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Easy Button Wall Art with on a Budget

If you are looking for cheap DIY wall decor with a pop of color, you’ll love this EASY button wall art! I created it using a dollar store frame.

Skills Required: Beginner. Even if you don’t have much crafting experience, you should be able to complete this project. You’ll be spray painting and attaching paper to a background with Mod Podge.

If you are looking for cheap DIY wall decor with a pop of color, you'll love this EASY button art! I created it using a dollar store frame.

When I say this is the EASIEST button wall art project you’ll ever try – I mean it! I love kitschy little home decor items/wall hangings, because a little color goes a long way to spice up a room.

ESPECIALLY when you live in an apartment (hello Mod Podge Command Central) and you can’t paint the walls.

I have a love affair with buttons; I would marry them if I could. So I decided to spice up a boring wall in my room with this cute little button art piece, incorporating my very favorite buttons and, of course, Mod Podge.

Here’s how to make my simple button wall art.

Button Wall Decor

Gather These Supplies

  • Frame – mine is from the Dollar Tree
  • Spray Paint or Acrylic Paint
  • Mod Podge Gloss
  • Flat paintbrush
  • Scrapbook paper – one sheet
  • Buttons – as many as you want; I used 15
  • Craft glue
  • Craft knife and mat
  • Pencil or pen

Let’s do this thing!

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You are going to laugh, but I actually had this frame, spray painted Robin’s Blue, in my craft stash. I don’t remember when I spray painted it nor do I know where the back went.

I do know that I got the frame from Dollar Tree and that it was black.When you get your frame, you can spray paint it like I did or paint it with acrylic paint (color of your choice).

You’ll want to seal it with Mod Podge though, because spray paint will chip off of cheap frames. Whatever you do, start with a frame.

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Because I lost the back of my frame, I had to cut a frame back from a spare piece of cardboard. This was SO easy. Just measure and cut with an X-Acto. If you are not absent minded and have your frame back, skip this step.

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Lay your frame back down onto your sheet of scrapbook paper and trace. I actually had a Sassafras Lass sheet from the Nerdy Bird collection that looked like lined school paper. I liked it. Cut it out with your craft knife.

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Use your flat paintbrush to paint a medium layer of Mod Podge onto your frame back. Coat thoroughly.

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Quickly place down your scrapbook paper and SMOOTH. Keep smoothing until all of the bubbles are removed.

You can use your hands – you see that I am using a brayer. Love this tool; great investment if you don’t have one! Allow to dry for 15 – 20 minutes.

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Once the paper is dry, paint over the top with Mod Podge. Apply a medium coat and allow to dry again.

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Place the back into the frame – you are almost done! Now you just have to glue down the buttons. I picked 15 buttons from my stash and laid them out before I glued them down (spaced them how I wanted them).

Yield: 1 wall art

Button Wall Decor

If you are looking for cheap DIY wall decor with a pop of color, you'll love this EASY button art! I created it using a dollar store frame.

This button art is really easy to make! Great for using up leftover buttons, or for when you want a funky piece of wall art.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $2

Materials

  • Frame - mine is from the Dollar Tree
  • Spray Paint or Acrylic Paint
  • Mod Podge Gloss
  • Scrapbook paper - one sheet
  • Buttons - as many as you want; I used 15
  • Craft glue

Tools

  • Flat paintbrush
  • Craft knife and mat
  • Pencil or pen

Instructions

  1. Remove the frame back and spray paint or paint your frame with acrylic paint (color of your choice).
  2. Remove the backer of your frame that you can use to create a background. If your frame doesn't have one, create it with cardboard and a craft knife.
  3. Lay your frame back down onto your sheet of scrapbook paper and trace. Cut it out with your craft knife.
  4. Use your flat paintbrush to paint a medium layer of Mod Podge onto your frame back. Coat thoroughly.
  5. Quickly place down your scrapbook paper and SMOOTH. Keep smoothing until all of the bubbles are removed.
  6. You can use your hands - you see that I am using a brayer. Love this tool; great investment if you don't have one! Allow to dry for 15 - 20 minutes.
  7. Once the paper is dry, paint over the top with Mod Podge. Apply a medium coat and allow to dry again.
  8. Place the back into the frame and glue down the buttons using craft glue. Let dry before hanging.

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Need a lead on some cool buttons? Go here for some great selection and deals.

If you are looking for cheap DIY wall decor with a pop of color, you'll love this EASY button art! I created it using a dollar store frame.

Let your button wall art dry about 24 hours before you hang. Isn’t this DIY wall art easy? Make two or three for a cute little button art series on your wall.


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jossie

Thursday 28th of March 2013

I so love this. H ave started getting materials together. Soooooooooooo neat!!

Carolina

Thursday 21st of February 2013

Such a fun way to display buttons!!

Lori

Wednesday 18th of July 2012

This is perfect! My friend has a 3yo daughter who is moving into a "big girl room". When asked how she wanted her room to look, she said she wanted BUTTONS all over. Thanks for a great project!

Anonymous

Wednesday 14th of March 2012

Love it. I did something similar but used similar old buttons (pearlized,same colour,etc) and used card stock solid colour and pasted buttons on. Was able to put glass back on (had to use duct tape on some to keep together . Have a full wall of these in bedroom. Looks great

~amy~

Saturday 6th of August 2011

love love love this!

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