Babies are the most adorable things…. and when someone else owns them, it’s even better. A friend had a baby and I used buttons for one of the gifts I made her. It was a pretty simple project, and I have done it before for a girl, forever ago… This one has a little more flair and it’s for a boy, so I thought I would share.
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- assorted buttons
- woodland babies buttons
- cardstock (I like to use textured)
- glue gun
- glue sticks
- printer paper
Pre-baby, these friends weren’t sharing names. I get it. People can sometimes say thoughtless things and having someone rain on your parade is never fun. In a quiet moment, I asked if they’d be willing to share the first letter when they decided. I promised not to try to guess what it was and also not to tell anyone else. Gratefully, they shared.
I looked at fonts until I found one I liked for this letter (this is always the hardest part for me because I LOVE fonts) Once I figured that out, I just typed the letter, blew it up to a size that took up the majority of the paper and I printed it out on my printer and did an initial layout.
TIP: Once I had it the way I liked it, I took a picture with my phone to be able to reference as I attached them later.
I cut out the letter and placed it on top of scrapbook paper in the frame (glass under the paper).
I held down the edges and used a pencil to lightly trace around the edges of the letter so I had the general shape of the design. You could also use a paper glue stick to lightly adhere it to the scrap book paper- Just be careful so you don’t mess with the adhesion of the gluestick later.
Now there is a pattern to follow!
Smaller glue guns make craft projects like this easier and I feel like I end up with less strings.
Then, just start glueing inside the pattern…
Once the buttons were all on, I picked my favorite woodland babies and placed them on there as well.
My friend loved it and it was a fun project to do. Making things with buttons is fun! I’ll need to come up with some other things to throw together now… got any ideas?