Button Letter Art

I hope everyone had a wonderful, Christ-filled Easter!

I LOVE LOVE LOVED the time I had with family..but it’s never enough. :/
Now I’m counting down the days till I get to see them in June.

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Two weeks in a row! We’re on a roll!

Before I show you today’s project I wanna show you where it’s going to fit into.
Way before we got even got pregnant I fell in love with the idea of a letter wall.

Ya know? Like this?

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Well, I have been collecting letters for a while and was only about 4 short..before THIS project.

Here are the letters I have collected so far…
Can you spy the missing letters?

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Yup, we need H, L, V, and N.
And obviously there are several that need paint, fabric, etc. to make them pretty.

So..I went to pinterest to find some inspiration.
When I followed the link for the original pin it brought me to a random, unconnected etsy site, SO, I found this one instead.

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Plus, I found her tutorial helpful in where to get started in making a button letter..I even made an H too!

First things first, I got out a handy dandy frame from IKEA, and cut out a piece of white cardstock the size of the frame (just like the paper that comes with the frame, but cardstock is sturdier).

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Then, I traced my letter H.
I wanted it to be a little funkier than the standard H, because hey, I had lots of creative freedom here. 🙂

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Next, I got out my buttons. I used blue since I have A LOT of them leftover from our wedding decorations and I knew blue would match.
In retrospect, it took fewer buttons than I thought it would and I could have used a different color if I wanted without using up my supply.

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Then, I just started hotgluing buttons on!
It helps to start out with the bigger buttons first and go around the outline of your letter.
I wish that I had covered up all the pencil marks because there was no way to fit an eraser in there after the buttons were glued down.

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After your first layer of buttons are done, you can fill in some of the holes by layering smaller buttons on top over the empty spaces.
I had to really fill up the crevices with hot glue before the button would stay on.

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Then, I got out my littlest blue buttons and started using them to fill it in even more.

It was really hard to not get everything covered in hot glue strings, but I did use a hair dryer to melt a few of them away.

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Pop it in the frame and ta da!!
This took me less than an hour to do and I had all the supplies on hand so it was free! 🙂

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I love how it will fit in with the letter wall!

I don’t recommend doing any more than two button layers, because it was hard to squeeze in the frame as it was! 😉

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4 thoughts on “Button Letter Art

  1. Shanna says:

    LOVE this!!! You share so many fabulous ideas and I immediately want to use(steal?) them, but feel bad about doing so. 🙂 Some I love for a nursery (when the time comes) and some for a fun & funky guest room or other. . . sigh. . . If only one could make a living out of staying at home and having creative fun. Well, I guess some people do, huh? So many crafts, so little time. . . xo

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