How can I fix my framed craft?

These buttons are not going in the trash. I need to pull them off somehow. The frame is garbage after that I am sure. Thank you.
q how can i fix my framed craft
There are gaps between the buttons on the left.
  5 answers
  • Landsharkinnc Landsharkinnc on Apr 22, 2018
    depends on how they are attached to the frame -- if 'hot glue' - you may be able to 'pop' them off with a little pressure, if a 'white glue' -- like Elmers .... and the buttons are not water sensitive - if they're plastic, etc., you can try warm water soaks; if it's an acrylic type adhesive, Acetone ( fingernail polish remover ) will soften it. Apply with a cotton swab to the back of the button / edges of the glue dot.

  • Inetia Inetia on Apr 22, 2018
    Check with your utilit company and ask what they recommend and if they offer rebates.

  • Caroline Forwood Caroline Forwood on Apr 22, 2018
    Are they glued on? If so, try inserting dull knife blade to separate from frame. Maybe water would desolve glue?

  • Shirley Hearn Shirley Hearn on Apr 22, 2018
    Hot glue can be tough. I used it to glue a clay pot figure and it was off center. I just popped it in the oven to heat it enough that I could pry them apart. I have also used a razor blade. With a razor you need to be super careful so you don't cut yourself in the process. Good luck those are really cute buttons.

  • Landsharkinnc Landsharkinnc on Apr 23, 2018
    I got to thinking some more -- you could try a coping saw -- like a tiny hack saw blade -- with an adjustable angle -- there are also 'wire saws' -- a very VERY coarse wire with rings on either end to 'saw' back and forth -- I used one to remove mirrors stuck to a ceiling! with the sticky pads that came with the mirrors ... very labor intensive -working over my head - but worked like a charm --

    • Shay Johnson Shay Johnson on May 02, 2018
      Thank you for that and I would agree it's labor intensive. Not a good plan for painful fingers. I have it all apart now. Waiting on more buttons. Thanks