I’ve been seeing a lot of rainbow-inspired button art kicking around on Pinterest lately, and I thought I’d make my own.
I included my fave crafty sidekick a.k.a. Kid #1. She is the best.
Step 1: Put on your Christmas PJ’s and draw the outline of a rainbow. I traced a bunch of different sized lids to make it perfect. Kid #1 just wung it. (Or would that be “winged it” or “wang it”?)
Step 2: Color in the rainbow:
OMG. Mine is SO much better…
Step 3: Buttons+glue=me+you= Love, do you hear me? See, I do remember Math 10.
Step 4: You can add clouds, or you can write “Mercie” in swirly, pink letters. Either-or, really 😉
Step 5: Frame without the glass- ISN’T THAT CUTE???
This piece of artwork would be perfect to brighten up that little spot in your hallway that needs a ray of sunshine. Or you could give it
to a gay baby as a baby shower gift… wouldn’t it look cute on a nursery wall?
Now, while I’m here, I’ll share a little turquoise button tree I made for a sweet gal named Flora:
‘Flora’ is my fave girl name right now. It is so pretty and classic, unique but not crazy. (Not that I’m opposed to crazy.) And on that note, I gotta get knocked up again. 😉 Happy Button gluing!
Ohhhh I love the name Flora too!
such a good name! the gal i know is pretty rad too!
oh wow, dot, i love this!!!! so cute!! you button fiend, you.
Cool! I need to get me some buttons!
ya you do! check out yer local dollar store- sometimes there are amazing buttons there!
Look at all the buttons you have! I got some buttons through Freecycle to make some button art– I’ve been thinking about a button elk that I saw on Pinterest, but I haven’t quite decided…. I love your button tree– now I have the thought of making one in pink, like cherry blossoms. You have a fun blog!
Thanks Jillian! your blog is great too 😀 oooh freecycle buttons! what a treasure! check out my first button tree: https://bustedbutton.com/2012/01/29/button-tree/ I did it with pink ‘blossoms’ and green ‘leaves’- cute lil cherry branch 🙂 Ive seen that elk- so cool!!!
I need a gift for a guest speaker this weekend. She loves cherry blossoms. I am sure that this could be a beautiful pink cherry blossom tree! Not much of an artist, but gonna try this one!
totally! you can do it- it is pretty easy! check out my first post “button tree”- i made it pink like cherry blossoms with lil leaves. have fun! 😀
here is the link to the cherry tree 🙂 https://bustedbutton.com/2012/01/29/button-tree/
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“I leave this craft that I found on Busted Button, is very simple, you need only paint the tree trunk on a canvas, and paste buttons” thanks google translate 😉 thanks for reading, cuadro!
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Can someone post the button elk found on Pinterest? I’ve searched for it but unable to find it. TIA!
Hi Angie! here is a link to one on my pinboard- let me know if that is the one you are looking for 🙂
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cool…such a lovely button tree 🙂 !!
what kind of glue do you use? just a normal one?
is that ‘power’ enough?
cool…such a lovely button tree 🙂
which kind of glue do you use? just a normal one?
is that ‘power’ enough?
Yup I just used white glue for this project! I prefer hot glue for sure, but since I was doing this with the kiddo I chose school glue. It worked great, but had to dry for a while!
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Happy Monday! Make a button rainbow!
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I’d really like to know what you used as background.. I mean the material, is it paper, wood or cardboard? Please help!
Hi there! I used a canvas board (you can find one in any dollar store or craft store) but you could use a heavy cardboard or wood too 🙂
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