I’ve seen pictures of button hearts on Pinterest and since I have a bunch of buttons I decided to make this project for Valentine’s Day. I had a red frame that I repurposed from a Christmas project I had done last year. I used a piece of some Osnaberg scrap that I had and cut it to fit the frame, along with a piece of cardboard to attach it to. I just stapled it along the edges. The staples will be hidden by the lip of the frame.
I printed out a heart template and penciled it in so that I could just follow the lines. You can see that here and I’ve also started laying out the buttons.
Here is the outline with the buttons glued on. I used small drops of hot glue to glue each button down. You could leave this as it is with just the outline, but I decided to fill mine in.
All framed up! I had to glue another button to the top of the frame itself because the thing I had glued there originally left a bit of a mess. Otherwise I would have just left the frame alone.
Here are some of the other button hearts I have seen on Pinterest. Love the frame on this one!
Source: Cloth and Patina Etsy
Beautiful vintage buttons in varying shades of pink.
Source: Pamela Jane’s Studio
Here is one just doing the outline of the heart, on burlap, using red buttons.
Source: A Night Owl blog
Love this one!
Source: Ouch Flower blog
Red buttons and red frame really stands out on this one.
Source: I Really Should Be Sleeping blog
I think I might have to keep my eye out for some red and pink buttons! For now, I’m liking mine done in whites and creams.
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