Is a tutorial really necessary? Probably not, but I’ll do one anyway. 😉
For this project you need some buttons in the color(s) you would like to use. I also used some seashells and some beads. I would suggest looking in the clearance area as well as the jewelry making aisle. Don’t limit yourself to just buttons! 🙂 One of the next projects on my list is making another letter but using wine corks instead of buttons. The key is to have fun with it!
You also need a wooden letter. Because I was planning on using white/pale buttons, I chose a white letter. You could always paint the letter a different base color as it will show through in spots. The letters go on sale often enough but I usually wait until they are NOT on sale so I can use a coupon and get it for even less than when it is on sale.
A glue gun and possibly some snippers to cut off the back of some of the buttons so they lay flat.
And yeah, that’s pretty much it.
I didn’t want my buttons to have to uniform of a look about them so I started by gluing them in different areas. Because some of the buttons were small, and because I don’t like burning myself with hot glue, I put a dab of glue directly on the letter instead of on the back of the button.
I kept adding buttons and trying to make it look a little random. You can glue them however you would like. Some may want a more uniform look to the way they are glued on.
I really thought I had plenty of buttons but I actually ran out before the project was complete.
After a quick stop at my local craft store, I had enough buttons to finish my project.
See? A pretty easy peasy project! Let me know if you have tried this or a variation of it!