Make a Thoughtful Gift Out of Vintage Buttons

4 Materials
1 Hour

Making a gift for someone is a wonderful way to show how much your care. Whether you use your vintage button collection or a handful of buttons from the dollar store, this beautiful gift of "love" is sure to mean the world to someone special.

This special piece of art can be made in an afternoon and uses things you probably already have on hand. You will just need a stash of buttons, an old frame, and some burlap.

Start your gift by removing the glass and backing from an old frame. Cut a piece of cardboard the size of the frame and wrap it in burlap.

Give the frame a coat of white paint and then place the burlap-covered cardboard into it. Secure any loose burlap ends with hot glue.

Using small white, clear, and/or ivory buttons, begin spelling out the word "Love" leaving a blank spot where the letter "o" will go. Try and use only flat buttons as they will lay much better on the burlap.

Once you have laid the letters out in a way you like, add a dab of hot glue to the back of each one to secure them in place.

Finish the piece off by making it extra special with a meaningful piece of faux jewelry. Attach the treasured piece in place of the letter "o" with or without a button behind it.

I hope this gives you a fun idea for something special you can make for that special person in your life!

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Suggested materials:

  • White, cream, ivory buttons   (Dollar store/thrift store)
  • Frame   (Thrift store)
  • Burlap   (Craft Store)
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Recreated Designs
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  • Fid15618509 Fid15618509 3 days ago

    How did you anchor the project in the frame? How did you cover the back of the finished project?


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