February 07, 2017

Button Heart Tutorial

An Easy Button Heart for Valentine's Day


This is an easy craft.  I think I will try making one with my 7-year-old granddaughter.

It's like doing a puzzle.  You have to find the right sized buttons to fit into your design.



1 - 25.4cm x 25.4cm or (10" x 10") Artists Canvas

Black Acrylic Paint - enough to paint the Canvas

Burlap fabric to cover the Canvas

One sheet of paper 8-1/2 x 11

White Buttons - they are available at the Dollar store should you not have enough in your stash.  I bought 2 packages.

Ribbon and Heart Charm

Staple Gun

Sharpie - fine

Glue Gun


1.    This step is optional.  Paint the Canvas and let it dry.  One coat should do it.

2.  Cover the Canvas with Burlap and staple it to the back of the canvas being careful to fold neatly at the corners. 

Fold an 8-1/2 x 11 sheet of paper in half so that the folded size measures 4-1/4 x 11.  Then cut out one-half of a heart shape.  Open the paper and trace the heart onto the canvas with a Sharpie.

3.  Place the buttons onto the heart outline so that the marks from the Sharpie are covered.

4. Glue the buttons in place around the perimeter of the heart.  Continue placing and gluing buttons until the heart is covered.

It is okay to pile buttons on top of other buttons, especially if you don't want to see the Burlap underneath.  I liked the Burlap peeking out between the buttons.

Add a Bow and Charm, if desired.


Now, all you have to do is hang it on a wall, prop it up in a vignette, or give it as a Valentine to someone you love. 


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