This originally started out as an idea to do our monogram...on a pillow. As you can see, that didn't happen...but it will. :) I just didn't have the time to hand sew on this many buttons nor did I have this many of the right color buttons
Spray paint (not pictured)
This project was kinda free (can't beat that!) as I had all this stuff around the house. The frame was a castoff my hubby tied to donate. I, of course, snagged it out of the box....with his objections. (No vision!!! :) The canvas I picked up at a yard sale this summer, buttons I have a ton of (see next pic of my unfinished embellishment center), spray paint left over from this project, and my trusty glue gun.
(I do need to paint and edge the shelves. Its on my list.)
See ugly frame? This is why the hubs tried to get rid of it. I saw the potential. After 4 coats of spray paint (ugly spotted gold is hard to get rid of!) it became red.
Dump buttons out. Form into shape. Decide on a cute heart!
Find, enlarge, and print out a heart (or you could actually just draw one!) Fold in half, cut out, open it up and tape it down to the canvas.
Dump out the pile of buttons, and start gluing down the outside line. When that's done, you can pull off your template.
Enjoy putting your puzzle together and start filling in the shape with buttons.
When its done, you'll have lots of little glue hairs to pull off. They scrape off pretty easy from the buttons, just use your nails....before your manicure of course.
Pop it in the frame! Enjoy!
Go show your hubby. Explain to him that this was all done using supplies you already have. Shake your head when all he can say is "and why do we have so many red buttons?"
Happy Heart Day!