Thursday, February 16, 2012

Button Art



Ever since viewing this adorable nursery designed by Caitlin Creer, I have been dying to tackle button art for A's room. Being a rookie, I attempted a much smaller version and tweaked it a bit. I must admit that you need a lot of patience to try this at home. You will also find yourself visiting the craft store on multiple occasions for more buttons. Just when you think you have enough, think again! Overall, it turned out adorable and I'm sure A loves it too!


I started my printing the largest A that would fit on my card stock. I cut it out larger than the printed area and traced it on the paper. 


Then the button gluing madness begins. And yes, be prepared to burn yourself over and over again the with glue gun!


2 weeks, 2 days, and 2 hours later, voila'! 



I used buttons of all sizes and scrapbook brads to fill in the tiny gaps. The key was layering the buttons.



 The bright colors are so vibrant and fun in her room. This inexpensive project is a great addition to any kids room or playroom. 

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29 comments:

  1. That turned out great! Maybe I should get hopping on a project like that. :)

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  2. Awesome! Love the bright, spunkiness of this.

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  3. Hi there! Just found this post via Shabby Creek's linky. I love this. I'm hosting a "Cute as a Button" baby shower in March and will be making this as part of our decor! Thanks for the great idea.

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  4. I love button art and this is wonderful! Great job!

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  5. This is just gorgeous - your colors are so harmonious and fun!

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  6. How adorable! I would love to do this for my daughter's room! I am hosting my first link party and would love for you to add this along with anything else you like! http://www.mom4realky.blogspot.com/2012/02/4-real-friday-link-party-1.html

    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

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  7. This turned out great...I love it! I picked up a bag of buttons earlier this week. Can't wait to try a project like this with them. Thanks for sharing it. Saw you at Gingerbreads.

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  8. That turned out beautifully! I love it! I'd love to have you share this with our readers for our Fun Stuff Fridays link up! http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/02/fun-stuff-fridays-11.html

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  9. Oh, so nice! I want to give it a try - Maybe for my wedding! Will you, pretty please, consider sharing with my readers at http://sassafrassalvation.blogspot.com/2012/02/sasss-sunday-salvation-show-12.html ?

    Hugs,

    Kathy

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  10. I'm in love! I have so many buttons in the house, this would be a great way to feature them!

    Hope you'll link up to my new link party!

    Mauvin' Monday at Vintage Mauve

    Cheers,
    Jessica

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  11. This is such a cute idea! I would love for you to stop by and link up at my linky party via: ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

    Mrs. Delightful
    Ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  12. This is great! The colors are wonderful. I've been thinking of trying this with some ivory vintage buttons that I have. I wasn't sure about how to layer...your photos help! Thanks!

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  13. Adore this and am going to try it. A lovely blog here. Following
    Carolyn xx

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  14. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - you were featured today!
    ---Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts

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  15. What a fun and eclectic way to use old buttons. I knew there was a reason I was saving them all :)

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  16. Thank you so much for linking up to my very 1st link party! 4 Real Friday #2 is live, and I would love for you to link up something new!

    http://www.mom4realky.blogspot.com/2012/02/4-real-friday-link-party-2.html

    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

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  17. I love this project! I featured you on Fun Friday Finds. I hope you will stop by and check it out and grab a Featured button while you are there.
    www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

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  18. What a great idea. I love this project.

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  19. Awww love your version of button art, especially matted and framed like that! Adorable!

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  20. What a great idea. I love the color / size variation of the buttons. Thanks for sharing at this week's BFF Open House!

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  21. Love your button monogram! I'm your newest follower-stop by for a visit!

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  22. I absolutely love this and must make one for my cousin who is having a baby. Thanks for the idea! Pinning it right now!

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  23. What a great idea - I am going to make one for a friend in white and off white buttons. Thank you for sharing this.

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  24. That turned out so lovely! I've been wanting to make one of these, and now I'm re-inspired! I like the white mat in the white frame, it really makes the button initial pop!

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  25. this is just awesome art.i am gonna use this for my home decor.... i also prefer (http://oakvalleydecor.com/) for home and garden decoration

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