|Cute as a button! The frame's pretty cute, too.|
Since I missed last week's Iron Craft, I was determined to do this week's. Challenge #29 is called Button Up and is all about it - you guessed it - buttons! I delved into my button stash and came up with a Cute As A Button Frame.
- Photo frame with a flat front
- Hot glue gun & glue sticks
- Acrylic paint
- Paint brush
|The ingredients - part 1.|
|The ingredients - part 2.|
I started out by painting my frame, giving the edges and insides three coats. The front will be mostly covered, so I just gave that one quick coat. I let the paint dry and then hot glued the embellishment to the corner.
|Painted and embellished.|
Starting at the embellishment, I glued on the buttons more or less randomly. I kept the ones at the bottom edge even.
|Lots of buttons.|
I then filled in the gaps by layering more buttons on top.
I then added some acrylic paint. With a damp sponge brush, I gave the buttons a quick coat, making sure to get in all of the crevices.
I let the paint sit for a moment before lightly blotting it with a paper towel. This removes some of the paint to allow the colors of the buttons to show through.
|Painted and blotted.|
From beginning to end, including drying times and taking photos, this project took about an hour total.
That photo is of Zara at a couple of weeks old. It's so hard to believe she was ever that tiny.
|This is Zara yesterday. She's grown quite a bit.|