Button Up Your Heart!


  • (1) Frame (smaller than 12" x 12")
  • 12" x 12" Black textured cardstock
  • Staple gun
  • Scrap paper
  • Pencil
  • Glue gun
  • Lots and lots (and I do mean lots) of whitish buttons. They don't need to be the same size or shade of white--different sizes and shades will give your heart greater complexity.

1. Find a frame. Take out the current contents (including the glass).

1(a). Make a new insert out of black textured cardstock.

2. My frame didn't have any backing so I used a staple gun to attach the paper to the frame. Skip this step if your frame still has its backing.

3. Use scratch paper to cut out a heart. Trace the heart onto the black cardstock.

4, 5 and 6. Using the pencil line as a guide, start gluing buttons in place. First fill in the outline, then the center.

7. Finish the first layer. If you have enough buttons, glue in a second layer to cover the spaces between the buttons.

8 and 9. It'll end up looking something like this - but yours will turn out even better!

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  1. This is really cute - thanks for showing how easy it is to do.... Cathy

  2. Thanks Cathy! Your hot-pink wreath is adorable :-).

  3. Simple and cute--the white buttons really stand out! Thanks for linking up!

  4. I loved this project and featured it on my Friday Finds today!

  5. great project for Valentine's Day. I'll have to start saving my buttons.

  6. What a fab idea! looks so effective on the black background.