Meet and Make: Ann Butler

Today’s Meet and Make designer is Ann Butler!

Ann is a Mixed Media Artist, Designer and Instructor for Manufacturers and the Creative Industries. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines, books, manufacturer trade show booths, on-line and web TV. She has taught classes of every kind for the past 20 years at trade shows, stores, private parties and on-line. Her blog is

Let’s meet Ann!

10 Fun Facts About Ann Butler:

  • I am a mother to 5 grown children and have 4 precious grandbabies.
  • I am most creative at about 2am so it is a good thing I need very little sleep, I am usually good with 3 – 5 hours.
  • I went to school for Fashion Design and have created everything from wedding dresses to home dĂ©cor.
  • I love teaching workshops; it is so much fun sharing new ideas and creativity with others.
  • I love old movies from the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s; I especially love the clothing from those days.
  • My husband often cooks dinner and does the dishes, yup he’s a keeper!
  • I designed and sewed my first pair of pj’s at the age of 8 without a pattern.
  • I am left handed but use a scissors, play tennis and bowl with my right hand.
  • I love going to auctions and bargain shopping.
  • I have always loved Game Night with the kids, even now that they are grown up we still play board games when we get together.

Make one of Ann’s Projects: Glitter Up Those Pumpkins!

Make some fun and easy Glitter Pumpkins that will look great for Halloween!






The supplies you will need are:

  • Pumpkin
  • Glitter in colors of choice
  • Tacky Glue
  • Popsicle Stick or Toothpick


Spread the glue on one section, sprinkle glitter on top of glue. Work over a sheet of paper to tap off excess glitter…

This is what the first section will look like:

Continue adding glitter around pumpkin alternating color as desired.

Add glitter until completely covered.

Don’t forget to add glitter to the bottom.

I chose to use orange for the bottom.

That’s it – oh so easy. Make one or make a bunch!

Place these little guys all over the house for added Halloween decoration!


  1. Mary Wise says

    How does someone become a person who shows products at trade shows… mans a booth and makes things/sells the product and talks to people. I NEED to find that Amazing Mold Putty… so many things I need to make with it.

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