Make Your Own ‘I Heart Buttons’ Wall Art…

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Happy Monday Blog Buddies…

It’s been a ridiculous length of time since I’ve tackled some crafty DIY projects, so this weekend I thought it was high time I put right to abandoning my craft drawers and got a little creative with a truck load of buttons I’ve had gathering dust in some containers. I must say I ADORE button craft and find them incredibly cute in almost any project, but seeing as I had a spare frame from Ikea and a rather bare looking bedroom wall I thought I could combine the two and tackle this cute heart shaped button collage to brighten up my boudoir decor. Fancy giving it a go yourself? Here’s how to do it…

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The must-have ingredients:

One rather fabulous looking photo-frame – Ikea are great for a whole range of shapes & sizes to suit any budget

A small truck-load of buttons (well, maybe just a container full)

Glue Dots or Clear Drying Craft Glue

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1) The Frame

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Firstly you’ll need to get hold of a decent size frame, however if your buttons are small enough I’m sure it could work equally as well in something a little more dainty. Steve bought me this frame from Ikea quite some time ago, it’s a very chic looking ‘Norrlida’ frame which is perfect for displaying a pop of colourful buttons! Measuring in at 50x50cm’s it’s quite a biggie, but seeing as it’s for a rather expansive wall it’s the perfect size for maximum impact.

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2) The Buttons

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For this project you’ll need quite a few handfuls of them, of course all that depends on the size of frame and shape that you’re creating. I easily used 200-300 and kept it to a mixture of different colours so it would pull in accents of any room colour should I wish to hang it somewhere else. Both E-bay & Amazon have a great range of buttons for sale in packs of colours to suit whatever shade your heart desires. I personally think the blush tones are incredibly chic!

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3) The Heart

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Now it’s time to roll up the sleeves and get on with the fun part… if you’re using the Norrlida frame remove the backing, take the strong cardboard insert & choose which colour you’d prefer the background for your buttons to be – black or white. I went for white as it will tie in a little better with the rest of the decor.

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Next draw a large heart on the middle of the blank board. This doesn’t have to be too perfect as your buttons will take on a shape of their own… just try and keep the line as feint as possible.

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4) Filling In

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Carefully place a mound of buttons onto the canvas and begin to spread them out into the positioning & shape you want. After you’ve got the buttons placed where you want them to be it’s handy to take a quick snap of your picture, just in case any of them get misplaced or moved.

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Keeping the buttons on the background, take your pack of sticky dots and begin to stick each button individually onto the canvas – this is by far the most time consuming of the whole project, mine took at least 40 minutes to place so I’d suggest you keep your laptop close by and stock up on your favourite YouTubers to keep you company. Ooooh, talking of which… you can check out my channel by *clicking here* 😉 hehe

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As an alternative to sticky dots you can use clear-drying craft glue to affix your buttons with, however it is a little bit messier and will need a considerable amount of drying time before you can place your work of art into it’s frame – hence why I love glue dots. There’s no mess, just instant adhesive without the drying time!

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5) You’re Done

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Voila! Once they’re all stuck (and dried if using glue) then it’s time to house your button art back in the frame – this will test if you’ve missed any or not, which is why your picture earlier may come in handy.

Once the art piece is securely in its frame give the glass a little wipe with window cleaner to remove any smudge marks & get ready to hang your work of art for all to admire! I’m putting mine above my dressing table as it will work perfectly with all the coloured lotions and potions!

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There you have it beauty buddies, my little weekend craft project. What do you think? Is this something you’d try? What colour would YOUR buttons be?

As always thanks so much for stopping by and don’t forget to say a quick hello in the comments below!

Cheerio Chums…

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115 thoughts on “Make Your Own ‘I Heart Buttons’ Wall Art…

    • Honestly Anne it was so nice doing something so easy peasy… anything that involves mess and mayhem I get a tad flustered with lol And yes even the clumsiest of crafter can get this right – I’m living proof of that haha Hope you have a lovely week chum XXXXX

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      • Hihi, I know. Fool proof makes you really relaxed. When it all gets complicated I panic a little and that’s where it usually goes totally wrong.
        Week going great so far, hope you are having a great one as well.
        xxx Anne

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      • I swear it’s like I’m replying to myself here Anne, we really are too alike lol lol Complications = panic = project abandoned!! haha
        Glad your week is going well lovely lady – all well here too *hugs* XXXXX

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      • lol lol I read a story last week in one of those weekly magazines about two girls who started chatting on Twitter (or some social media thing) and eventually found out they were secretly related… I’ve just noticed that even our little Gravatar pics are virtually the same angle. Could it be Anne?!?!? 😀 hahaha XX

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      • Oh that would be perfect! I could move to Ireland 😀 My mother and I always joke that we must have been English or Scottish in a former life because we feel so at home there, so Irish isn’t much of a stretch 😀 xx

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    • lol lol Thank you Nanna – yes, I’ve had an eyebrow raised from Steve but being married for a few years now he’s accustomed that his protests won’t get him anywhere!! It’s on the wall now!!!! lol XXXXX

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  1. I loveeee it! I made one before out of pink buttons when I was bored one day but it got moved before I could stick them down!
    Much prefer your one though – it looks lovely with all the different buttons xxx

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    • lol Natalie 😀 Thank you sooo much huni, I’m glad you like it!! Ooooh pink buttons together sound lovely, I didn’t have enough of one colour or I might have done that too!! Awwh thank you again for the lovely compliment – you’re such a gem *hugs* XXX

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  2. I just love that little DIY! And we all know IKEA has the best supplies aka the frame you showed. Those colorful buttons are so cool with all the different colors and the shapes. Such a crafty idea. No surprise you came up with this 😀 it can make a drab room turn fab instantly! Brava, brava 🙂 xoxo

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  3. This is such a cute and easy DIY! Instead of buttons, I’m envisioning using photos of my friends and family, but doing a sort of collage in the shape of a heart…but I should probably restrain myself as I don’t really have any wall space left 😉 Great post, Karen!

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    • Oooh that would be gorgeous Mil, I would love to see how that would turn out – you’ll have to give it a go sometime 😉 Awwh thanks so much for the kind comment huni – wishing you and Jules a great week ahead XXXX

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    • I’m telling you huni, you could do it with your eyes shut… not that you’d want to of course… slightly pointless when you can have them open *raaaaaamble alert*
      Anyhoo my point actually being is that it’s so darn easy lol Thank you though for – once again – feeding my ego with your general loveliness… I’m rather chuffed you like it huni!! Have a great weekend *hugs* 😀 Xo

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    • Thank you so much Asa – I’m really chuffed you like it lovely 🙂 Glue Dots are amazing, and they are incredibly sticky so you’re guaranteed nothing will move – very strong indeed! Ooooh the jewellery idea would be fantastic – I would LOVE to see it if you ever give it a go 🙂 XXX

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  5. omg,this is so pretty and colourful 😍 Thank you for sharing this amazing DIY idea,i just got my Makeup room and i will definitely make this for decoration!❤️

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