Button Frames

Button Frames - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}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!


Button Jar
Paint (if necessary)
Glue Gun


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

Button Frames - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}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! 🙂

Button Frames - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

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!

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  1. Posted July 21, 2011 at 9:51 am | Permalink

    So cute! I have tons of buttons, I may have to try this!! Great job:)

    • Cherie
      Posted July 21, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Karen. I hope you do 🙂

  2. Brittany
    Posted July 23, 2011 at 9:26 pm | Permalink

    So cute!

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