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Button Heart Frame


This simple Button Heart Frame will bring joy to your heart this Valentines Day!


I'm going to be honest, I'm not big on Valentine's Day. I don't celebrate the day and haven't in quite some time. That doesn't mean that I don't like receiving flowers and chocolate like the next girl, but I'd much rather receive cash. When it comes to gifts from my kids, however, I much prefer to get gifts that they have made. I still have a flower box that my son made for me almost 6 years ago and a card with handprints that Madison made when she was 2. A gift made with love means a lot more than a gift purchased at a store, unless it's Tiffany's of course. No girl can resist a Tiffany blue box. Madison just loves crafting and every free time she gets, she brings my craft supplies so we can get busy. Having just created my Button Spring Flowers Shadow Box, I still had a lot of buttons that I could turn into something crafty. With Valentine's Day just a few weeks away and needing something to make my home look a little more "valentiney", I decided to do a button heart frame that I could either place on my entry way table or hang on the wall. If you're not crafty, like I am, this is perfect for you. It takes approximately 20 minutes and when you're done, you'll wonder, what took you so long to use those extra buttons you had laying around.

Button Heart Frame

Supplies Needed:

Picture Frame
Buttons
Glue/Glue Gun
Glitter (optional)
(All supplies can be found at your local dollar store)


Instructions:

Step 1

Get a frame that you have no problem taking apart, preferably one from the dollar store. Discard the glass in the front or keep it to use for step 5. Take the back piece off from your frame and draw a heart on the inside. We picked up a package of already cut hearts at our dollar store and used that to trace a heart.


Step 2

Start by gluing your buttons along the heart that you just traced making your outline. This will be your guide to adding the additional buttons on the inside.


Step 3

Continue filling out your heart with your extra buttons filling up all spaces. Using different sizes makes it a lot easier. While I used pink and red buttons, you can use whatever color you want. Pastel or even primary colors are fine. Don't worry about the glue that you will see on your buttons. You can clean that up later with a cotton ball and rubbing alcohol.


Step 4

While you can stop at step 3, I decided I wanted it to look a little more 3 dimensional and added buttons on top of buttons, thus covering up all signs of the back of the frame under the buttons and giving it a 3D look. You can even go an extra mile and add a bow at the top of your heart if you're adventurous.


Step 5

If you decided to keep the glass in the frame, you can sprinkle a bit of glitter in the front of the frame before putting the back cover back in place. If you decided on getting rid of the glass, then simply place the back of the frame back in place and you're done. Easy peasy!


As mentioned, this took approximately 20 minutes, but if you use bigger buttons it will take even less. It's a cute dimensional button heart frame that you can use over and over again. You can get the kids to help out, but be careful when using the glue gun. Regular glue can also be used, but will take a bit longer to dry.

Here's to a great Valentine's Day!


Annmarie John
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  1. This is really cute! I'm going to have to get some buttons so my daughters can make it ans give to their teachers for a Valentines gift.

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  2. I am with you on Valentine's Day for various reasons, including it is the anniversary of the death of my grandfather years back. But my kids still love the day and try my best to do it up for them. This project looks like so much fun and pretty easy, too. Going to see if I can make this one soon now for my girls :)

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  3. That is the cutest thing ever! I love doing crafts for Valentine's Day. They're the best gifts to give and get.

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  4. How totally adorable. I always encourage the kids to make hand drawn cards for the holidays. I think this year, I'll follow suit and make this super cute heart!

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  5. That is a super cute idea. I love how this came out :)

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  6. I have a ton of buttons laying around in a few different tins. I think this would be cute to make with the kids and use some of them up. We don't really celebrate either other than just fun little projects / crafts with the kids.

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  7. This is just adorable! THIS is a DIY-project I can get behind. I feel like it'd be difficult to mess up!

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  8. This is such a cute project. I love how easy it is and it would be a nice gift for someone.

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  9. Hmm.. cash. That WOULD be a good Valentine's Day gift!
    My mom is big on it, and she's an art teacher, so she loves projects like this! We like it at home - to celebrate as a family. With special breakfast and small gifts.

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  10. oh my goodness that is so cute! This looks like something my daughter would love to do!

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  11. I love how this turned out!! I have so many buttons! I totally should do this button heart diy. Now, to find my hot glue gun! lol

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  12. This is so cute and I could make this with my kids to give to grandparents! Awesome! Thanks for this, I'll have to send you a pic of it when its done!

