Initial Button Sign tutorial

Initial Button Sign tutorial

Initial Button Sign tutorial

This is another cute crafts that I was able to use some more extra fabric that I had handy!  I’m telling you, I have a TON!  LOL  :)  I really loved doing this craft and have tried to figure out ways that I could make some more!  LOL  :)

Materials:

  • fabric
  • chipboard (I used 12×12)
  • various shapes and sizes of white buttons (a ton)
  • bakers twine
  • hot glue gun

Initial Button Sign tutorial

So the first thing that I did was pretty much wrap the fabric around the chipboard as if it were a present!

Initial Button Sign tutorial

As you can see, I literally used the present wrapping technique.  I also took the hot glue gun and glued the pieces in place.  I did not glue anything to the flat front, all glue remained on the backside.

Initial Button Sign tutorial

This is how it will look when you’ve completed.  You may wonder why I left the “extra” fabric and didn’t cut it to make the back smoother?  I wanted the sign to rest gently on the freshly painted walls.  :)

Initial Button Sign tutorial

Then, once the fabric is hot glued in place, flip it to the front side and start creating your initial.  I did this right next to the chipboard to visualize how large/small it needs to be.  Then slowly transfer the buttons over to your chipboard and hot glue them in place.

Initial Button Sign tutorial

This is what I came up with.  You may noticed that the shape isn’t exactly what I had laid out beside the chipboard when I was drafting it.  Once all the buttons were on glued on the board I felt like it needed to be somewhat thicker; you may also feel this way as you do this craft!

Initial Button Sign tutorial

Now  flip it over to the backside once the hot glue dries completely for the buttons (you don’t want it to stick to the surface below it).  :)  I then took some bakers twine and make somewhat of a thick hanging string that also had knots on the ends.  I hot glued the twine in place and then secured it with two buttons to make sure the twin would not come apart from the fabric.

…that’s it!  :)  Isn’t it cute??

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