Button Elephant In The Room

I just finished up a cute little project and I need to share it!

His name is Pubert. Betcha thought his name would be ‘Eli’, didn’t ya?Actually, I bet you thought an inanimate object of craftiness shouldn’t have a name. Well, I’ll have you know, buttons are people too! When will you realize that?!?!

Pubert is the first animal to join my button zoo. I can’t wait to try more of these. The white frame finishes it off so nicely- it is perfect for a nursery.

This was such an easy project (as usual, hahaha.) I can’t wait to share a tutorial asap! But for now, I’m going to go enjoy a cup of tea. With Pubert… heh.

UPDATE! I finally got my act together and posted a tutorial on how to make your own button elephant! Check it out!


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27 Responses to Button Elephant In The Room

  1. Anonymous says:

    Absolutely ADORABLE!

  2. Allyssa says:

    it’s super cute! will match our nursery perfectly, if M doesn’t decide to keep it for her daughter! haha

  3. Krystal says:

    How and where can I buy amazing button art?!

    • Hi Krystal! I am in the process of setting up an Etsy account to sell them on, but until then you can email me at dotfalcon@gmail.com 🙂

      • Ari says:

        do you have a how to tutorial so that we can make our own? or are you just selling?

      • I am planning on posting a tutorial asap! My son ruined my laptop recently (grrr) and I am buying a new computer in a few days- then I will be posting one as soon as I can 🙂 For now I’ll give you a tip: use bigger buttons to fill in the animal first, and then add smaller buttons to fill in any cracks and make the lines smoother 😉 Happy buttoning !

      • Ari says:

        oh ok, great! are you super gluing? i don’t see any thread…

      • a glue gun is my weapon of choice 😉 just takes some practice to glue it in a way to avoid lots of mess 🙂 good luck!!!

  4. Liz says:

    Pubert as in… Puberty???

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  6. McKenna says:

    This is the most adorable picture ever!!! Any chance you would be interested in making a Giraffe tutorial?

    • mmmaybe one day! im focusing mostly on painting right now- but ill give you a couple of tips right here- find a good outline of a giraffe (google images search “clipart giraffe” and trace that onto your canvas. layer on yellow buttons in the same way i did the blue layer on the elephant, then add some brown spots over top and any little details like eyes and a tail etc with tiny buttons, or googly eyes, or ribbon etc. hope that helps !!! ❤

  7. Found this on Pinterest, and it inspired me to try it for my new baby’s nursery! It turnned out pretty well! Thanks so much for the idea 🙂

  8. amanda says:

    Do u have a button giraffe with tuutorial? My friend who is due in january is doing giraffes and I would love to mske her a button giraffe. This elephant is do adorable. Pkease email me

  9. Hannah Brandt says:

    I love your button crafts!!! What woul you recommend for the best bulk place to buy buttons?!

    • http://www.buttonlovers.com is pretty awesome- although if you hunt around online you will probably run into a pile of different cheap sources- certain dollar stores around here used to sell a bunch but not so much anymore… walmart even has some big mixed bags 🙂 and my fave spot where i get most of mine is thrift and antique stores! 🙂

  10. Anonymous says:

    Do you glue directly on the back board?

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  12. Sylvia says:

    On Pinterest I saw the button elephant (I liked it) it was really cool.

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  16. Olenka de Moura says:

    Thanks for the idea ’cause I have a lot of buttons and I never know what to do with then.
    Now you have a very cut pet, Kisses…

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