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.
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.
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.
I then added some cute little flower embellishments in the bigger gaps.
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.
Here’s a close up of the buttons. I love how bright and colorful they are!
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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