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  13. I love this button shadow box! Making a DIY gift for Valentine's Day really makes it personable and special. I think I will stir my daughter into making something like this for her grandparents. I am sure they would love it! :)

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  14. This is totally adorable. I think it would be fun to do with kids and use a variety of buttons and colors.

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  15. This is so cute. I love easy Valentine's crafts like this. It's so simple too.

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  16. This looks so simple to do and really cute. My daughters would love to do it with me.

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  17. This would be a nice craft for the little ones. They will be so proud to have that button heart hung on their bedroom wall. Sharing this with my cousin who has three little ones.

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  18. That is so beautiful. A perfect DIY gift for Valentine's Day. Either Grandma would love that form my son, and he would enjoy the work and craft! Thanks!

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  19. This is such a great idea and I love how yours turned out really cute! I wish my kids are older to help me make this but I am definitely saving this for future use.

    Belle | www.OneAwesomeMomma.com

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  20. This is such a cute idea. I love simple crafts that kids can do.

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  21. Your button art is always so cute, and this is no exception! This looks like a great Valentine's Day craft!

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  22. I love buttons and i think because my grandmother used to be a seamstress and she always had tons of them! I would love to make this in memory of her.

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  23. Such a fun and cute Valentine's day project! I love it!

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  24. That is so cute definitely something easy enough to do & still looks amazing my favorite kind of DIY

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  25. I'm seriously super obsessed with this button heart frame! It's so festive for the holidays but perfect for a girls room~

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  26. This looks like a fun and busy project. It reminds me of some of the techniques needed for doing a jigsaw puzzle, establishing the border first and such.

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  27. that is really unique and cute idea! i like it!

    -Our Family World

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  28. This looks great! I think buttons are such a fun idea for arts and crafts, especially when its fun like this one. Super cute! - Jeanine

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  29. This button heart is too cute! And it's perfect for the upcoming holiday. I love easy crafts like this one.

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  30. this is soooo cute!! i want to try this with my daughter! perfect bonding time! lol.

    -dana

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  31. What a sweet idea and it looks easy enough for me to accomplish, despite not being very crafty. You could even place a special photo in the center of the heart.

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  32. This is really too cute! We were just discussing upping our Valentine's day decor game! My kids will love helping me make this!

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  33. What a neat idea. I'm thinking of this for beyond valentines day... would be neat in different colors and put on a photo wall.

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  34. This is so cute! I have always wanted to do button art. I've pinned so many great photos of things that I'd love to do.

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  35. This is such a cute and simple craft DIY. My girls would love to make one of these! Thanks for sharing.

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  36. That is so cute! I have jars of buttons at my house - I think I might have to see if I can sort out some pretty pink/red ones!

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  37. I love that this craft is so simple and easy enough that we can do it with even our littlest kid! And it is perfect for Valentine's Day! Off to collect buttons

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  38. I love that this craft is so simple and easy enough that we can do it with even our littlest kid! And it is perfect for Valentine's Day! Off to collect buttons

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  39. We have tons of buttons laying around the house. I think I have a box of them somewhere as well. My daughter would love to make this as she's been itching to get into those buttons, haha.

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  40. This is the cutest craft. I need to make this for Valentines Day.

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  41. This is adorable! I wish I had a whole bunch of buttons to make this with. I think it would look great near my desk.

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  42. This is such a cute idea! It's so simple and easy to do which is great.

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  43. Oh wow this is so cute!! My youngest daughter would absolutely adore this!! I have tons of unused buttons and might make this for her for Valentines day!

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  44. That's such a cute idea! It seems like something that even my kids could help with.

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  45. I love this idea. It's perfect for my three year old and I know my six year old will love this too. I think we will do these for their grandparents for VDay.

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  46. Oh this is oh so adorable! Not so sure if I can do this though, it looks easy but I'm sure once I start doing it, it'll look a hot mess.

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  47. This is such a cute little craft! So easy and fun for the whole family!

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  48. I agree that handmade gifts are so much more meaningful! My husband and I celebrate with trips and outings rather than material items.

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  49. This is such a cute craft for Valentine's Day. Most people have a lot of buttons put away or lying around so it's easy to round them up and use them to create fun projects like this one.

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  50. This is such a sweet DIY for Valentine's Day. I love homemade gifts too, especially to give to that one person who has everything. I can't wait to try this. Thanks for sharing.

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