button monogram craft

 i have had this giant “c” sitting around my house and i couldn’t decide how to embellish it – fabric?  yarn? newspaper?

i finally settled on buttons!

 sean picked up the big letter for me at joann’s – yes, sean went to joann’s for me. i know, he’s a keeper.

 deco art sent me some fabulous colors of craft paints and i chose this antique gold – kind of a pretty mustard color.

 not sure why, but i decided to spend a few hours a couple weeks ago organizing my buttons in this old bead container.  apparently, it was to prepare myself for this project.  really, it was just because i have a slight obsession with organizing things according to color.

 i did just one coat of paint and it covered completely.  i wanted to make sure that if the buttons didn’t cover completely that a pretty color would show through.

 i also had a big jar filled with big buttons that i brought out just in case.  it was a good thing because i needed them!

and of course, i needed glue sticks.

 i started by gluing the big buttons randomly all over the top and sides, then i took the smaller ones and butted them up against the larger ones so that there wouldn’t be too many random spaces in between the buttons.

 then i kept adding and adding and adding…

 and i made my sister-in-law help me out and watch old cosby show reruns to make the time go faster.

 after about 5 hours or so, i called it quits.  or good enough.

 i’m still not quite sure where it will live at my house.  sean is hoping the playroom, but i’m thinking living room…

oh, and by the way, i used ALL of my large buttons and 3/4 of my small ones – this takes a ton of buttons!

 

 

 

Comments

  1. 1

    Love buttons and love your buttons..I have healed from my hand surgery and can finally comment on the blogs I follow…phyllis

  2. 2
    jennifer Camplin says:

    Love buttons…. love your letter C!!

    Neat!!!!

  3. 3

    Tons of buttons? Yes, but totally worth it!

  4. 4

    love it! so fun and colorful!!

  5. 5

    My mom has thousands of buttons! I think I know what craft we’ll be doing the next time I visit.

  6. 6

    That looks awesome!

  7. 7

    I loved this idea – I’ll be keeping my eye out for a giant letter like yours.
    I must admit though that I was more fascinated by all your buttons! I loved them and am coveting them :)

  8. 8

    first, your sister-in-law sounds awesome. i’m just say’n. :-)
    it looks cute.
    i like it in the window. you should put it in a window at your casa.

  9. 9

    I love big letters, and it’s so cute with buttons, so different.

  10. 10

    This is a great project. I’m gonna have to try that.

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  11. 11

    I really love this!! I think its perfect for a play room! :)
    -barbie @ Style of a Mrs.

  12. 12

    I love the huge size of that letter and can totally imagine how many buttons that mustve taken. Looks great!

  13. 13

    I love your letter! I have an unfinished, big letter R sitting on my shelf. I haven’t had an inspiration for it until now, thanks!

  14. 14

    LOVE it!! I wish I had that many buttons! :)

  15. 15

    SO CUTE! love it love it!!

  16. 16

    Wow, I love this! And it would be a great way to use up the buttons I’ve been collecting! Actually, might be a good excuse to buy more ; )

  17. 17

    It looks amazing! Great job, Lindsey!!

  18. 18

    Wow! Love it! I have gotten the best buttons from antique shops and Freecycle!

    Steph

  19. 19

    haha, its blog posts like this that tell me you and i are so alike.
    loved your “i know, he’s a keeper” comment. hubby understands that every now and then we MUST do a joann’s run.
    the button thing is so me. my 2 yr old son and i just did a button craft for his nana and pop pop.
    just thought id share.

  20. 20

    I LOVE it! I wish I had that many buttons!

  21. 21

    This is adorable…I love it…I dont have that many buttons and I am scared to think about how much it would cost to cover a T that size LOL…but either way what a cute project..CUTE CUTE CUTE

  22. 22

    Love everything in this post!
    I have the same obsession of arrange everything by color, well maybe it’s because I’m in love with colors:)
    and the project it’s amazing and easy, that C looks adorable!
    Happy 2012

  23. 23

    love this idea! I really like how it turned out! I am going to have to pin this idea!

  24. 24

    This is so cute!!

  25. 25

    love love love!

  26. 26

    Too cute! I bet this would be fun to do with my girls too…they love “rearranging” my stash of buttons as it is. :-)

  27. 27

    i love it!!!

  28. 28

    I am in LOVE with this. I think mine will be on a smaller scale though :)

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  29. 29

    I love this – worried that I will have to make an M and it will take a billion buttons!

  30. 30

    You have an incredible amount of patience to sit down and do that. I love how it turned out though!

  31. 31

    What size is your C?

  32. 32

    I would really like to try this! Any suggestions of where to get enough buttons? I have a few but have a loooooong way to go!

  33. 33
    Kristin Sellars says:

    So cute! How did you hang it?

  34. 34

    Did you use a hot glue gun to glue them on?? I just bought the supplies today…forgot to get paint though!! Im thinking of painting it white as the base coat!! I was also thinking of doing about 5 of them as gifts, but if it took 5 hours for just one….i may be rethinking that…lol!! Or taking some of them back and getting smaller letters!!

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