Mother’s Day Button Necklace and Napkin Ring

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By The Paula Deen Test Kitchen

Moms love the gift of handmade keepsakes from their loved ones. Let your children follow these easy instructions to make sweet jewelry or precious napkin rings out of buttons and string! We made these darling treasures using buttons we had laying around in our sewing and craft supplies. Mix it up with vintage buttons found at local flea markets, antique stores or yard sales. You can even add small trinkets and charms for an even more personal feel.

1. Fold a piece of tape around the end of a piece of string or elastic (make sure to cut it a couple inches longer that your desired length). The tape will secure the buttons until you finish. Thread the string through both holes of a button.
2. Continue threading beads onto your string until you have a series of buttons in place.
3. Move the buttons down the string to the tape and align them back to front, then front to back. Continue adding buttons until you have reached your desired length.
4. Bring together the two ends of your necklace. Remove the tape. Tie together the string ends making sure to align a button-top to a button-bottom.

 

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That is such a great project + can be done with older kids! Thanks Regina Hudson

By Anonymous on May 04, 2013

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love your recipes

By Donna on May 04, 2013

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I was so surprised to find the directions for the button necklaces.I have been making these for several years. Every time I wear mine,I get many compliments.I now make them for others who bring me buttons.Better get back to my squash casserole. You just never know what you'll find in a cookbook....

By MaryAnn Cooke on June 06, 2012

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Thanks for this adorable idea. I teach 1st grade and this is a perfect craft for my students. I will definitely do this next year!

By Kelly Riley on May 10, 2012

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DEar Paula Deen, and family, Have you ever tried to make a southern version of the Italian Panino? It's not really a grilled cheese sort of thing, just a sandwich type. It has mozzarella and tomatoes and other stuff and can be grilled like a cheese sandwich. It is not a hoagie either. Sub, no. What do you think? Sincerely and with respect, Diane K parrish

By Diane Parrish on May 09, 2012

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I finally found a place to write to you. I am a recent diabetic and have been looking for a hobby to help me through it all. Your watercoloring is a wonderful idea and I would love to be able to do it. I've always wanted to paint. Now I see that even I can do it. Is there somewhere that I can learn to do it or a place to show me how, maybe the Paula Deen way. Thank you, Barbara

By Barbara Hession on April 17, 2012

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I love to do crafts. I love the button necklace.I work with the handicap and I teach them arts and craft. We will br makingthes button necklaces. Do you have something else you can do with burnt matches. We made crosses out of them. Now I am trying to find something else to make. Thanks ELIZABETH

By Elizabeth Jackson on May 10, 2011

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I love the button ideal! My momma has passed away and I have her sewing basket. My mother use to alway save buttons in old jars. I think with Mothers day coming up I will take them and use the ideal for napkin rings and send them to both of my sisters. What a great memory for them both of our momma. Thanks Paula! Sandi Pipitone May 4th, 2011

By Sandi Pipitone on May 04, 2011

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Brandon did a great on directions for t he button crafts. I can never follow written directions and these were perfect Thanks

By Phyllis ruddock on May 03, 2011

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cute idea....

By Melissa on May 03, 2011

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I used to have a button neclace! I have no idea what happened to it. Fun!

By Cynthia Suggs on May 02, 2011

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Hey Paula, I just was wondering...What can I substitute for sliced mushrooms in a recipe? My family does not like mushrooms and has a fit if I try to sneak them in. Thanks for your help on this...Just trying to keep them happy smile

By Melinda Smith on April 29, 2011

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HI PAULA, WILL YOU PLEASE REDO YOUR PEONY DISHES. I NEED A NEW SET. IF NOT A NEW SET WITH SPRING OR SUMMER FLOWERS. PLEASE. THANK YOU. PS. GREAT PECAN PIE AND ENJOY YOUR NEW SHOWS ON PAULA'S BEST DISHES. HAVE A GREAT SUMMER AND I HOPE TO SEE YOU IN RICHMOND,VA. THANK YOU MARY FOSTER.

By MARY FOSTER on April 28, 2011

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I love the necklace and the napkin holder, I never thought of doing that and I have a lot of beautiful buttons. Have a wonderful Mother's day my friend Paula Deen.

By Shirley Kippes on April 27, 2011

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Ha..I made these last year to show my children in my after-school crafts program.I refreshed their memories just last week in case they wanted an Easter gift for someone. We made bracelets and they come out so great. I get a lot of comments about how different they are. So simple and the kids love them too!

By Holly on April 26, 2011

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Jaci Pardun in 10 Quick Household Tips on April 18, 2014 at 11:05 pm

Paula, I am glad to know that I am not the only person who makes Easter Baskets for their adult children and mail them across the United States. My Daughter lives in Long Beach, CA and I not only sent her a basket but her husband and my granddaughter Reese. We also buy special Russel Stover Bunnies for each child too. My husband has the list in his phone... Sara .. Cookies 'n Crème.... Sidney and Stephen.. Peanut Butter Etc. It one of my favorite things to do for my kids.. no matter how old they get. And passing it along to my Grandchildren. It's even more special to me knowing we share a family tradition. Blessings and Happy Easter!!
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