Dress Up A Pillow With Buttons

3 Materials
15 Minutes

An easy way to dress up any plain pillow is to add some buttons in a fun pattern.
I found this sweet pink pillow a few years ago for $1, and even though I love it I've always thought it was a little boring.
For my pillow makeover all I needed was some buttons from my stash and my hot glue gun.
All I did was add a dab of hot glue to the back of each button.
I glued the buttons on the pillow to make my center burgundy button flower.
TIP: Put your button flowers together on your craft desk/table first, and when you're ready do a dry fit on the pillow before you start gluing.
This way you make sure to get the spacing just the way you like it.

Then I added some green buttons as the stem and leaves.
The second flower has purply-blue buttons with a pink round button center.
And more fabric covered green buttons for its stem, and some little buttons for leaves.

Here's the third button flower with blues and a pink button center.
I used the same fabric covered buttons as with the purply flower for its stem and some odds and sods for the leaves.
And here are the three finished button flowers dressing up the front of the pillow.
Easy peasy! This button flowers pillow makeover was done in about 15 minutes.
What did take some time was going through all my buttons and picking out which ones to use.
It took me about an hour, but I could have sat there putting different flower button combos together for days. lol. So much fun!

This was such an easy project, and the possibilities are pretty endless depending on the pillow and the buttons you use.
And if you want to display the plain side of the pillow sometimes you still can by just turning it over.
If you enjoyed this button project you might also love this DIY Button Wreath.
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1 question
  • Melody
    on Dec 30, 2019

    Will the glue hold up to washing?

    cute idea!

    • Color Me Thrifty
      on Dec 31, 2019

      Thanks Melody! I doubt if hot glue would hold up to washing. You could try a fabric glue and that might work.

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