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Framed Button Heart for Valentine’s Day

Make this sweet, framed button heart for Valentine’s Day!  It’s easy to make and takes just an hour to complete!

Did you ever play the button game when you were little – “button, button, who’s got the button?”  It’s funny how working on a project with something like buttons, brings back a memory like that!!  The other night I was having a bout of insomnia and decided make this framed button heart.

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Vintage Buttons

My idea was to make a heart shape out of all of these buttons.  I remembered that Yvonne at Stone Gable blog had done a project like this for Valentine’s Day a few years ago, and I wanted to do something similar. You can see Yvonne’s framed button heart HERE.  

supplies needed

Tacky Glue



Chipboard or Cardboard


First, I pulled out my glass jar of buttons and began picking out small white buttons and pale, spring colored buttons.   Then, I went through some frames that I had on hand and found this sweet, little wood one that I thought would be perfect for this project.  

Framed Button Heart - Hymns and Verses blog

Next, I traced the opening of the frame with a pencil onto the chipboard and cut it out.  For chipboard, you can use the back of an old notepad or cut up an empty cereal box.  Again, just get creative and use what you have in your home.   Then, I found a scrap piece of neutral fabric and attached it to the chipboard with a general purpose spray adhesive.

Framed Button Heart

Remember this was done between 1 and 2 a.m., so I don’t really have any “in process” pics, but  it’s the kind of project you can just be creative and make the heart shape the size you need for the frame you use.  I didn’t even draw out a heart shape – I just let it come together organically.

Valentine's Day Framed Button Heart

Doesn’t this framed button heart look cute on my nightstand with the simple pitcher of white dutch tulips?  I hope you’ll give this little project a try.  It’s so easy that you can pull this together in an hour and have it on display for Valentine’s Day. And, for me, it was the perfect quick project to get me through some insomnia! By the time I was finished gluing my hearts in place, I was ready to head to bed for a restful night’s sleep!

And, here are a few other Valentine’s Day projects that you might like!

Pom Pom Heart Wreath

Printable Vintage Valentines

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Wednesday 15th of February 2017

so cute!! I love that it's not your typical red for Valentine's day and can be used year round!


Wednesday 15th of February 2017

This is a super cute project, Doreen!

Lisa @ferncreekcottage

Tuesday 14th of February 2017

Aw, this so so sweet and pretty! A project on my to do list now!