I just LOVE button crafts and finding fun ways to give new life to old buttons! I’ve seen really beautiful and unique vintage buttons but old shirt buttons can make really great button crafts too. These framed initials are a cute way to add decor to your home. These are an addition to my daughter’s room and I made them from her favorite colors!
Button Crafts – Framed Initials Decor
- Buttons In Various Sizes (60-80 Per Initial)
- Inexpensive Picture Frames (I picked these up for $1 each at the local dollar store. You can paint them, if you wish!)
- Scrabpook Paper or Fabric, Cut To Fit Behind Glass
- Hot Glue and Glue Gun
- Letter Stencils and Pencil
Begin by tracing each letter onto the scrapbook paper (or fabric) with pen.
Place the paper with the initial drawn on it into the frame behind the glass.
Select several buttons and begin to lay them out over the traced letter to determine how they should be glued into place. I did a full first layer of buttons to cover the letter and then added another layer to give it a more dimensional look and for better coverage!
Once you’ve determined how the buttons will be placed, begin to hot glue them onto the glass. You’ll only want to glue 1-2 buttons to a time so that the hot glue doesn’t harden before the buttons are in place.
Continue gluing buttons onto glass until all the letters have been completed.
After the glue has dried and all letters are complete, hang on the wall or place on a mantel or dresser!
I chose to glue the buttons to the front of the glass so that I could easily swap the paper or fabric at any time to coordinate with different bedding or bedroom themes!
If you’re a button lover, like I am, make sure to check out my Button Pinterest board! You’ll find lots of button crafts, as well as other cool button things!
Follow Courtney @ Optimistic Mommy’s board Buttons: An Addiction on Pinterest.