I'm Alanna and stay at home mom of 2 oh-so-cute kids one boy and one girl. I enjoy doing crafts, reading, and playing outside. I dislike doing dishes, cleaning off the desk, and making dinner every night (seriously how often do we really need to eat?)
I am happy to be here on Joyous Love creations.
To help welcome Fall and October I have a Halloween craft. I originally saw the idea on
Where she did a button egg for Easter.
I also saw another style made out of fabric. I loved the 3D look of the buttons but I loved the patterns of the fabric. I also had a hard time finding enough buttons of the same color and since I am too impatient to wait and order I decided I would use both fabric and buttons. I think they turned out pretty good.
Buttons in color of your choosing
Fabric of your choosing. I like to have 3-4 different patterns in addition to the buttons. I bought those dollar squares at Walmart you need very very little of each fabric pattern.
Elmer glue (auntielolo used super glue but I couldn't be mine to stick with it).
Paint for frames
Thread of matching color.
- Choose the shape you want to make. Then search Google for an outline of the image.
- Cut burlap to the size you need to fit in your frame. About an inch bigger than the back piece that pops out when you insert your picture.
- Place image on burlap and trace it with pen.
- Cut fabric into small circles. The largest circle was about a quarter sized.
- Fill in the shape with your buttons and fabric circles
- Use the Elmers glue to secure the buttons and fabric to the burlap. Make sure you put a piece of paper under the burlap so the glue doesn't ooze through onto something nice.
- Once dry use the thread to sew on each button and fabric circle
- Remove glass from frame and paint the frame the color of your choosing. Let Dry.
- Insert button image and use frame back to secure. Hang picture
Some other ideas:
For Thanksgiving: an acorn or a turkey I can't decide if I would do a fabric body and all button feathers or the other way around.
For Christmas I may try a Tree, Star and Snowman combo
If you do not like the burlap look you can try another stiff fabric or use another fabric with a light interfacing ironed on the back. I think a blue fabric with snow flakes would be cute to use behind the snowman.