Have you seen any of these button art ideas on Pinterest? I decided I'd have a little fun last week and make my own spring garden to enjoy in the house. I had some vintage buttons (the red, dark blue, yellow and pink) and I also save those spare buttons from blouses and sweaters. Any child can do this easy project with some supervision, and I am not an artist by any measure as you can see by my painting. LOL It's a fun and easy project though and you can use your imagination for what you'd want to make. I've seen some 'tree' button art projects too.
I simply took a dollar store canvas and painted some grass and stems with craft paint then hot glued the buttons on the tops of the stems. First, I laid out the buttons where I'd like to have them and used a pencil to mark a short line under each button to mark where the stem should be painted. Then I painted the grass and stems and, lastly, hot glued the buttons. Tip: I use an old popsicle stick to hold down the buttons as the glue can press up through the button holes and burn fingers!
Now, go get your grandmother's jar or tin of buttons and run to the dollar store for some supplies and get creative. Invite your little ones to help make their own spring garden.
We are not experiencing spring here yet and a blizzard is coming tonight and tomorrow with up to 40cm. of snow in some areas of the Maritime Provinces. And.....I'm hearing of more snow on Tuesday into Wednesday. We almost always get a St. Patrick's Day storm on or around that date. Winter is not done with us yet. If you are in the storm's path please be safe.
Enjoy your weekend everyone!