Friday, August 5, 2011

Button Monograms

I have been loving all the Button Monograms that I have seen {and pinned} on Pinterest. I have been waiting for a chance to make one myself!

This weekend my family and I are visiting my sister {Megan} in Northern California to attend my nephew's first birthday party. We came a day early to have a "family craft day". Yesterday we {my sister, mom, daughter, and me} sat around the table working on our crafts. Three of us made button monograms. Here's how we made them.

First, we printed giant letters for our last names and a peace sign for my daughter. I used a font called Plantagenet Cherokee at 700 pt with an outline setting. Then we cut them out and traced them with pencil onto a piece of card stock.
My mom and sister have an endless supply of buttons, beads, and brads. So that gave me a nice variety to choose from.
Next, we used tacky glue to place the first layer of buttons.
Then we had fun filling in all the little spots one layer at a time until we were finally done. Here's how mine turned out {plus a pic to show the details}:

Today we went out and I bought a frame for mine. I can't wait to get home on Sunday and hang it up!!!

Here's how my mom's and my daughter's turned out: {still awaiting frames!}
Our family crafting day was so much fun and I love how our button projects turned out! Megan will be posting another project we made sometime next week!

14 comments:

  1. Seriously adorable!! I think you've inspired me :)

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  2. So beautiful! I love the red buttons on the black and white background. Where did you get the background paper? Is it scrapbooking paper?

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  3. These are so cool. At first I thought you meant like a button you wear. I'm a little sleepy and it took me a minute. I might have to put this on my craft things to do. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. The red is absolutely stunning. I love the idea!

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  5. This is such a cute idea! And I love that you are in town visiting Megan and having family craft day. Have fun while you are here!

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  6. Ah! I can't get over how amazing you are! Every time you post I get so excited and so jealous of your creativity at the same time! These are so beautiful! Especially the bright of the red on top of the black and white.. we have a black/white/red theme in our living room. It would look awesome! Keep inspiring!

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  7. Love it! I love to do initial stuff and made their teachers one with crayons this year. We are still on summer break, so I think i am going to get the supplies and let my littles decorate their own and hang them all together. I shared this on my Facebook page- thanks :)

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  8. Erika, yes the paper is scrapbook paper. It's something my sister says she's had since she first met her husband {10 years ago or so}. :)

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  9. SO cute Rebecca!!!! I LOVE it!!! have to do this... I have a collection of buttons just sitting in jars!!! They would look pretty as a letter F...(((GRINNING)))

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  10. I love the red button R behind that paper! So pretty!!

    -Meg
    http://thoughtfullysimple.blogspot.com/

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  11. I absolutely love this! I think to help save time I would directly print the outlined letter onto the scrapbook page. No cutting or tracing! Thanks for this beautiful project idea!

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  12. Super cute! Thanks for the idea!

    Crystelle
    http://www.crystelleboutique.com/

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  13. How do you get the outline setting? Love these.

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