I am in the process of re-doing my room. I need something new and fresh to look at. The first thing on my to-do list is to take all my old frames down and put new ones up that have more character. I found these plain wood frames the other day and I got so excited to turn them into something I’m going to love having in my new room.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Button Jar Buttons! There are many different types of buttons in one jar. They have such a beautiful sheen to them. One jar has SO many possibilities!! The frames I used have a 5″x7″ opening for the photo. The width of the frame is 2 1/2″. It is a good sized frame to cover with buttons, but 1 Button Jar would be MORE than enough to cover two frames.
I actually used colors from 3 different button jars. I used the turquoise buttons from the Paradise Jar, blue buttons from the Citrus Jar, and white buttons from the Flirtation Jar. Each button Jar comes with at least 3 colors so if you like the color scheme you would only need 1 jar. I just know I’m going to love looking at these frames everyday!
Here are my plain wood frames. They have a flat surface and are nice and wide.
You could use any frame you wanted for this. If you used a skinny frame that was curved on the edges you could do a single line of buttons.
I painted the frames white with some extra paint I found in the garage.
I did the frame with the bigger buttons first. I started Gluing the buttons on at the corner and worked my way around. Such cute buttons!! AHHH
If you look closely at this picture you will find a broken button. I love him just as much as the others and I think he gives my frame character. LOL
I did this frame second. Let me tell you ladies, the H-185 High Temp Glue Gun is the BEST glue gun for projects like this because it has a fine nozzle. All you see when you look at this frame is beautiful buttons and NO messy glue! Another thing I love about this glue gun is she never burns me! I don’t know where I’d be without her!
I love my new frames. I’m going to see if I can do a frame collage on my bedroom wall. If I’m successful I will show you how it turns out.
I got my frames for $1.50 each at my local craft store. Paint was leftover and a Button Jar is only $5.99. That means I have two custom frames for under $10.00! I even have left over buttons!
Life is GOOD!