Thursday, June 14, 2012

. . . Patriotic Button Art . . .

Every single time I see a really fun art project using buttons I think "I am going to make that" but guess what?  I almost never do even though I have a million buttons and love buying them.  

When I placed my order with Wendy Cranford of Stampin' Up I had to get some of their great buttons and I'm so glad I did because I was able to make this really fun Patriotic Button Art with some of the cute ones that came in my Stampin' Up package.

I found the frame a long time ago at a thrift store for $1.00 and then painted it red and didn't really use it for much so it was just meant to be for this project.  I added some washi tape around the edges and then attached the buttons to a piece of card stock.  I added a little pop of color by cutting out a couple circles with a 1 3/4 inch circle punch from Stampin' Up and then attached the card stock to the back of the frame.  Super Simple!  It looks kind of boring by itself but I have other Red, White and Blue projects planned that will compliment it when everything is all done.

• Gather up your items for the project--Frame, card stock, buttons, adhesive, circle punch, washi tape
• Choose the buttons of your choice.  I used red, white, turquoise and navy blue.  The Stampin' Up buttons have a really nice shine to them which helps the colors pop.
• I placed the buttons on the stock where I wanted them and then used glue dots on the back of each button to attach them to the stock

• I used the circle punch in 1 3/4 inch to cut out a few circles of printed card stock to put behind a few buttons.  Just another fun element.
• I then too the finished button art and attached it to a piece of cardboard
• I attached the art to the back of the frame using washi tape to hold it in place.  This frame was only $1.00 so I guess that didn't buy the glass or the back which was fine for me but it meant being a little creative when it came to attaching the art to the back side
• Add some washi tape to the border of the frame and you are done!

Love it!



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  1. Adorable, Lindy! Love the idea! Your stationary & printables are to die for! Great job & so creative! Love it! <3 Heidi Rew from Parties for Pennies

  2. This is super cute!
    Would love you to check out my latest outfit post :)
    Have a fab weekend Hun xoxo

  3. This is so cute!! All the fun buttons in patriotic colors!! Love your frame too! We appreciate you linking up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". Hope you'll come back soon! -The Sisters

  4. Lindy, This is VERY cute! Great for kids to help with you if you don't care that it looks as beautiful as yours! haha :) Thanks for sharing this great post on Saturday Show & Tell @ Cheerios and Lattes last week! :) Hope to see you again this weekend! :)


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