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  :)


  • 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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  • I love these Jess!! They look so easy to make, and affordable too! Another craft I need to do for my boys’ room! Pinning.

    • Do be aware that if you have a touch of OCD, you may have to hold back adding too many buttons! :)

  • Janette

    Oh I was totally thinking of doing this for my daughters room! Thanks of breaking this down for me!

    • You’ll have to let me know how your’s turns out! :)

  • How neat! Definitely not something I would have done!

  • Marilyn

    This is so cute….I LOVE the fabric you selected!

    • I’m a fabric hoarder. :) I pretty much have ALL kinds! :)

  • Tracers

    This is awesome! Both my girls would love it!

  • Such a great idea on how to reuse buttons. I have so many of them too

    • This is true! If you have different sized buttons, the look even cuter!

  • That is a cute craft! Thanks so much for sharinG!

  • Oh this is super cute and crafty! I love it. Such a fun and adorable idea!

  • Hi Jess, I love this. Something like this would look great in my daughter’s room. Thanks for sharing.

  • Carmen Perez (listen2mama)

    Such a cute craft…very cute for any girl’s room!

  • This craft is easy, but it looks great. Thanks for the idea.

  • Such an amazing idea! Love of the different shaped buttons you used!
    I would love to have a sigh like this – so thoughtful

  • Thanks for the tutorial. I may have to try this.

  • So cute. Pinned for later. Thanks for sharing!

  • Stephanie Keeping

    This is beautiful! I love the blue background.

  • Dee

    I made something like this for a baby gift but I like yours better. LOL Very pretty!

  • This is such a cool idea – I’d love to make one for my craft room! Pinning this one for later. Thanks for sharing!

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