I collected all my supplies, even organized my buttons on my canvas and then I froze. I just could not figure out what to do with the background. Paint it? What colour? Mod Podge? Fabric or paper? It was so silly but I just could not visualize how this silly little craft would look in the end. I always have to see something in my mind before I can make it happen.
Then I realized what my problem was! I was picturing it in the wrong room. The second I moved it from the living room to my studio (in my head) I knew exactly how it would look. And I couldn't be happier with the end result.
Here's all you need:
1) First things first, I didn't have the paint colour on hand that I wanted so I had to mix it. By some miracle I got the exact colour I wanted...peach! (white tinted with pumpkin orange and mustard yellow)
2) Paint your canvas however many times it takes to get the coverage you like. I was able to get away with one coat~
3) Let your canvas dry. If you're a free wheelin' come as you are type person, you can skip this step. If you're a little more controlling and lean toward the perfectionist side of the scale...lay out your buttons in the shape you want. This ensures that not only will you have enough buttons, but your shape won't be lopsided.
4) Once everything is exactly where you want it, pull out your glue gun and start adhering your buttons to the canvas. I was originally going to sew each button on but quickly saw how easily I could lose my mind, and went for the glue.
I got these awesome covers to protect my sensitive little fingers when I'm ironing with lots of steam (which is almost always when I'm sewing) and found that they came in super handy with the glue gun. I'm sure I'd still be sitting there with raw fingertips if it hadn't been for these saviours.
Look Ma! They all stuck!
I could barely believe it. Only one button fell off when I stood my canvas up. I thought for sure I would've missed more. I just love how it sparkles and shines in the light. (T is for Tamara in case your new around here.)
To go with my new little art piece I painted a small bulletin board and gave it a very subtle shimmer with my Sparkle Mod Podge. And because I can't seem to go for even a week without pulling the stuff out, I also Mod Podged these cuties that I picked up for $1.00 each at the thrift store.
They got a base coat of white paint and then I used the napkin and tissue paper you see behind.
I didn't photograph all of the Mod Podge steps because you guys have seen me do it a million times. Don't believe me? Check out my entry for the Plaid Pinterest Board contest. It's almost all Mod Podge projects!
So, this is what my little sewing corner looks like now.
|Please don't mind the mess, I've always got|
at least 4 or 5 sewing projects on the go.
Have a crafty weekend everyone and don't forget to check out the linky party page up top~
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