It’s only a few days away till that sentimental day comes along where we create that something special for someone we love…And what a better way to say “Be Mine” with our new Button Heart from Crafting with Buttons. This project is easy and you can get the kids involved!
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- Crafting with Buttons – Button Heart #470003402
- Glue (your preference); We recommend Aleene’s Turbo Tacky Glue, or a hot glue gun! Elmer’s glue for the kids!
- Container for your beads
Make sure you have a clean work area – remove contents from the packaging. However, hold onto the packaging on the back it shows you step outs…
this is what will come in your kit – MDF heart shape; buttons & beads
this is the back of the package…
Now your ready to create – lay down your first layer of buttons – here we are using the bigger size buttons – I recommend that you first lay it out and then glue – this way you have the option to change your layout. Once happy with the layout – glue the buttons down. I use hot glue since I’m more comfortable with this – however if this is your first time – please use a “Craft” glue (don’t worry the white craft glue will dry clear). You may need to wait a few minutes between layers.
As you can see we did not work along the edges – we left a space so that our beads will be placed. Once your second button layer has dried you can continue onto the beads. Run a bead of glue along the edge (work in sections it’s much easier). It’s easier if you put your beads into a small container – you can then use this to place your beads down.
you can go back and fill in with extra beads. From the above photo – I also place bead onto the heart (this also works to cover the gaps)
And your done! Mount your creation onto a frame, canvas. Or just add a decorative ribbon and hang.
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!
PS – Kits are available at JOANN Fabric and Craft Stores and also on our website: blog.buttons.com