Mismatched Button Acorn Sweater Pillow

Everyone has a bowl, box or drawer full of unused mismatched buttons. I put mine to work to make a nature inspired project for a Junk Revision Challenge I took part in this month!
I actually found this Giant Tub of buttons on my recent visit to Round Top Antiques Week! Isn't it amazing?
For my project I started by selecting all the brass and wood buttons I could find. Then I sketched a large acorn on some Heat N Bond, being careful to not sketch an area larger than I had enough buttons to cover!
Next, I cut the two acorn shapes out, cutting slightly larger than my drawing. Then I ironed them to the wrong side of brown felt and a houndstooth piece of fabric. Once ironed on I cut them out exactly.
After centering the acorn pieces on the pillow I ironed it in place, then I lightly stitched the edge of the acorn for a finished look. Be sure to insert a piece of cardboard into your pillow for the next step! It is the fun part!
Spend a minute laying out all your buttons where you want them to go. Using a hot glue gun secure each button into place. You could sew them on individually, but I don't have the patience!!
Now stand back and look at your masterpiece! You could use this idea to spell words or make other fun shapes.

I hope you like this little inspired touch of fall!
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  • Lynn Michalski Christen Lynn Michalski Christen on Mar 13, 2017
    Where is this place that you got the buttons?

  • M M on May 02, 2017
    where did you get the bed? i used to have one about like that one but the top of the posts had pineapples on them. did this one have a pineaple carved on the top of each posts that you know of? thank you

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  • Pebblesnmaxie Pebblesnmaxie on May 02, 2017
    I have a button fetish and when I saw that bathtub full of buttons.........

    • M. M.. M. M.. on May 26, 2017
      Yah, sigh, me too.. kinda wondered for a sec how it would feel to dig myself in there... like sand at the beach but better!

  • Kelli norris Kelli norris on Dec 09, 2017
    my daughter has a fascination with squirrels. I’ll have to make this for her