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Cute as a Button Party Decor

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Little girls and boys alike will love this adorable Cute as a Button Party Decor.  Great for birthdays, baby showers and more, this theme is easy and fun to assemble, so it's great for no-fuss party decorating.  Complete with directions on how to make invitations, decorations, and more, this party kit lends itself well for any celebration!

Fuse Creativity System Project Guide: Fun Party Themes, Ideas for Handmade Cards, and More Paper Crafts from Fiskars

 

You can find this project, as well as many others, in our free downloadable eBook, Fuse Creativity System Project Guide:  Fun Party Themes, Ideas for Handmade Cards, and More Paper Crafts from Fiskars!

 

 

 

Cute as a Button Party

 

Materials:

  • Fuse Creativity System® Starter Set
  • Medium Design Set 100780 – Circle
  • Three-piece Eyelet Setter Set
  • Micro-Tip Scissors (No. 5)
  • Cardstock
  • Chipboard
  • Embroidery floss
  • Foam adhesive squares
  • Low-temp hot glue gun
  • Soup cans

 

Instructions:

Invitation
The Fuse is great for making bulk invitations because you can die cut up to 10 pieces of cardstock, all in one pass through the machine!

Cute as a Button Party Decor

  1. Fold a piece of cardstock in half. Place the folded edge just inside of the inked button die and run it through the Fuse.

    Cute as a Button Party Decor
     
  2. Punch the button holes out using an eyelet setter on a protected surface.
     
  3. Thread three cuts of embroidery floss through holes and knot inside.
     
  4. Add text inside the invitation by hand or print out text from the computer, and cut out the message with the circle die to adhere inside.

 

Button Flower Background
These large button flowers make a huge impact easily.

Cute as a Button Party Decor
 

  1. Run cardstock through the Fuse, sandwiched in the button die, to create a die cut and  letterpressed center of the flower.
     
  2. Run seven layers of a lighter or darker shade of cardstock through the Fuse with only the circle die (no letterpress plate).
     
  3. Cut a small slit in six of the circles. Overlap the slits slightly and adhere to secure. I like to use a low temp glue gun for this since it dries quickly.
     
  4. Adhere the six molded circles around the perimeter of the seventh circle as shown.

    Cute as a Button Party Decor
     
  5. Adhere the letterpressed button to the center of flower using a double layer of foam adhesive dots.

 

Thread Spool Stands

Cute as a Button Party Decor

  1. Tape a strip of cardstock around a 15 ounce can of soup. You can just use unopened cans since the weight will keep the stand more stable anyway. Empty is fine, too.
     
  2. Wrap a skein of embroidery floss around the covered can using the same color as the cardstock. This gives the appearance of a full spool of thread without having to use a ton of embroidery floss.
     
  3. With the Fuse, cut out two chipboard circles for each spool using the circle die.
     
  4. Using a large blob of low-temp hot glue to compensate for the rim of the can, adhere a chipboard circle to the top and bottom of can to complete stands. Be sure to allow glue to dry before handling.

 

Button Party Hat
Spice up party hats with faux button medallions.

Cute as a Button Party Decor

  1. Create a letterpressed button from cardstock using the Fuse.
     
  2. Cut two strips of coordinating cardstock and adhere to back of button hanging down.
     
  3. Hot glue button medallion to party hat.
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