Friday, March 9, 2012

Button Name Art

Recently, I needed a break from fabric, quilts, and what not.  I needed a good old craft project!

 I, actually, HIGHLY recommend taking breaks if you become stuck, trapped, and uninspired.  

Switch crafts!

I have been wanting to finish up a few projects in Button's Nursery.  There is an empty wall above his crib wanting attention. (to the left)

Or maybe not?  I will have to see when I get a chance, but right now, Button is napping.

Either way, this project was FUN!  I love Buttons.  I even nicknamed the baby Button, so maybe it is really obvious!

 Easy, easy, easy. 

Button Name Art Tutorial

Wood plaque letters (Hobby Lobby $1.99)
Acrylic paint
E6000 glue

I gathered all my buttons that I have stashed.  I have a lot of buttons, but my favorite for projects like these are buttons from the scrap-booking section.  They don't necessarily have to be sewn on and can come in some really cool shapes. 

 Most of them come in colorways, so I did have to sort, but I don't mind, because I like buttons!  I added other buttons from my collected stash too!
I made sure I had enough to cover each letter.  Making sure the larger letters like the letter "M" was a the color I had the most quantity of.

I painted each letter with the chosen acrylic paint color.  I also made sure I painted the sides of the letters.

 I set aside the larger buttons and the buttons I specifically wanted on the most top layer. 

 Then glued the small and medium and not so pretty buttons on the bottom layer.  Covering the entire letter.

 I used E6000 (industrial strength adhesive) to ensure that there wouldn't be any buttons that fell off and became choking hazards.

 I also HIGHLY recommend that you allow 24 hours for it to dry.  I find that it hardens with time!  I am a pretty impatient crafter and like to hang things right away, but I am getting better!

I love the layering of the different shades of each color.

And each letter took me approximately 20 minutes from start to finish.

And I just can't get enough of them that I promise that this is the LAST photo of them, okay?

Am I the only one that squeezes the death out of tube, even if it means I am cutting up my hand from ripped holes in the thick tube?  Not to mention all of the glue stuck to my fingers from said holes!

It sure has made me want to go back to my sewing machines for a while!

I just hope it finds a good home in his nursery...I am even contemplating hanging it above his dresser and moving his portrait.

Good idea?  Bad idea?

Update:  It found a home 

 Quick instructions on how I hung it up in his room HERE!


  1. oh my gosh... this is SO cute! Scarlet might need one, don't you think?

  2. Beautiful work!!!!! I love the way those buttons look on the letters!!! Congratulations!

  3. These are beautiful! I love it!

  4. Ah! I Love It! So Cute! What a talented artist you are.

    1. Thank you!! I don't feel like an artist, but I will keep pretending to be one!

  5. Love it! What a great job!! I loved the look of the layering! Can't wait to do a project like this!!

  6. Oh my God it is looking so beautiful. Button name art is one of a great kind of art. The color of "J" and "A" is awesome.

  7. You are an awesome spirit. Thank you.


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