Button Monogram

I am currently redo-ing my son’s room into a big boy room with an airplane theme.  Its been a slow-going process but it is getting there.  Here is a sneak peak of one of the projects that I have completed… a Button Monogram Wall Art.  I love monograms.  I would cover all my walls with monograms if I could.

Different sized buttons (I found mine in the dollar bin at Michaels)
Shadow Box
Glue gun
Choose your font and print your letter onto cardstock.  Choose a simple font and format the font to print an outline only.
{I don’t have a picture of this step.  I was too eager to get to the next steps!}
Cut your cardstock to size to fit into your shadowbox. I used an 8.5×11 and only had to trim it slightly.
Arrange your buttons within the outline of the letter.  Do not glue them down yet.  Play with them/move them until you get them how you want.  It doesn’t have to be perfect.  
Hot glue one button at a time onto the cardstock.  Put the glue on the back of the button and press down lightly.  Make sure you don’t use too much glue or it will squirt out around the button.  You just need a very little dab.
As you can see, the final product {after gluing} is a bit different than the picture before.  Sometimes your buttons will shift and you just have realign them as best as possible.
When the glue is dry, place the cardstock into the shadow box.
Hang and admire.
I chose to use all red buttons because red is an accent color in my son’s room. The beauty of this project is that it can be done with any color/size buttons.  You can also use other trinkets in place of or in addition to the buttons.

Stay tuned for the reveal of my son’s airplane themed room.

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is a mother of two living in coastal North Carolina. Her lifestyle blog, Here Comes the Sun, contains easy crafts, recipes and DIY projects. She enjoys the beach, is a chocolate addict and loves chevron, chalkboards and the Beatles.

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  1. says

    I with you on monograms. Love them! And since my last name begins with C, I’m probably a little biased but I love it. I think I’m going to try this for my kitchen.

    Like you I’m always excited to get started and realize I didn’t take a before pic. We’ll get better the more we do. =)

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