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Buttons are not just for closures!
Buttons are perfect in wedding bouquets, to add a touch of sparkle to your home or to a festive table.
You don't need to know how to sew or be a fashion designer. There's nothing more versatile and enjoyable than expressing your creativity with decorative buttons.
Whether you use them for art craft projects, clothes sewing, stage costumes, or evening wear, or simply to brighten up your home decor, you'll always love playing with fancy glass or rhinestone buttons!
Whether new or vintage, large or small, simple or with extravagant and elaborate shapes, novelty buttons will always attract the attention of your friends.
Add sparkle, sheen, or vintage-inspired charm to your crafts or home decor with unique playful buttons from Zaza of Canada.
Brooches are not for old ladies!
A beautiful brooch can add that extra pop of color and texture to your favorite top, but you might have to change the way you wear it if you don't want to look like your grandma.
There are a lot of modern and fun ways to wear a brooch:
On your blazer lapels.
On your hat.
On your hair.
On a jacket collar.
Around your neckline.
Brooches are also the best accessory for fastening a cardigan or vest.
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How to fix a snap button on a jacket
How to fix a snap button on a jacket. Using Snap Buttons Successfully Snap fasteners are fabulous button substitutes in many creative applications. They avoid the spacing and sewing of buttonholes. Snap buttons even look like regular shank buttons, as the male part of the snap is adorned with a decorative cap. For example, see these pearl bee snap buttons from Zaza of Canada. Sew-On Snaps Some snaps are sewn to the garment by hand. Use buttonhole twist or a double strand of waxed hand sewing thread to match the garment. Heavy-duty button and carpet thread may be used on heavier jackets and coats, but it comes in fewer colors than the buttonhole twist or topstitching thread. Tool-Set Snaps Many decorative snaps are applied with the use of a special tool. This tool resembles a pair of pliers. The top of the snap has two parts: the upper decorative part and the part beneath that holds it to the fabric. These parts are placed in opening in the pliers, then the pliers are placed to pinch these parts together at the point where the snap is to be applied. One squeeze of the pliers and the snap is firmly and irreversibly in place. The process is then repeated for the bottom half of the snap at the corresponding point on the underpart of the placket. Practice on a scrap of fabric with the same number of layers of fabric and interfacing as the garment. Any attempt to remove the snap once applied will leave scars in the garment fabric. Fixing Problems Before using snap buttons, be sure the male and female parts of the snap fit together snugly. If the fit is loose, get some basic snaps one size smaller and use those parts with the decorative part of your snaps. Snaps can be purchased in bulk from dressmaker and tailor suppliers or in small quantities from fabric and craft stores. What if the snaps have already been applied and there is a loose connection? Try carefully painting the connection points with clear polyurethane or acrylic nail polish to make things just a tiny bit tighter—or replace the non-decorative half of the snap, since the scar from the old snap will not show. Happy sewing and crafting with beautiful snap buttons!
Decorating Pumpkins with Buttons
Decorating pumpkins with buttons - It’s pumpkin season – which means it’s time to figure out your fall décor, which will likely include a pumpkin or two! Most people go for the standard jack-o’-lantern to spruce up their doorstep for fall – but why not go for something a little more creative this year? Click here for more.
How to remove snap buttons
How to remove snap buttons - Replacing plain or damaged snaps with fancy snap buttons can give your clothing a sparkly, special touch that will make you love putting it on and showing it off! But to add those glitzy new snaps, first you’ll have to take the old ones off – all while making sure you don’t damage your special jacket or vest! CLICK here for more!
How to make christmas tree decorations with buttons?
