Skip to Content

Button Canvas Art: the Easiest You’ll Ever Make!

If you are looking for an original project for Valentine’s Day, this aqua button canvas art will do the trick. The special touch is the glitter heart.

Button Canvas Art: the Easiest You'll Ever Make!

Most of you know I love buttons. So to celebrate “My Aqua Valentine,” I decided to do another button canvas – in none other than . . . turquoise.

Wouldn’t this button canvas art make some fun wall art or a mantel display? As you can see down in the lower left, there is a blingy little heart:

If you are looking for an original project for Valentine's Day, this aqua button canvas will do the trick. The special touch is the glitter heart.

If you are traditional Valentine’s Day person, you can do this in pink or red, but of course I encourage a shade of blue since that is the theme. Here’s how to make it.

Button Canvas Wall Art

Gather These Supplies

If you are looking for an original project for Valentine's Day, this aqua button canvas will do the trick. The special touch is the glitter heart.

Paint the canvas white. A canvas typically comes un-prepped, so you are preparing the surface by painting it. Let it dry.

If you are looking for an original project for Valentine's Day, this aqua button canvas will do the trick. The special touch is the glitter heart.

I wanted a border around the edge of my canvas, so I used a ruler, pencil and stencil tape to make one. The border was 1/4″ inside the rim of the canvas, and it was 1/4″ wide.

Use a pencil to mark where the tape should go, then tape just on the outside of the pencil marks. That way, when you paint, you cover the pencil marks.

If you are looking for an original project for Valentine's Day, this aqua button canvas will do the trick. The special touch is the glitter heart.

I overlapped the tape at each intersection.

If you are looking for an original project for Valentine's Day, this aqua button canvas will do the trick. The special touch is the glitter heart.

Then I used my craft knife to trim away the excess stencil tape. Be sure not to cut through the canvas.

If you are looking for an original project for Valentine's Day, this aqua button canvas will do the trick. The special touch is the glitter heart.

Use a spouncer or paint brush to paint your border. Give several coats and peel up the stencil tape while still wet. Then let the paint dry.

If you are looking for an original project for Valentine's Day, this aqua button canvas will do the trick. The special touch is the glitter heart.

Seal the canvas with a coat of Mod Podge.

If you are looking for an original project for Valentine's Day, this aqua button canvas will do the trick. The special touch is the glitter heart.

Use buttons to lay out your wreath pattern. This takes some time, but it’s fun.

If you are looking for an original project for Valentine's Day, this aqua button canvas will do the trick. The special touch is the glitter heart.

Glue each button down separately. If you have shaky fingers like I do, then tweezers help you pick out the tiny buttons and then put them back in (with a dab of glue).

If you are looking for an original project for Valentine's Day, this aqua button canvas will do the trick. The special touch is the glitter heart.

Paint your wooden heart with a coat of Turquoise. Let it dry and then paint three coats of Extreme Glitter over the top. Glue your heart to a spot on the wreath.

If you are looking for an original project for Valentine's Day, this aqua button canvas will do the trick. The special touch is the glitter heart.

Let everything dry before displaying your button canvas. I’m loving all the aqua and turquoise in my life right now.


Come back for more My Aqua Valentine projects all this week.

These valentine decorations are SO easy! Use fabric and Mod Podge to create wall art with embroidery hoops. Hang anywhere you like.
← Previous
Valentine Decor: Embroidery Hoop Wall Hangings
Next →
Valentine's Day Crafts Made with Mod Podge

janet

Monday 12th of March 2012

thats a lovely canvas,something different from flowers and faces...cool and easy to make

Our Pinteresting Family

Sunday 26th of February 2012

I've never used Mod Podge before but I think this might be a project I might not be too intimidated to handle. It's beautiful and I love your colors. I saw your blog on the tater tots and jello link party. I'm your newest follower. :) ~ Megan

creativejewishmom/sara

Friday 24th of February 2012

so cute and so you! I knew when I saw the little photo on the party list that it had to be yours! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday! xoxoxoxo

Heather

Thursday 23rd of February 2012

Hi Amy! I love Mod-Podge too! I saw your link at the Somwhat Simple linky party and had to stop by to say hello and get a better look at your DIY! Luv it!! I am pinning this project on my DIY pinboard as a must do! So glad I found your blog - I am your newest follower. Please visit my blog and say hello. I love making new bloggy friends, comments and followers :) Have a wonderful day! Heather @ settingforfour.blogspot.com

Ann @ makethebestofthings

Tuesday 21st of February 2012

First the color grabbed me and then the cute jumped up and caught my attention. Love everything about this project. Very colorful and clever and so adaptable to other colors and even holidays. Good job!

Comments are closed.