August 20, 2012

Button Monogram

This is a really COLORFUL & creative way to display your child’s initial. Super easy for sewers & crafters who have lots of extra buttons laying around. Gosh I LOVE buttons…

Supplies needed:
– Printer (to print out your letter) or a large letter stencil
– Scissors
– Cardstock (large enough to fit your frame)
– Pen or Pencil
– Adhesive, Scotch Tape Runner allows you to reposition buttons
– Paper Piercer
– Buttons and Brads
– Frame without glass or shadowbox (this one is from IKEA)

Click here for step-by-step directions to the entire project.

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Comments (40)

  1. Oh I am in LoVe! Damn I wish I had a girl right now!

    My mom made something similar with my great-grandmother's old buttons buy instead she covered a picture frame and then put a neat b/w photo in it to give to my grandma. Love buttons!

  2. I love this idea! So cute. I am teaching a class of little girls some arts and crafts and I think that will be a great idea for them to try. thanks!

  3. Love the idea. I have friends that little ones looking for things for them to do over the summer.

  4. adorable.

  5. Boys like buttons too!! We just did a sewing session with our homeschool co-op and the boys were the most enthusiastic (ages 5-15). The more “cool” buttons they could sew on their stuffed monsters the better. I think this would be beautiful in any baby’s room.

  6. This is just the most adorable idea. I love it, especially the variety between the buttons and brads. Thanks so much for the idea!

  7. This so adorable I want to make one of these! This is Awesome!!!

  8. I made one! We don’t have children yet, so I used our last name initial instead. Finished it in a shadow box frame (50% off at Hobby Lobby this week). You can see it posted on my blog at
    Thank you so much for the cute idea!

  9. These are adorable!

  10. Omg, this is tooooo cute! Really sweet idea i’m looking forward making this someday for my childre…or maybe someone who’ll surprise me with it :p!

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  12. I made a letter and your post was my inspiration. I found you off pintrest. Thanks for the great idea. I linked to you on my blog post.

  13. This is so sweet and clever and I have so many buttons !
    A match made in heaven ­čÖé

  14. love this project my new face birthday gift

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  17. I just love this! I have a little store and need to make a sign that says Wedding, and I think I am going to do it out of buttons! Love.

  18. What a fabulous idea. I don’t have this many beautiful buttons but I’d buy stockpiles to make this! A beautiful blog xx

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  20. this cool, my grandma passed away and she had lots of buttons. I will have to try it

  21. This looks great, I love it.

  22. Love this! I just printed it so I can do it for my girls.

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  29. This is absolutely adorable and would be lovely to make as a gift the next time. One of my friends is due a baby girl in July, so can’t wait to find out what her name will be so I can make one!

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  31. What adhesive did you use?

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  35. This is so cute!! I have 4 kids and their names all start with A (so does mine) so I think I’ll make color themed letters A!

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  40. Wow the letter A looks great. I have a lot of button so I probably will use your idea

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