How to make christmas tree decorations with buttons? Create your own special Christmas tree ornaments using buttons and a few common craft supplies. Decorate your tree or give unique ornaments as holiday gifts. You could make enough for your entire family or for all your office assistants. Ornaments are also good gifts for shut-ins and are small enough to mail to distant friends as a holiday gift. Ball Ornaments Cover a Styrofoam or plastic ball with satin or other festive fabric. Then use hot glue to attach sparkling buttons in a color that coordinates. Red and green are traditional for Christmas, but you could choose to decorate your tree with all white or with metallic silvers and golds instead. Add beads, ribbon, or glitter as desired. Wire Ornaments String shank buttons on jewelry wire and bend it into shapes. Snowflakes, wreaths, stars and more look shimmering with colorful buttons added to the mix. Credit: KathiesButtonCrafts | Christmas Button Ornaments Garlands of Buttons Credit: Button garland | KathiesButtonCrafts Instead of popcorn and cranberries, string buttons on colorful ribbon, yarn, or raffia. Tie knots to space the buttons along the length of the garland, then wrap it around your tree. Try a mixture of large diamante buttons, bohemian glass buttons, and colorful beads. You may also wrap a string of buttons around an evergreen garland or wreath. Button Add-Ons Take ornaments you already love and make them look new and fresh by adding decorative buttons. Sew buttons on Christmas stockings or tree skirts. Glue small, flat buttons to cardstock to make unique greeting cards or place cards. Decorate the perimeter of a candle. Sprinkle sparkly buttons around a table centerpiece. Buttons add to almost any decoration. Credit: CHcraftcreations | @chcraftcreations Decorate Yourself, Too Buttons can make a pretty pendant suspended from a chain necklace. They also make great accents when sewn on a Christmas sweater or a holiday dress or apron. Make buttonholes or button loops and use the decorative buttons as functional buttons, too. Now, you know how to make Christmas tree decorations with buttons. Sources for Buttons Decorative buttons may be found at estate sales or in a grandmother’s closet. They can also be found new from suppliers such as Zaza of Canada.
How to upcycle clothes with buttons
Many people own clothing that is in good condition, yet they do not wear it. Perhaps it seems outdated or is simply not exciting. This clothing can become an integral part of the wardrobe again with a little creativity. Click for more and learn how to upcycle clothes with buttons!
How to Make Kentucky Derby Hats
Embellishing a hat can be effortless. Here is how you can take your hats to another level with glass and diamante flower buttons. Click for more.
How to Embellish a Top
Add uniqueness and flair to your top by embellishing it with buttons. It’s the perfect way to express your personality. What You Need to Get Started To get started, all you need is a needle, thread, scissors, an old top, and buttons of your choice. Don’t worry if you’ve never done it before, sewing buttons isn’t as difficult as it looks. All you need is a good YouTube tutorial and you’ll be good to go. Just ensure you have ample lighting so you’re able to see what you’re doing. Picking Out the Right Buttons There is no right and wrong when it comes to fashion so let your inner designer out and pick out the buttons that you think will go well with your top. You have a wide variety of options such as large decorative buttons, fancy buttons, and novelty buttons. · Decorative buttons – These buttons are far from plain and have designs made on them. They’re great if you like patterns and want something a little extra. · Fancy buttons – Fancy buttons come in a variety of shapes and sizes, they go beyond decorative buttons and are perfect for spicing up an outfit. · Novelty buttons – these are graphic buttons known for being cute and stylish such as sunflower buttons Final Thoughts Learning how to embellish a top is a great way to turn your old boring clothes into new and stylish ones. You’ll not only save yourself money on buying something new but you’ll also be saving the environment by repurposing your old clothes. It also makes for a great hobby that you could potentially turn into a business if people like what you make.
How to Make Jewelry With Buttons: 10 Fun and Easy Projects
The best way to make use of all those extra buttons you've saved over the years is to make jewelry with buttons! Check out these 10 projects and get inspired! If you love crafting, then odds are you have stockpiles of your favorite crafting supplies. Countless spools of ribbon? Check. Piles of fabric and felt? Check. Bins of buttons? Check again. Sometimes you may not even need it for a project you're working on. You'll see a super cute vintage button out in the wild and have to have it. What do you do when your button collection starts to take over your craft room? Make jewelry, of course! Never thought of using a button other than on a shirt? That's okay - we've got tons of ideas for making jewelry with buttons. Get ready to take your jewelry game to the next level using adorable rhinestone, vintage, or even glass buttons. Check out our top 10 easy projects to learn how to make jewelry with buttons.
