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Personalized Ornaments from ABM

Personalized Ornaments from ABM

Decorating the Christmas tree is a time-honored and much-beloved tradition observed by countless families across America and throughout the world. It is a wonderful experience to share with the entire family and brightens up houses for the entire month of December. And guess what?  We've got a way to make an already wonderful experience even better!  It's true. We suggest a new tradition to be added to your holiday festivities this year, but it's not something that you can just run out to the store and buy - what would be the fun in that? Nope, we suggest making at least...

Aldrich Public Library - Buttons for Change Recipient

Aldrich Public Library - Buttons for Change Recipient

Congratulations Aldrich Public Library on your status as the newest ABM Buttons for Change Partner!   The Aldrich Public Library is located in the heart of central Vermont. It serves Barre and the surrounding area by inspiring the joy of reading, promoting lifelong learning, and strengthening community through both traditional library services and innovative new programs. If you missed our recent FaceBook and Twitter posts about their ingenious use of buttons, you’re in for a treat. The very creative staff at Aldrich Public Library paired the latest Pokemon Go craze with buttons! Participants were given a series of tasks to...

Memorial Day Buttons

Patriotic Memorial Day Buttons Memorial Day is fast approaching. I don’t know about you, but for me, Memorial Day signifies that summer has begun. Yes, I know technically speaking summer officially begins in June. But with Memorial Day come parades, festivals, cookouts and family reunions. And don’t those events practically shout “SUMMER IS HERE!!”? And don't those events beg for Memorial Day Buttons? [caption id="attachment_340957" align="alignright" width="300"] Busy Beaver Buttons Photo Bottle Opener[/caption] [caption id="attachment_340961" align="alignleft" width="300"] Patriotic Nametags from Oriental Trading[/caption] Who doesn’t love a cookout? And what does every cookout need? Bottle openers and coasters, of course. There...

What can I make with a 1” Button Maker?

ABM’s A to Z guide for using our 1” Button Maker Continuing on a recent theme - What can I make with a button maker? - Today I share with you some of the many possible uses for a 1” button maker. Here is our A to Z guide of 1" mini buttons: • A Magnetic Pendant – or several Magneta Snap Interchangeable Pendant  • Badge Reels • Board Game Tokens • Bobby Pins • Bracelets   Button Bracelets             • Earrings • Fabric Buttons • Key Chains Snap Hook Key Ring      ...

Should I Make Buttons Today?

THE JOYS OF BUTTON MAKING If you’re asking yourself, “Should I make buttons today?”, the answer is, YES! (Hint – the answer will always be YES! You should make buttons today!)   Button making is a great rainy day activity to share with the kids. Or, as we’ve had here recently – snow and ice days. Bad weather days can be a downer – dreary skies, cabin fever. We could all use a pick me up on those days. So, why not pull out the button maker and have some fun whiling away the gloomy hours? If you need design...

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