I had a family baby shower last week and of course I wanted to DIY a present!
I decided to go with some initial artwork which is buttons on canvas.
The canvas was $2 and the buttons were $1/pack for 2 packs from the dollar store (I already had the glue and spray paint on hand). A $4 gift which brought tears to Baby Gloria’s mum? Sounds good to me!
Here’s how I made it:
Step 1: Gather your materials
I used canvas, spray paint (already painted in this pic), cardboard, computer printout of letter being used, buttons, scissors and a glue gun.
Step 2: Prep you canvas
I used gold spray paint – I love the colour combo of gold, pink and cream!
Step 3: Cut your letter out on cardboard
I wanted to use a letter as a guide because I didn’t trust my freehand 🙂 Keep in mind that you may see some cardboard through the buttons in the end so you want to use an appropriate colour.
Step 4: Start gluing buttons
I used a glue gun to glue buttons to the cardboard. There was no rhyme or reason, just pick and glue! After doing my first layer, I filled in some gaps with additional buttons.
Step 5: Glue your letter to your canvas
Again, I used the glue gun. I just eyeballed the positioning but you can measure if you are worried about everything lining up properly.
Step 6: Add a border
Using some of my leftover buttons, I jazzed up my canvas with some buttons.
Baby Gloria is an absolute doll and I hope she enjoys her gift!