I finally did it! After months of planning and hoarding, I finally sat down and finished my button heart. I have seen this at a few places before. I like it a lot because I pretend to like to sew (buttons) and I love hearts, so it’s a win win. This is a great home decor that I customize to be able to stay up on my gallery wall, not just around Valentine’s day, but year round.
Lets get to making shall we!
- A frame (I used and re-painted a cork board I bought for $.50 at a garage sale)
- a foam board or a sturdy cardboard box cut to fit in your frame (if not using cork board)
- Glue gun and glue sticks
- Felt piece in the color you don’t mind seeing through (this was from my fabric stash)
- Background material (got mine from the remnant pile $0.75)
- Decorative ribbon for the edges
- Buttons (various sizes)
Hot glue the trim to cover the raw edges of the fabric.
Cut your felt to the desired size and shape of your heart. Hot glue the felt to the board.
- Feel free to place the heart off centered, high or low. There isn’t a rule here. This is for your space, only you know how you want it to look.
- You can also skip this part and just draw the outline of the heart with a pencil if you would rather not use felt. Again, this is yours to do however you want to.
Using your bigger buttons lay out the outline of the heart, hot glue them in place. Fill in the remaining empty space with the remaining buttons. Once the layer is done, fill in any big gaps with your smaller buttons. Do this until you are satisfied with how it looks.
TIP: You can use a cupcake liner under the tip of your glue gun to catch any hot glue drip!Ta-dah! There you have it, your very own framed button heart. You can make this as simple (single layer) or as full as you want (multiple layers, more fill ins with smaller buttons). This project is also a great way to use old buttons, maybe ones you’ve saved from your kiddos or loved ones clothing. I personally couldn’t be happier with how mine turned out. It is just the right size for the space. The background color I chose is not Valentine decor specific (which means I can keep it up year round) and I made it for a 10th of the price of store bought. Yippee!!! 🙂
I hope you make it a great day and I wish you a wonderful rest of the week.
“…and now these three remain: faith, hope, and love but the greatest of these is LOVE!”
(1st corinthians 13:13)