Tuesday, July 30, 2013

DIY Button Art

So I was on Facebook the other and saw a post from one of my favorite blogs, Repeat Crafter Me.  Sarah is so talented with her crocheting, crafting and crockpoting.  Anywhoo, the post on FB was of an adorable owl she made out of buttons she did for her soon to be baby girls room.  While scrolling through her post, she mentions she got the idea from the Busted Button.  When I clicked to that site I saw some adorable looking elephants and knew I had to make these for my little girls room stat!! 

I went to JoAnns where buttons just happened to be 50% off, major score since you need alot.  The 8 x 8 canvas I bought was also 50% off so this project was not only easy, but it was cheap - the best combination in my opinion :)

Here's what I used:

  • Buttons  
  • 8 x 8 canvas
  • Buttons
  • Acrylic paint

I hand drew the elephant and I was really amazed that it actually resembled an elephant and not just a big lump, (I am a terrible drawer)

I knew I wanted my colors to be purple and yellow since those are the colors of baby girls room.  I used the acrylic paint to paint inside the elephants and once dried just started gluing buttons to it like crazy, I covered as much as I could with the first layer then just put buttons wherever I could still the paint.  I love the overlap look of it and I think these little guys (or gals) are just the cutest!! 

Now, I just need to hang them, which could easily take me a month to do. 

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