Button explosion

Button explosion

Button explosion

Kudu artwork

You will need

  • 30cm x 40cm frame
  • packs of coloured buttons in many colours
  • decorative backing paper
  • scissors and a pencil
  • clear glue

To make

  • Print the kudu template to the correct size for your frame and cut out along the outline. Cut the backing paper to fit the frame and trace the template onto your backing paper.
  • Glue the buttons onto your kudu. Mix up the colours, using big buttons in large areas and small ones in small areas, like the tips of the horns.
  • Insert your button picture (with or without the glass) into your frame and hang on your wall.

Button tea light holders

Stick buttons all over recycled jars with clear glue for a colourful, stained glass effect when you place a lit candle inside. What pretty gifts!

Button and wire heart

You will need

  • 0.5m of thin wire l pliers
  • buttons in a variety of sizes and colours
  • ribbon

To make

  1. Lay your buttons out on a flat surface as you would like them to appear on your wire heart.
  2. Thread a button onto the end of your wire and twist the wire at the back to secure the button in place. Continue threading buttons onto the wire, bending it to secure each button in place and to create a heart shape, as you go.
  3. Once you’ve created the heart, secure the end of the wire at the back where you secured the first button, and trim.
  4. Attach the ribbon and hang up your button heart.

Home sign

You will need

  • template printed out to scale (ours measures 25.5cm x 49cm)
  • coloured buttons
  • clear glue
  • frame to fit

To make

Glue buttons inside the letter shapes, using the various shapes to create the serifs. Once dry, place in the frame and display, or give as a gift.

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