Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Create your very own Button Art ~ Cross

Pin It I’ve been eyeing all of the pretties on Pinterest lately and have come across some awesome button art! I’ve also wanted to make something with burlap! It’s so rustic and shabby chic at the same time. So I figured why not combine all of these lovelies?

I found this awesome frame at a thrift store for $1.00! I love the “art” that was inside of it. So sweet.....I can just imagine my grandmother loving a picture like this and wanting it framed as well.
As you can see, it was from a calendar……I’d love to know what year it’s from!
I love painted frames, so decided to do a faux-finish on this one.
I added some burnt ochre paint to the white, then stippled it on lightly. I think the white paint would have been fine, and would look great with some strategic sandpaper scrapings, but decided to go with this look instead :)

I decided I really wanted a cross, so I hand-drew the outline to the shape of one I wanted. (Just think of the possibilities, if you can outline it, you can create button art! LOL!)
Trace it on your fabric or paper that you want, like I did on the burlap. (This would be pretty done on scrapbooking paper too!)
I have my jar of buttons ready to go!
First, I placed all of the buttons around the outline, that way I knew if everything would turn out ok……
Then I hot-glued all of the buttons in place.
I thought about making the whole cross with buttons, but actually liked the look of just the outline!
Y’all have fun and let me know if you decide to make your very own button art!!!! If you can find a frame at a yard sale or thrift store, you can do this project for under $5.00. It only cost me around $2.00, but I do have a stash of buttons that I've kept throughout the years ( you can also get great buttons for free or close to free when thrift stores have their "free" bin, or fill a bag for $x.xx ). You won't need much of the burlap either, and it's pretty cheap for the piece that I bought at Hobby Lobby, and I have plenty left for more craft projects!

I'm sharing this decorating idea with the following link-up parties:

Design Dazzle
The 36th AVENUE Be sure to go by and see all of the other great ideas for DIY crafting!

Those of you coming over here from the other Links, be sure to enter my giveaway HERE for a monogrammed set of kitchen towels! Ends 2/26/2012.


  1. This is so super cute...what a great upcycle for that frame! Thanks bunches for stopping by! Adorable blog you have!

  2. I love this! I am going to make one of these for a birthday gift for a friend. She'll love it!

  3. Hey Laura!

    So glad you stopped on by and left a comment! I'd love to see what you make ;)


  4. So pretty! love the combo of burlap and buttons! Would love for you to link up to our "Uncommonly Yours" link party! ;)


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