I feel like it's been forever since I shared a crafty-fun project with you all! So today we're going to talk about creating art out of vintage buttons.
Last summer Chris and I picked up some buttons from a vintage shop. See, Chris' best friend is a dentist. So these buttons are kinda perfect. Then his bf went and bought a gorgeous new house equipped with a gorgeous new home office. So Chris asked me to frame these as a house warming gift, with the home office in mind. As you all know, I do have 45 empty frames waiting to be filled. So this project was not only amazingly inexpensive, but a really easy, big impact project. I like those.
Top left: Grab a frame.What, you don't hoard frames like we do? That's okay. Frames abound at second hand stores. With a little paint they look amazing. Top right: Cut a piece of batting the same size as the frame in the cardboard. You want a little extra padding for the buttons. Next, choose a fabric. For this frame, a neutral muslin looked the best. Cut large enough to wrap around the batting and cardboard. Bottom left: I found the easiest way to secure the fabric was with tape. Bottom right: Wrap the fabric like it's a gift. See above.
Last, put your fabric covered cardboard back in the frame and attach the buttons. Attaching the buttons was actually the hardest part. I wanted them to not only be centered, but also line up. It took a few tries :).
Once you've conquered the buttons, you have a great piece of custom art.
Next up is framing the vintage button I picked out for us. How CUTE is this!?
I hope you're all doing well! Thanks so much for stopping by today. And tell me, what kinds of crafty goodness have you guys been up to this week?