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Halloween Button Art That’s Easy to Make!

Make EASY Halloween button art for your wall! This canvas art project is so easy, even a kid could make it. Perfect Halloween decor!

Skills Required: Beginner. Even if you’ve only Mod Podged a few times, you’ll be good for this project. Just allow for proper drying times to prevent wrinkles on the background.

Halloween Button Art

You know Halloween is my favorite holiday, so I had to do my part to contribute to the crafty projects out there. I wanted a door hanging and I wanted to use buttons – this Halloween wall art is what I came up with. I’m tickled pink (I mean purple, orange and black) about my new DIY Halloween decoration!

This button wall art would make a great Halloween craft for kids . . . that’s how simple it is. I’m thinking that I should do one for Christmas as well, but we’re so not even there yet, right?

Here’s how I made this lovely Halloween craft.

Halloween Canvas Art

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Picking orange and black buttons out of a plastic container

Diving into my button bin is one of life’s little pleasures. As you can see, I pulled out a bunch of orange and black buttons in various sizes.

I wasn’t sure how many I was going to use, so I just made sure that I had a bunch. Set them aside.

Square canvas

Here’s my square canvas. The only reason that I’m showing you this picture is to mention that you probably won’t want to go any smaller than 12″ x 12″ because it will be difficult to make your buttons into a wreath – especially if you have larger buttons. You can go bigger if you would like.

Cutting the purple paper with a craft knife and ruler

Cut your purple paper to fit a square inside of the canvas. I think I left a little over an inch on all sides, so that would make my paper a little under 10 inches square. Set your paper aside.

Painting a canvas with white acrylic paint

Paint your canvas white. This isn’t necessarily required, but if you feel the canvas, it’s very textured without a coat of paint.

I always coat a canvas with paint to prepare it, even if it’s white. Paint helps smooth it out. That and I become nervous if a canvas isn’t painted – weird quirk.

Spreading the Mod Podge on the canvas with a paintbrush

Grab your Mod Podge and spread it onto the canvas in a medium layer. Make sure to have your purple paper close by.

Smoothing the purple paper down onto the canvas

Quickly put your paper down onto the canvas and smooth, smooth, smooth. The great thing about canvas is that it is flat, so you can smooth from the front and from the back.

Wipe away any Mod Podge that comes out the sides. Allow to dry for 15 – 20 minutes.

Applying Mod Podge over the top of the purple paper

You may notice in this picture that the color of my paper has changed. Yep! I messed up the first time around.

My paper was kattywompus on the Halloween wall art, so either the canvas wasn’t straight or my vision wasn’t. Hmmm.

I cut a new piece of paper and Podged it down, then waiting the 15 – 20 minutes.

Once it’s dry, spread a layer over the entire canvas. Allow to dry.

Gluing the buttons to the purple background

Whee, buttons!! This is the part that takes some time and little adjusting. Grab your buttons and start placing them down in a circle on the purple paper.

You’ll be replacing small buttons with larger ones, moving some to make your wreath look more circular and then switching positions.

You’ll get there eventually! Once you are happy with your buttons positioning, glue them down with the craft glue.

Making dashes around the edge of the purple paper

My Halloween wall art needed a little something extra, so I took my Sharpie and added some “stitching” around the paper and then in the corners. You might want to use a ruler to help you. I had to.

Gluing bats onto Halloween wall art

As a finishing touch, cut your bats out of felt (either with your die cutter or by hand) and then glue onto your Halloween wall art. Allow to dry before displaying.

Halloween Button Art

If you enjoyed making this Halloween wall art, I’d love for you to check out these other holiday ideas:


Friday 14th of September 2012

This is adorable, Amy. I added it to my fall decor round-up. xoxo

Lindsay @ Artsy-Fartsy Mama

Sunday 25th of September 2011

Love this! I also wanted to let you know I featured it on my blog today. Feel free to grab a button :)


Monday 18th of October 2010

Thanks so much for linking up at the FaveCrafts blog hop! That button wreath is cute (I love buttons)!! I hope to see your link next month too :)


Friday 15th of October 2010

That is super!!! And may I add, I love your Halloween Black nails...I have glow in the dark nail polish, it's tons o' fun for the season.

My Show n Tell is my newest Witch for my collection.

The link is HERE I'd love to have you stop by for a visit.


Thursday 14th of October 2010