Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Fabric Button Art

Today I want to share a project that was inspired by some fabric I purchased at Walmart. Is anyone else excited that Walmart is carrying fabric again?
I've been working on our spare bedroom and when I saw these fabrics I knew they were perfect for the space. I found this bedding at Home Goods for a steal, only 25.00!!! Gotta love that place!

Let me show you what I came up with and then I'll share how to make one.
I'm hoping this is a perfect reminder for guest when they come to visit.
                                                                                                                                                                            




I started out with a button kit, you can pick one up at your local fabric store, they only cost a few dollars. 






It's really simple to turn your fabric into a button, the instructions are on the back, it looks something like this.


Once I had all of mine made I added the letters to spell out rest using clear stamps. They worked great  for this project because you can see how to line up the letters. If you don't have stamps you could use rub on letters or even write it.





I covered some cardboard with a coordinating fabric for the background.



And I spray painted a Goodwill frame with Exotic Sea by Valspar from Loew's.





When I glued my buttons to the backing of the frame I made little risers  out of cardboard so the buttons were raised a little.


  And the last thing I did was embellish my buttons with some bling.










I love it! Do you think I could cover a wall with all of my favorite fabrics? This is a perfect project for scraps and would be really cute in a sewing or craft room.

17 comments:

Mellodee said...

Very clever!! Doesn't look too hard either....maybe even I could do it. lol!

rebecca @ older and wisor said...

Why doesn't MY Walmart carry fabric??? Maybe then I'd actually go :)

Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants said...

Rebecca are you sure it doesn't mine is in the very back corner.

Mandy said...

Adorable Laura.

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

You are so creative! Don't know how you think of all these things. The button art is so cute! I didn't know Wal Mart was carrying fabric again. Happy about that!

Jenny Melrose said...

This is amazing! I love it! I'd love it if you'd share this at Whimsy Wednesdays at www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com/2012/03/whimsy-wednesdays-3.html. I'm following gfc.

Sarah said...

I love this artwork! It's so easy and so cute! I came over from The 36th Avenue. I would love it if you shared this at my link party going on now
http://thewinthropchronicles.blogspot.com/2012/03/share-it-link-party-3.html

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Oh my gosh! I love what you did! I would have had no idea how to even start with that. Thanks for sharing it. I saw you at 52 Mantels and I'm following you via GFC.

Kei said...

I totally love it! The colours you used are gorgeous. :)

Pam Fields said...

Love this idea! In fact, I want to use it for my sewing room and have SEW or CREATE as my word! Saw you on 36th avenue link party. :)

shopannies said...

loved the colors you used they are so fresh like come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

This is SO cute! I love fabric buttons, so this is just adorable to me! We really appreciate you sharing this at our link party and can't wait to see what you are up to next week!

Take care,

Trish

Toodie said...

Very cute idea! Love how it all came together.

Katie @ Pincushion Creations said...

This is as cute as a button! :) :) I would LOVE to have you share this at my link party thats still going on..or you could wait till the new one starts on Wednesday! Would LOVE to have you be a new follower too! Following you via LINKY!

Sara said...

This is GORGEOUS!! Hope you can link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2012/03/its-that-time-again-time-to-share-our.html

Emily @ 52 Mantels said...

I love this!! SO perfect. You always have the best ideas.

Kimmie @ Sugar and Dots said...

This post is great! I'm new here...decided to say hi and not be a lurker. :) Love your blog so far- off to check out the rest of it! Have a wonderful week, sugar. xo

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