Dress It up With Fancy Buttons
Are you tired of your wardrobe? You don't have to buy a whole new set of outfits — you can simply use fancy buttons to upgrade your collection! Dress It up With Fancy Buttons Young people are taking to DIY fashion, repurposing, and upcycling in a way that is both exciting and unprecedented. With rising interests in spending wisely, shopping ethically, and creating 100% unique looks, it's no wonder that clothing has become the focus of this DIY fervor. Having said that, there's no reason that you have to develop full-blow seamstress skills to participate in the fun! If you're looking for quick, cost-effective, and unique ways to spice up the wardrobe you already have, you've come to the right place. Fancy buttons are a great way to turn your tired pieces into fashionable staples. With some great buttons and basic sewing skills, you can create some show-stopping looks. Not sure where to start? Read on for our guide to enhancing your apparel with gorgeous fancy buttons! How to Sew Fancy Buttons First, let's talk about the easy-to-master skill of sewing fancy buttons onto any piece of clothing. Our fancy buttons are one-hole buttons, also known as shank buttons. You will need: A needle Thread Scissors Fancy buttons The garment you're going to dress up Thread your needle and pull it through to double it. You want a tail that's at least ten inches long (which is twenty inches of thread, total). When you have a long enough tail, cut your thread and knot the two ends together two or three times so that it doesn't pull through your fabric. With your free hand, hold your fancy button in place. You can decide before you start sewing where each button should go. Push your needle through the underside of the fabric directly next to the buttonhole and pull until the knot catches against the fabric. Then, push the needle through the buttonhole and back into the fabric on the other side. Make sure you're not pushing the needle back through the hole you just made, but keep them close together. Repeat this process until your thread is looped through the buttonhole at least five times. Finally, push the needle through the fabric so that it is on the underside of the fabric. Find one of the loops of thread you've created in the sewing process and use it to tie off the end of your thread. You will want to make two or three knots this way to secure the button. Fancy Button Inspiration Each year, the average Canadian throws out 81 pounds of textiles, making the fashion world a source of waste. Sometimes, we feel the urge to get rid of our clothing not because they're worn out but because we're tired of them. Let's take a look at three fun and easy ways that you can breathe new life into the clothing you have! Turn a Plain Cami or Shirt Into a Statement Piece We tend to buy plain camis or t-shirts to pair with other pieces. However, with the help of fancy buttons, we can turn those plain camis and t-shirts into their very own staples that will freshen up our wardrobe! For example, sew a cluster of these crystal rhinestone buttons on to the sleeves of a t-shirt or down the strap of a cami for a fashionable military effect. Use these sewing charms to create a pattern in the center of the chest area of a shirt or off to the side on a breast pocket. Five of them sewn in a circle with their points facing inward would make an adorable flower shape! Sew one of these bow-shaped glass buttons in the center of your collar for a cheeky vintage look. These are just a few of the many ways that you could use fancy buttons to spruce up a plain cami or t-shirt. If you're feeling extra bold, you could even apply these same ideas to a patterned shirt! Give a Skirt Some Asymmetrical Intrigue Do you have a pencil skirt that isn't bringing you joy anymore? Are you tired of wearing that same silhouette over and over again? Adding some asymmetry to an otherwise symmetrical piece is a great way to add visual intrigue to your wardrobe. You can use just about any fancy button collection to pull off this DIY makeover. We love to imagine these green glass buttons adding a pop of color to a black skirt! To pull off the asymmetrical design, you may want to start by putting the skirt on. Then, find a spot that's about halfway between the front center mark and the side of your hip. Mark that area with a fabric pen or safety pin, take the skirt off, and start sewing! You can either create a straight vertical line of buttons or kick things up a notch and create a diagonal line that moves inward as the buttons move down the skirt. For the best results, leave about one to two inches between each button and use three to four buttons in total. Update a Sweater With Fancy Buttons Sometimes, an old sweater just needs some new buttons. Pick out your favorite fancy buttons and grab a pair of scissors to start replacing. First, cut the thread from the original buttons, taking care not to cut the fabric. You should be able to see where the original buttons were sewn on, but mark those spots with a fabric pen or safety pins if you can't. Then, simply replace the old buttons with your new buttons! Remember, if you want to be able to button the sweater up, you'll need to make sure your new buttons aren't too big or small for the existing buttonholes. If you prefer wearing your sweater unbuttoned, this is less of a concern. How Will You Use Fancy Buttons? We hope you've found the DIY clothing makeover you were looking for to refresh your wardrobe! Now, all you need are some fancy buttons and some basic sewing materials to create one-of-a-kind looks. For more fashion upgrades, take a look at our entire collection at zazaofcanada. On top of our vast fancy button collection, we offer broaches, jewelry, and other vintage staples that are sure to impress!
