DIY Button Canvas Art tutorial (this is a little long, but I wanted to take you step by step). I have been having fun while working on this for the last couple of days. I have a good friend who is having a little girl this month and I wanted to make her something special for her room. Precious little K should be here in just a few weeks, and I wanted to make her something that would match her decor colors of Aqua and Pink. I originally wanted to do some bibs and burp cloths, but finally decided on playing around with this piece after perusing Pinterest in the wee hours of the morning. (I know I’m not the only one….)
Button Canvas Art Tutorial
The first thing to do on the list was to gather my supplies. You can get these at any of your local craft supply stores.
- Fabric Print (I had leftover Chevron from making blankets and bibs)
- Mod Podge and scraper
- Hot Glue Gun
- Ribbon and thread
1. Start out by putting a thin layer of Mod Podge onto your canvas. Make sure to get your entire surface before placing your fabric down.
2. Take your scraper and smooth out any bubbles you may see once you put your fabric down. Push these into the corners to get them all out of your fabric and canvas.
3. You want to cut the corners out of the fabric as shown to fit your fabric up nice and snug.
4. Use your Mod Podge on this as well.
5. Once you have glued up the back overlapping pieces, your canvas should look something like this.
6. Flip over once dry and make sure to SEAL your project by adding an additional layer of Mod Podge OVER the fabric. Then let your project dry overnight.
It is now time to start designing the letter you chose and heat up your glue gun.
7. Glue on the buttons. I did not count, but I almost completely used one bag of buttons, with about 20 left over (each bag has 120 buttons). As you can see from this picture I have overlapped a few here and there to give it a little more dimension.
8. Add the embellishments. I had a ton of ribbon from when I made my oldest daughter’s hair bows, so I grabbed a couple of ribbons that I liked the best and made a cute little bow. The plain pink ribbon is about 12 inches in length for the back.
I took my ribbon and used the hot glue gun to attach it. This wall art is actually very light, so I am not worried about this pulling apart.
Here is our final product! This was a fun project, and I can’t wait to hear what my friend says about baby K and her new Button Wall Art.
You can find all of the supplies used in this tutorial at your local craft store.
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