Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Button Initial Wall Art

In line at Joanne's Fabrics one day, I saw this little jar of buttons (it was so cute I bought it but had no project in mind) Then, I came across an adorable idea in a Pottery Barn Kids Mag, but it was really expensive and I never pay for anything I can replicate!
I can't find the picture from Pottery Barn Kids online,
but here's my little creation below.
Ignore the mess!

I already had the frame from a really tacky framed poem at Walmart, from a long time ago, and found the frame in the attic.  (One good thing about saving junk.)  It was brown, so I used a little metallic craft paint to make
it a shabby silver tone. 

An old pic of the frame and my crazy girl!

Isn't that button jar cute??? It's like candy!
I used the back cardboard of the frame and hot glued some leftover batting to it, then covered it with some muslin fabric I had as well.

I then used a template for the letter I wanted, and
sketched it in pencil onto the fabric.  Finally, I hot glued the buttons in random colors and overlapping for interest.


After the buttons were on, I popped it back into the frame, I think it's cute for $7.00!

This would be fun to do with a burlap backing and capiz buttons using our last initial!  ...maybe a good little project for summer decor!