Craft

Button Art – DIY

Button art can be so pretty and I have been admiring some on-line for some time. I thought I would have a go and I loved it. It is really relaxing to do and the results are really impressive. This tutorial shows me completing a tiny canvas (7.5cm or 3″ square). It was a great way to ‘have a go’ and I recommend starting small. The result is so cute! Keep reading and you will see how I developed onto a larger canvas.

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You will need:

Canvas of whatever size you want (these from Amazon are the same as mine with easels)

Buttons in the right size and colour

A plan or design

Glue

Acrylic Paint and paintbrush (optional)

Amazon links below:

Mini Canvases AmazonButtons Amazongorilla glueAcrylic paint Amazon

Step 1:

Decide on your design. If necessary draw it on your canvas lightly using pencil. I used a ‘bubble’ C from the internet. If you like working freestyle then ignore this step.

Image Drawn on canvas

 

Step 2:

Decide whether you want your buttons to have a coloured background. I decided that I wanted all blue buttons and a blue background. I painted my ‘C’ using blue acrylic paint. This also covered my pencil lines.

Painted C on canvas

 

Step 3:

Place the buttons on your canvas and design what you want. Take your time to move them around and try different buttons until you are happy with the layout.

Button art buttons placed

 

Step 4:

Glue your buttons down one at a time using a small amount of glue on the back of each button. Make sure that the glue you use dries clear so that it will not show. Leave it to dry and then you are finished.

Button Art Completed

 

So there you go – all finished. The options for what you could create are endless You are only limited by your imagination. If you are artistic produce your own design button art pictures but if not there are lots of outlines and ideas on the internet.

This is the next picture I made and I love it. It is 20cm x 30cm (8″ x 12″). I also filled some of the gaps with small beads, personal preference. So have a go and see what you can create.

Cat button picture

If you want to keep creating then take a look at these other great tutorials on this blog:

Make a quick inspirational piece of art

Make your own Teabag Wallet

Gorgeous Flowers from old magazines

Fabric Corner Bookmarks in 15 minutes

Take a look around on the Internet and you will find lots of great project ideas for your button art. Pinterest is a great source of inspiration and you can follow me on there as Christine’s Crafts. Remember to pin this tutorial for later too!

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