Easy Peasy Button Fun!

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My buttons stand at attention guarding the shelves in my studio!  One reason I store the buttons in the jar dolls is so I won’t collect too many.  When I have an excess of buttons, it is time to find a project to use them. I will make a DIY post soon and show you how to make these fun storage dolls, but first lets have some button fun!

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I made this button ampersand project using an old  acrylic box frame, a wallpaper sample sheet, vintage sheet music and a strip of diamond wrap faux rhinestone.

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I found this photo on pinterest which shows how you can really tie a photo wall gallery together.  I imagine using my Button Ampersand Hanging on a wall of family photographs.  Use buttons that match the photos.

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For this project you will need an acrylic box frame, some paper to cover it, some sheet music to cover the edges, and a long strip of diamond wrap to cover the edges.

Instructions:

Print out a clip art ampersand and enlarge it on your computer.  Cut out the ampersand and cover it with buttons adhered with hot glue. Cover the edges of the ampersand with a strip of Diamond Wrap. Cover the outside of the  acrylic frame with paper (scrapbooking, sheet music, gift wrap).  For a finished edge, cut strips of vintage sheet music or complimentary printed paper and glue on the edges.  Hot glue the ampersand to the frame.  I attached a wire hanger, but the frame will hang nicely without a hanger if you use two little nails on your wall, the box frame will stay in place.

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I have some work to do!  I will list these ampersands soon in my Etsy Shop.

Author: Patty Thurlby

I am a full time artist with a whimsical point of view!

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