Buttons Galore and More Blog Hop

Hi! My name is Erin and you've made it to my stop along the Buttons Galore & More Blog Hop. Thanks for joining us! If you came here first and need to get back to the beginning, click here!

I was super excited for our Glue Dots® team to partner with Buttons Galore & More for this hop! They have the cutest buttons, and I am thrilled to work with them for my project today.

I created a gift for graduation for my project today. It feels like I always get stuck in a rut of a card and some moolah as graduation presents. It's easy, right?? Well, this project is just as easy, and it gives the student something to keep for years to come (and it still can include $$!).

I started with a simple, clear ornament. I made a graduation cap to cover the top of the hanger.

Knowing my weakness of getting anything glued onto an ornament straight, I started this time using a small rubber band. I stretched it around the ornament until it was nice and straight, and used that as a guide to put my Thickers foam numbers on. Oh, and BONUS! My empty roll of Glue Dots® is perfect to hold the ornament while I work on it!
hehehe...kind of a self portrait here, too!
 To finish this up, I added an cute little football button from Buttons Galore & More using Craft Glue Dots® (after I cut the plastic shank off the back using nail clippers). I made a tassel and added that to the top of the cap, then rolled up some money, tied it with some rick rack, and adhered that on with a Mini Glue Dot®

This is a great project because it's quick and completely customizable with different colors, buttons or even adding their name.  

Thanks for joining me along the hop today! 

Here's the complete line up:
(You are here!! --->) Erin Bullock
(Go here next!)  Joy Dickson

Materials used:
  • Clear glass ornament
  • Thickers - Sunny Glitter Foam Letters
  • Canary Rick Rack - Wrights
  • Green string
  • DCVW - The Silky Smooth Cardstock Stack
  • Football Button - Buttons Galore & More
  •  Glue Dots®: Craft and Mini

I wrote this blog post while participating on the Glue Dots design team


  1. Very cute idea for a graduation cap ornament. So clever!

  2. i think i will add this ornament to my bucket list, as i have a grad this year!!! thanks for sharing a wonderful project

  3. Oh wow! That's such a cute idea!

  4. That's really fun, and the graduate will enjoy seeing it again and again.
    It's a treat to hop with you.

    Button Bevy

  5. WOW! that is a super idea!
    Never have seen anything like it!
    Great job!

  6. Super cute, Erin! What a fabulous idea!!

  7. Brilliant Erin!! Seriously, this is going in my scrap lift idea pile. Holly :-)

  8. You are simply brillant!

  9. What a great idea! I love how it's a gift and a keepsake!

  10. I love this idea for a graduation gift!

  11. What an awesome idea! I love it!!

  12. What a clever idea! Thanks for sharing

  13. Awesome! Thanks for sharing.

  14. Cute idea. It could be left out all the time as a decoration.