How To Upgrade Old Clothes
How To Upgrade Old Clothes 6 Tips for Upgrading Your Old Clothes “I have nothing to wear!” We’ve all had those days when we stare at our closets and think these five words. If you feel like it’s time for a wardrobe refresh, you might be tempted to buy all new items. But did you know there are many easy ways to upgrade your old clothes, without having to spend much money at all? Embellishing, altering, and accessorizing the wardrobe you already have can be fun and affordable. It’s also more sustainable and eco-friendly than buying new clothes entirely and feeding into the fast fashion cycle. At Zaza of Canada, we have a variety of buttons and one-of-a-kind jewelry that can help you take your style to the next level. So, we’ve compiled a list of ideas and tips that will help you upgrade your old clothes. With our advice, you’ll never have to think “I have nothing to wear” again! Do you have an old maxi dress or evening gown that you never wear? Sometimes, we’ll hang on to our old dresses for nostalgia’s sake, but we won’t have the right occasion to wear them again. By hemming a long dress into a mini dress, you’ll have a new piece of clothing that feels more casual, versatile, and great for warmer seasons. Alternatively, you can make a skirt or dress longer by adding a ruffle to the bottom. For a more subtle change, try adding a fun piece of ribbon or lace to the hem. Shortening the hem length is also a way to upgrade an old coat into a new cropped style. While these methods of upgrading require some sewing, they’re fairly simple changes to make. In fact, they’re so simple that a sewing machine isn’t even necessary if you’re comfortable with sewing by hand. This is the easiest option on the list, because no sewing is required. Sometimes it’s easy to forget how a simple accessory can change an entire outfit. For example, to elevate a plain black dress, you can throw on a bold statement necklace or a pair of dangly earrings. Or, you can try stacking bracelets and chunky rings with an old silk blouse. Hair accessories, like hats, scarves, and pins, are also other easy ways for achieving effortless style. Every time you try out a different combination of jewelry, you’ll have an entirely new look, even if your clothes are the same. Feel free to get creative with it, too – there’s no limit when it comes to experimenting with accessories! Looking for a place to start? Zaza of Canada has all sorts of unique and vintage jewelry, from large brooches to stylish hair pins. This is another choice that doesn’t require sewing. Whether you’re adding a patch to the back pocket of your jeans, ironing a flower on to the pocket of a t-shirt, or adding some ribbon to the hem of your pants, there are plenty of great iron-on options that can breathe new life into your old clothes. If you’d like, you can sew on top of the iron-ons to add an extra layer of reinforcement, but this isn’t necessary if you’re looking for a quick fix. Cropping your tops is an especially great option for the warmer months. Maybe you have an oversized sweatshirt or a flowy men’s button-down. By taking away some fabric, you can create something with a new and stylish silhouette. Even dresses can be turned into tops – and evening dresses make an especially great choice for a fancy top. Swapping out the buttons on your coat or blouse is another way to make an old piece feel new again. This works for both statement buttons and more simple sewing buttons. If you’re looking for statement options, our Bohemian glass buttons come in a variety of styles, colors, and shapes, and the intricate designs offer a beautiful and unique way to upgrade your clothes. Alternatively, sewing small buttons along the hem or collar of a shirt can add a more delicate embellishment. For something more flashy, you can bedazzle a purse, shoes, or belt with rhinestone buttons. These simple touches are affordable, and they also offer a lot of room for creativity and experimentation. If you’re not already crafty, they’re an easy way to get started making, mending, and designing your own clothes. Jeans are the perfect choice for craft projects because they offer a large blank slate to work with. Maybe you’d like to pick up some fabric paint and cover your jeans in your own unique design. Or maybe you have a talent for embroidery and want to embellish with some zig zags, polkadots, or flowers using a needle and thread. Other options for refreshing jeans include iron-ons, patches, rhinestones, and tassels or ribbons for the hems. Of course, you can always crop them in to a pair of new shorts as well, or even a pair of billowy culottes. Getting creative with your old jeans is always a fun project and can help make them feel more up-to-date. If you’re ready to upgrade your old clothes, our selection of one-of-a-kind jewelry, Bohemian glass buttons, sewing buttons, rhinestone buttons, and other accessories are a great place to start. Plus, our vintage inventory is highly unique, so your style sure to stand out wherever you go. We’re excited to help you on your wardrobe refresh journey!
