Button Monogram

March 16, 2013

I was searching for LalaLoospy party ideas on Pintrest and came across an adorable button monogram.  The one I saw was actually the age that the birthday girl was turning.  I was planning to do that, until I decided that’d really only be good until my daughter turned a year older.  I wanted something that could last beyond her being 6.  I decided I’d do a monogram of the first letter of her first name.  My friend had recently done one that turned out sure cute.  Between her and other reading I did, I thought it turned out pretty dang cute.  It didn’t take long and it was super easy!!

Button Monogram Supplies
*Jar of Buttons (I saw these at WalMart, and JoAnn)
*Glue gun and glue sticks
*Wax Paper
*Canvas
*Scrapbook paper (optional)

 
First you’ll need to figure out how big your work space is.  My canvas (and scrapbook paper) were 10×10. Originally I was thinking of using Mod Podge and putting the scrapbook paper on the canvas for a darling little background, instead of just doing the white canvas.  However, in the end I changed my mind.  However, it’d be super easy to do that first, and then while it is drying, work on the buttons.
 
Once you’ve figured out your work surface space, you’ll want to tare some wax paper, and place that on top so you make sure you don’t make your letter too small, or too big.  I started out by making the basic shape of a ‘K’ to reference   Once I did that, I glued down those base buttons.
 
Once I had the base buttons glued down, my 2 year old started randomly handing me buttons, and I just started gluing and sticking.  I had no rhyme or reason to how I did it.  I just did them where ever seemed like it’d be a great fit.   I just kept going until I ran out of buttons.  I did leave out about 4, in case I needed them, and I did!
 
  Once I had all my buttons in place, I was getting ready to move it, and realized there were a few parts that weren’t actually glued all the way together.  I had a couple “broken” places I wanted to fix.  With those few buttons I had left over, I put glue exactly where I needed it on the ‘K’ and then stuck the button in the hole a bit to fill it in.  I had to do that about 3-4 times.  If it was small enough that I could just put some glue in, I did that.
 
I let the buttons dry for a little while, and then I tore the wax paper off.  It was easiest to flip it upside down, and see where I was taring.  As you can see in the picture below, there was still a bit of wax paper on, but I wasn’t too worried about it since I was putting it on a canvas.  No one will be seeing the back.
 
On the back of the letter, I just put hot glue all over it.  I flipped and tried to center it was much as possible.  Lol.  I left it for a while and just let it be and let it dry.  I didn’t want to bother it since a pile of buttons can be a bit heavy.
 
I LOVE how it turned out!  I’m so excited to have it on display with the other decor we’ll have for her party!
 

What is your favorite type of party decor for a kids party??

 
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24 thoughts on “Button Monogram

  1. meandmr.com

    Newest follower here! I found your blog through the blog hop, you have a wonderful blog 🙂 You can find me at meandmr.com

    -Melanie @meandmr.com

    1. Kara @ Simplistically Sassy

      Angela, it really is perfect to do with kids! Like I said, even my 2 year old was just handing me buttons while I stuck some hot glue on and put them in place. Older kids would be great to do it with! Thanks for stopping by.

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