Friday, November 9, 2007

Cute As A Button

You've never seen "buttons" like these before! I used just ordinary wooden plaques from the craft store and decoupaged them, drill holes in them to turn them into buttons, and then sewed them into the pillows. What do you think??

Materials Checklist:
Two(5" or 3-1/2")wood discs for each pillow
Acrylic paints (coordinating colors)
Acrylic or sponge brushes
Aleene's Instant Decoupage glues (Matte)
Decoupage paper, gift wrap or greeting cards
Paint pen (gold metallic)
Cording or ribbon (narrow enough for upholstery needle)
8" upholstery needle

  • 1. Drill two "button" holes in each disc. Sand wood discs.
  • 2. Paint disc and allow to dry.
  • 3. Apply decoupage paper onto disc with Instant Decoupage. Let dry. Embellish "button" with gold metallic paint pen.
  • 4. Sew button on front and back of pillow with ribbon, using upholstery needle. Tie ribbon into bow on back.
Tip: Other ideas for decoupaged buttons...old photos on tapestry pillows, nursery rhymes on gingham or plaid pillows, cartoon characters - on primary colored pillows or snap shots on denim pillows.


BellaKarma said...

You're right! I've never seen buttons like those before. Very Cool, Indeed!

Pattie Donham said...

I keep planning to do this idea with all my kids pictures, aon black and white pillows. There's just not enough time in the day, dammit!