I recently went thrift shopping and came upon a great jar of vintage buttons. The seller had matched up all the sets and talked about them with great pride; making them an even better find. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them yet, but I couldn’t pass them by when I saw the jar of perfect colors. My first project was some Button Art. I had one tree canvas I had painted years ago that I thought would look nice with the addition of buttons. Turns out, it did. So then I got out two other canvases I had on hand and painted up some new art to incorporate my buttons into. One was just a little one that I made into a daisy. The other I did a chevron design and a heart, since it was around Valentine’s Day that I made them.
I have a few photos of the pieces, but there’s not really much of a step by step. I painted the canvas and let it dry, then I used Mod Podge as my glue to attach the buttons where I wanted them. I used a good amount of Mod Podge since it dries clear and I didn’t want buttons popping off like poor Corduroy. I plan to make other things with my buttons as well (a bowl being one of them), so check back soon; or comment your idea of what you’d like to see me make out of buttons. I’ll give it a try if I have enough buttons.
Photos of my Button Art