Tuesday, June 7, 2011

71 Uses for Eyelets and Brads

I think that eyelets and brads will never go out of style on scrapbook pages and cards. They are inexpensive and can be fun to use as well as adding a little color to a page. =)

71 Uses for Eyelets and Brads

1. Connectors on paper piecing for moveable parts
2. Attaching vellum
3. Accents on journal blocks
4. To "hang" things from
5. Center of flowers
6. Center of letters
7. Spell out words
8. Corners of picture mat
9. Eyes of paper dolls
10. Nails in a fence
11. Earrings for a paper doll
12. Belly button jewel for a paper doll
13. "Stone" in a ring
14. Buttons on a snowman
15. Decoration on a child's ball
16. Stepping stones on a garden layout
17. Attach a fiber to a brad to make a yo-yo
18. Attach elements on a page by wrapping wire or fiber
19. To form "bullets" for a list of things
20. As an accent on the tail of a letter
21. In the hole of a tag
22. White - as stars on a black or navy blue sky
23. White - as dropping snowflakes
24. Light blue - as falling raindrops
25. Orange - as pumpkins
26. White - as moonbeams
27. Jeweled belt on a paper doll
28. Brown - as chocolate chips on a cookie
29. Toppings on a pizza
30. M & Ms
31. Buttons on a shirt
32. Decorations on an Easter egg
33. Decorations on a Christmas tree
34. Purple - grapes in a cornucopia
35. Lights on top of a police car or fire truck
36. Center of a pinwheel
37. Center of tires
38. Tires on a toy car
39. End of antenna on a bug
40. Center of fiber spider web
41. Hair ornament on a girl paper doll
42. The "dot" on an i or j
43. Attach handle to a basket
44. To attach fibers or lacing something together
45. Attach a sign to a post
46. Rocks
47. Center of propeller on an airplane
48. On serendipity squares
49. Sesame seeds on a bun
50. Jeweled skirt on a paper doll.
51. Use as a spider and paint a face on it with the legs behind it
or use wire for it's legs
52. Dots on a ladybug
53. As fillers
54. Use as nails on wood (like haunted house windows)
55. Christmas Bulbs on a tree paper piecing
56. Eye on a frog
57. Use to embellish the corner of tags or
58. Borders
59. Titles
60. Attach fabric, twistel or lace to paper
61. Use star brads to replicate a night sky
62. Ends of a hammock
63. Use on butterfly wings
64. Oval nail heads as Easter Eggs
65. Buttons on a dress
66. Shoe buckle
67. Dots on a clown suit doll or paper piecing
68. Sprinkles on an ice cream cone
69. Sprinkles on a cupcake
70. Make a rotating circle. Make a window and attach the underneath circle with an eyelet. Don't set the eyelet as tight as normal so the will pivot
71. Use 2 different sizes together. Glue the smaller one in the larger.

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