Button Crafts – Framed Initials Decor

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!

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Button Crafts – Framed Initials Decor

Supplies:

  • 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

Instructions:

Begin by tracing each letter onto the scrapbook paper (or fabric) with pen.

Button Crafts - Framed Initials Decor | Optimistic Mommy

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!


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Comments

  1. This looks like so much fun! If only my guys would appreciate it too 🙁 LOL

  2. This looks like so much fun! If only my guys would appreciate it too 🙁 LOL

  3. I love button crafts! My kids have glued many buttons over the years!

  4. I love button crafts! My kids have glued many buttons over the years!

  5. Amanda Smith says:

    These look absolutely adorable! Great job!

  6. Amanda Smith says:

    These look absolutely adorable! Great job!

  7. Krissy Higgins says:

    I have seen a few button crafts on Pinterest and I think these are the cutest things. I love the button framed initials, I think these would also make great gifts for teachers at the end of the year!

  8. Krissy Higgins says:

    I have seen a few button crafts on Pinterest and I think these are the cutest things. I love the button framed initials, I think these would also make great gifts for teachers at the end of the year!

  9. I am a fan of anything with a monogram and vintage buttons! Great job! These are very cute!

  10. I am a fan of anything with a monogram and vintage buttons! Great job! These are very cute!

  11. Lisa Coomer Queen says:

    This is so cute and creative! I think I will do this for my daughter dorm room. Thanks!

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