5 Great Gift Ideas for Jewelry Makers
5 Great Gift Ideas for Jewelry Makers As the days begin to grow shorter and the weather begins to cool off, you might be starting to think about the holiday season. After all, it’s never too early to get a head start on your shopping, so you can avoid that last-minute holiday rush. Or maybe you’re just looking for gift ideas for someone special in your life, whether it be a mother, grandmother, friend, partner, aunt, or cousin. Whatever the reason or season, if you’re looking for gifts for jewelry makers and people who love getting crafty, you’ve come to the right place! At Zaza of Canada, we offer a wide variety of buttons and brooches that are perfect for creating beautiful jewelry, and we’re happy to send our special treasures all around the world. Our list of gift ideas for jewelry makers includes buttons, tools, and other great items that jewelry makers need for crafting their dazzling jewelry designs. Czech Glass Buttons These unique vintage buttons come straight from the Czech Republic, a country with a long tradition of expert button-making. The intricate and ornate designs make these the perfect choice for a jewelry maker who’s interested in crafting vintage-style bracelets or embellishing a hat. They also look beautiful as the centerpiece of a bohemian necklace. Czech glass buttons are a great gift choice for jewelry makers, because they’re not commonly found in your average craft store. They offer so many opportunities for creativity and experimentation – the jewelry maker in your life will be sure to thank you! Jewelry-Making Pliers Of course, you can have the most beautiful buttons and brooches in the world, but if you don’t have the right tools, you won’t be able to create any jewelry! That’s why we’ve added jewelry-making pliers to our list. There are so many different kinds to choose from – snipe nose, round nose, flat nose, nylon jaw, side cutters, micro crimping pliers, and more! Or, you can really shine by giving the gift of a full plier set. Sure, this option might not be as stunning as the buttons on the list, but they’re an essential part of any jewelry maker’s workstation. Rhinestone Buttons Small rhinestone buttons are a fun and versatile option for jewelry making, and because they’re made from acrylic, they’re very lightweight. They also can be sewn on to a suit, or used as embellishments for napkin holders. On the other hand, larger rhinestone brooches are a dazzling option for jewelry makers who love creating statement pieces, such as embellished headbands and hairpieces. Rhinestone buttons can also be a fun addition to button bouquets for weddings and events. Beads While you won’t find beads in our shop, we had to add them to our list of gifts for jewelry makers. This is because a set of unique, vintage, or quirky beads would be a great addition when giving the gift of a Czech glass button or rhinestone button. At Zaza of Canada, we sell buttons in many different styles and every color of the rainbow, making it easy for you to find the best beads in complementary shapes and colors. Jewelry makers will love having a collection of beads to accent the buttons in their designs! Bead and Button Storage Maybe your friend is a very prolific jewelry maker, and they have a bevy of buttons and beads practically overflowing in their craft room. If this is the case, then getting them the gift of storage tools and organizers is a great choice! You can choose from drawers and cabinets, tote bags, and even workstations that have places to hang pliers and other tools. This is a handy and practical option, but it can also be a lot of fun as you explore the different kinds of storage options that fit various styles and functions. Conclusion Luckily, if you have a jewelry maker in your life, there’s no shortage of gift options to choose from. From Czech glass buttons to handy flat nose pliers, the ideas on this list are sure to delight any jewelry maker. Ready to get started? We recommend browsing our collection of buttons, brooches, and vintage jewelry to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones. And if you’re not already a jewelry maker, who knows – maybe after taking a look at the options on Zaza of Canada, you’ll be inspired to start getting crafty, too! Copywright @ zazaofcanada #zazaofcanada
Seven wonderful ways to use vintage brooches on your wedding day
If you're like me, you love a little vintage flair on your wedding day. Whether you have a vintage brooch from your grandmother or you love to shop at our favorite store, ZaZa of Canada, or you simply love to repurpose beautiful things, we are sharing seven wonderful ways to use vintage brooches on your wedding day.