Cute decorations can be created with pretty much anything, including buttons. So, for this Valentine’s Day, we propose a cute wall art piece with a button heart. Let’s see how we can make this beautiful design!
It’s bright and cheerful and it can lighten up any room. Plus, if you’re going to gift it to your Valentine, it will remind them of your feelings any time they look at it! That’s a great bonus!
Materials for button heart wall art
- wood frame
- linen fabric
- lace ribbon
- artificial flowers
- wood glaze
- glue gun
How to make button heart wall art
We’ve gathered up all the materials we need for this project, so let’s get started in making our very own button heart wall art. Make sure you do the same so you don’t go running around looking for something you missed out on.
Step 1: Apply wood glaze
We’re going to start the project by taking the wood frame, the wood glaze, and the paintbrush. Our wood frame is oval, but you can obviously go with a different shape if you can’t find one like ours. Open up the wood glaze bottle, dip the paint in, and start layering it up over the raw wood frame.
Make sure you cover the entire area and that you respect the indications on the bottle when it comes to airing it out and allowing it to dry.
Step 2: Trace and cut the linen
When the frame dries out, take the linen fabric and lay the frame over it. Take a pencil and trace the inside of the frame over the linen.
Once you’re done, get the scissors and cut around the drawing. This time, you really don’t want to follow the actual outline you drew out, as you won’t be able to use it later. Allow a half inch or so around the trace you made.
Step 3: Glue the linen
Get the full wood piece that’s part of the frame and the glue gun. Set the linen in the center of the oval and lift it slightly to add hot glue to the board. Make sure the linen is placed with the drawing face down.
Keep adding hot glue and placing the linen over it. Also, make sure the material is somewhat centered. When you lay down the wood piece with the cutout, you want the linen to be covered.
Straighten out the linen as you go, pressing it into the hot glue.
Step 4: Add the wood frame
Once the linen is completely glued to the wood board, get the frame and add it over. Use some more hot glue and put some on the outer area of the linen piece.
Try to go as fast as possible in applying hot glue over the whole area, especially since it dries up pretty fast. Place the oval on top of the board and align the two pieces as best you can.
Step 5: Add the buttons
Now that the frame is done, it’s all ready for you to add the buttons. First, you’ll want to start building the design, arranging the buttons in the shape of a heart.
Alternate sizes and color shades as you go, making the heart design pop.
Make the outline first, and then fill it in.
We went adding buttons of different shades and sizes, but chose not to include any huge pieces.
Step 6: Glue the buttons
The next step is to start gluing the buttons to the linen. Get the glue gun, turn each button over and apply hot glue to the back. Then, turn the button over once more and place it on the linen.
Try to establish a path you’re going to take and work systematically to make sure you don’t forget any of the buttons.
Make sure you apply a bit of pressure on each button once you add it to the linen. In this way, the hot glue will spread on a wider surface and you’ll ensure the button is placed correctly.
Step 7: Add some lace
Now it’s time to use that lace ribbon we have on hand. Measure out how much you’d need to create a loop you can add to your frame so you can hang it on a wall.
Cut the piece you need and turn the frame face down.
Add some hot glue to the back of the frame and press the lace ribbon into it, making sure it covers as much surface as possible.
Keep pressure for a few seconds so the glue sets.
Step 8: Add the flowers
We’re nearly done here. We still have a few beautiful artificial flowers, so let’s get those too. If they have any stems, trim them before we proceed.
Add some hot glue to the back and pick a place on the heart to add the flowers in. We chose to go a bit off-centered.
Repeat the process with the other flowers as well.
Make sure you maintain the pressure for a few seconds, but be careful not to press too hard so the flowers don’t get too squished.
Voila! We have a beautiful button heart wall art piece that you can hang anywhere you want. If you’re going to gift this piece, we’re sure it will be well-received as it was made with love.
While we went with a yellow theme in creating this decor piece, you can choose a different color if you want. As long asyou have a different shade of buttons, you’re good to go. Also, you can mount a metal mount system on the back, instead of the lace loop, if you prefer.
We would love to see your creations, so drop us some pics if you can. We’re sure it came out wonderful!