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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Cocoa Sugar Scrub
Super cute Doreen! I have a small one I made a while back but never thought to frame it! Love yours!❤Thanks for sharing!😊
Thanks for the idea. I am avid button collector. I can see a new project in the future!
Love it!! I am impressed that you freestyled the heart shape.
Sandra Sampson says
Love the button heart. Your buttons look very similar to mine. I keep experiencing a bad head with the weather systems here on the east coast of Canada. This is just the project I could handle and have all the supplies.😊
Margie Pousardien says
Simply lovely!!!! Thanks for sharing.
Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces says
This is adorable, Doreen! And I love how you use scrap boxboard to make it!
I used to play the button game with my Grandma. My son played find the thimble with my MIL. My nieces loved find the button. I have my Mom’s button tin. There are some really old buttons in there, mother of pearl even. I remember her and my grandma would take all the buttons off a garment before it went in the rag bag. I’ve been looking at many ideas on Pinterest for button pictures. Yours is so sweet. I love the pastels in it. And the frame makes it. I love how you suggested recycling what you have. And I never thought about attaching a neutral material to the cardboard!I want to make gifts for my sisters using my Mom’s buttons. I’m sure they’ll bring tears.
Pam Richardson says
Doreen, such a cute idea…thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful week!
What memories a button fox brings back! I always liked to run my fingers through my mom mad grand moms buttons–it just felt warm and comforting somehow. Thanks for keeping us
In touch with fond memories of our past.
Lisa @ferncreekcottage says
Aw, this so so sweet and pretty! A project on my to do list now!
This is a super cute project, Doreen!
so cute!! I love that it’s not your typical red for Valentine’s day and can be used year round!