasses become adorable snowman candy dishes – find Malia’s step-by-step over on Yesterday on Tuesday.

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Spice up your holiday gift wrap with giant gift tags from Kimbo at a Girl and a Glue Gun.

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My crafty craft lightning partner, Angie from The Country Chic Cottage, whipped up a whole bunch of fun bags – she shows you how to make them all in her Holiday Gift Bags tutorial.

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And I made some simple ornament hangers that you can make in just a few minutes each!

DIY Ornament Hangers on 30 Minute Crafts

Be sure to stop back by tomorrow for more fun and fast holiday crafts!

 

 

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Simple DIY Ornament Hanger

Stop using plain hooks to hang your ornaments – use these dressed-up ornament hangers to add extra style and bling to your Christmas Tree this year. These ornament hangers are super simple to make – in an afternoon you can make enough for your own tree and to give as gifts! Customize the color wire and beads you use, based on your personal decor preference.

This project is part of Craft Lightning week – all week long, Angie from The Country Chic Cottage and I, along with a couple dozen blogging friends, will be sharing fast and simple holiday crafts like this one. If you missed yesterday, check out the Day 1 Craft Lighting Holiday Roundup.

DIY Ornament Hangers on 30 Minute Crafts

To make your ornament hangers you’ll need:

20-gauge wire
Beads with large holes
Round-nosed pliers and wire cutters
Krazy Glue

supplies for ornament hangers

Start by cutting a 6″ length of wire.

cut wire

Add your bead or beads. Push towards the center.

put on bead

Start curling one end of the wire using the pliers and your fingers.

curl wire

Repeat with the other side, making sure they swirl in opposite directions – making a very curly S shape.

curl wire with fingers

finished ornament hanger

Use a dab of Krazy glue on each side of the bead or beads to secure them in place.

Dab on Krazy Glue

Your ornament hanger is complete! Make as many as you like!

finished ornament hangers

Be sure to come back later tonight for the day two roundup of fun and fast Holiday crafts!

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Craft Lightning Holiday Edition – Day 1 Roundup!

I’m so excited for another week of Craft Lighting. This week we’re sharing Holiday crafts that can be whipped up in 15 minutes or less! It may seem soon to some, but with less than 40 days until Christmas, there is no time to waste! Let’s get started sharing these fun and fast crafts!

Danielle from Busy Mom’s Helper whipped up an adorable snowman mobile. How fun would this be to make with the kids?

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Over at Sowdering About, Randi made some fun wine glass charms. These are perfect for holiday entertaining or gift giving!

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Have a foodie on your Christmas list? Whip up some Rosemary Infused Olive Oil. Niki over at 365 Days of Crafts shows you how!

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Brooke at Artistic Endeavors made an a Cinnamon Stick Star Ornament that is sure to smell as good as it looks!

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Over at Laura Kelly Designs, my talented friend Laura Kelly is getting crafty with something we all have close at hand – rocks! How fun are these Holiday Painted Rocks?

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This striped holiday bunting was made by Cori at Let’s Eat Grandpa – so elegant, and so simple!

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Marilyn at 4 You with Love shows you how to make ornaments with SPRINKLES! I’m pretty excited!

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Did you know that a cork coaster makes a great ornament – see how to whip one up over at Albion Gould.

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My partner for this series, Angie from The Country Chic Cottage, made these adorable Glittered Mason Jar ornaments. Since real mason jars are too heavy to hang on the tree… these are the next best thing!

 

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And I made some fun Stocking Earrings! Fast and simple to make – and add some festive cheer to any outfit!

Christmas Stocking Earrings

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Christmas Stocking Earrings

It is time for our last Craft Lightning of 2014, and we’re wrapping up the year with some fast Holiday Crafting! Angie from The Country Chic Cottage and I have brought together some awesome bloggers for a final blow-out of holiday crafting goodness. Each of the crafts that Angie and I share this week will have a holiday theme, and can be made in 15 minutes or less! And each evening, we’ll be rounding up some of our blogging friends who are also whipping up fast holiday crafts! Awesome, right?

Christmas Stocking Earrings

I’m sharing some fun and easy Christmas Stocking Earrings. Super easy to make, and in less than 15 minutes! Let’s get started, shall we?

To make these earrings, you need:

Red Felt
White Felt
Fabric Glue
Earring Wires
Jump Rings
Needle and Thread (or hot glue, in a pinch)
Christmas Stocking Template

supplies for stocking earrings

Start with the mini Christmas Stocking Template. Print it out, cut one, and then cut two stockings from the red felt.

pin pattern in place

Cut a strip of white felt about 3/4″ wide

cut trim

Glue the top of the stocking to the white trim.

glue down

Add some more glue to glue down the sides.

glue on top

Repeat with the second stocking.

make two

Stitch a jump ring to the back of each stocking, with a few stitches.

stich on ring

Attach an earring wire to each jump ring.

attach earring wires

Your earrings are done! These stocking earrings make great gifts for friends for the holidays – super simple to make! And you can whip up a bunch assembly – line fashion, for very little money! Add some cute packaging, and you will have the best little gift to pass out to your friends at this year’s holiday brunch!

Be sure to stop by tonight for some more fun and fast Holiday craft ideas!

 

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Christmas Stocking Templates

I love making Christmas Stockings! You can make them just about any size, and they’re perfect. For almost anything. I plan on making lots and lots of Christmas Stocking projects this holiday, so I thought I’d whip up some Christmas Stocking Templates to use. Christmas Stocking Templates

I’ve made the stocking templates in four different sizes, for different projects. Each template set fits on a standard 8.5×11″ sheet. One on a sheet, two on a sheet, eight on a sheet, or 32 on a sheet – tons of options!

 

This full-sheet sized stocking is perfect for stockings to hang up – you can make them from felt or fabric – there is a 1/4″ seam allowance already built in.

stocking patternHere are two stockings to a sheet, great for gift card holders or to hang up at the office.

two stocking template

 

 

Eight stockings to a sheet are just too cute!

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And maxing out the cuteness factor are these tiny stockings - less than 2″ tall!

mini stocking template

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