Friday, August 24, 2012

Button Embellished Letter Art

Button Letter Art

Reese’s nursery is coming together! Last night we got almost everything hung up and then I just sat in there for an hour looking at it. One of my latest projects has been decorating a large “R” to hang in a collection on the wall. I saw and fell in love with the letters in THIS POST and wanted to just give it the look of being button dipped rather than button covered.

Button Letter Painted

I picked up a 23.5” paper mache letter from Joann’s (it was my third Joann’s to visit that day!) and gave it two coats of white paint followed by a good spray with Mod Podge’s Pearlized Sealer. The sealer gives it a pretty iridescent sheen that I love.

button letter assembly 1

I used a variety of buttons that worked with the colors in my room—blue, turquoise, pink, red and green and hot glued them down until I liked the coverage. There are some gaps between buttons and none of them are stacked. I really wasn’t worried about not being able to see the white through the buttons.

Button Letter Assembly 2

I then added some cute little flower embellishments in the bigger gaps.

Button Letter Flowers

Then I added a few buttons to the top left corner as well as made some ruffled flowers out of fabric from my pillow shams and ribbon.

button letter buttons close up

Here’s a close up of the buttons. I love how bright and colorful they are!

Button Letter Wall

The R is hanging with some fun flower art and a frame of Reese’s name (I’ll be sharing those with you soon!) and I love how much all of the colors stand out against the light blue wall, as well as how nice they all look together.

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  1. Decorating a baby's nursery is so much fun! (I spent much of the last year doing just that). You did a really nice job of coordinating the button colors with the rest of your wall decorations!

    Found you over on Tatertots and Jello!

  2. Cute! I love the 'dipped' look you gave it.

  3. Hi Jill,
    You have an amizing blog with great tutorials.So talented you are. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Have a look at my blog I’ll be so glad.

    Hugs from Portugal

    Ana Love Craft


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