Monday, October 15, 2012

DIY Button Art

I can not believe I haven't posted anything since September 11th! We have been extremely busy over with tying up some small end projects so we can get started on the nursery :)

Today, I am going to share another Pinterest inspired project that I recently completed created in August. I know, I am way behind in posting. On August 10th, the sweetest little girl in the entire world turned two and thankfully, I am lucky enough to be her Aunt! Besides buying her a few toys and books she could actually play with, I knew I wanted to try a button art project. If you don't know what I am talking about just Google "DIY Button Art" and tons of examples will fill your computer screen.

This was one of those projects where I sat and thought, "why didn't I think of that!". It was extremely simple, wasn't the fastest project, but I completed it while watching a little TV one night so the time went by fairly easy.

Most of the supplies I already had a on hand:

(1) 5x7 white frame (mine is from target)
A scrap piece of burlap
Hot glue gun


I did have to purchase some buttons, which I found on sale at Joann Fabrics (50% off). I bought several different sizes and shades of white and pink buttons. The buttons cost me about $6.00 and I had plenty leftover.



I went through my font library and found a "C" I liked and printed it off. Once printed, I cut the "C" out and placed it in the middle of my burlap fabric. I traced the "C" with a pencil. It was a faint line but it was enough to give me a template.



Then I just randomly placed the buttons until I liked the arrangement, gluing them as I went along. I wasn't able to place the glass back in the frame due to the height of the buttons. If you wanted to add the glass  you would want to find a deeper frame setting.




My sister in law loved it! This project only cost me $6.00 since I already had most of the supplies on hand. I can't wait to make one for Baby Burgess - first we need to find out the gender, then we still need to figure out a name. I never knew picking a name would be so hard!!

Have you created any Pinterest inspired projects lately? If so, I would love to see it!!

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