Buttons can be used for much more than clothing! Use them to make button art for your home – here are 25+ ideas. These are so easy!
Once upon a time I did some DIY wall decor with buttons – and it turns out you really like button art! I completely agree; I love it too.
Turns out there are all sorts of things you can do with buttons, from wall art to jewelry to thumbtacks. This is exactly why I keep a big plastic container of buttons on my craft shelves, for button art ideas just like the ones you’ll see below.
Button crafts are fantastic because anyone can do them – and sometimes you’re just looking for an easy craft project. It’s nearly impossible to find a difficult project made with buttons (maybe I’m issuing a challenge to you?).
What glue do you use for button art?
You’ll definitely want to use a craft glue like Aleene’s – something tacky that provides enough grab. Mod Podge is a great decoupage medium, but it’s not strong enough. E-6000 works too but it’s overkill. Tacky glue is best!
If you’re ready to dive in, take a peek at one of the 25+ button art ideas below. You’re going to love each and every one of them. The only hard part is choosing which one to do first! I’d love to hear what you select in the comments.
Buttons aren't just for sewing! Use your button collection or extras from sewing projects to make the cutest art for your home. Here are a bunch of ideas!
Button Canvas Art
Learn how to make this button canvas art the easy way! Add a simple painted border and then make a circle of buttons. Such cute wall art.
Button Wall Decor
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.
Four Seasons Button Tree Wall Art
Celebrate the four seasons with this cool canvas art! I love the bold colors and the fact that it's such a large statement piece.
This button globe is really simple to create using only a few supplies. It’s a bit time consuming to make, but the end results are totally worth it!
Wall Art Monogram for a Bedroom
Lizzie was on the hunt for some cute art for a toddler bedroom, and that's when she came up with this unique idea with buttons. I love that she added thread too.
DIY Button Art Tree
You don’t have to be a tree hugger to love this tutorial, although it does make a great Earth Day craft! Whip up this DIY button art project for a playroom or baby’s nursery using the free template.
Over the (Button) Rainbow
Rainbows are always in style as far as I'm concerned. First you'll draw and color the rainbow, then glue the buttons on top to make an awesome piece of art.
Ice Cream Cone Button Art
“I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!” Get an ice cream inspired button art tutorial that looks delicious and so absolutely yummy hanging on your wall or sitting on your shelf.
Hot Air Balloon Button Art
Tricia made this art for her son's nursery! I love that it's in a shadowbox, so there's some dimension to it. Plus I love all the colors of buttons she used.
These button cupcakes look almost as delicious as the real thing! I absolutely love the treatment that Dot gave to the chocolate icing, with a variety of beautiful buttons in brown.
Unicorn Button Art
Bling up your child’s walls with this fun unicorn button art project! You get to use a combination of buttons, rhinestones, and other blingy objects.
DIY Owl Button Craft
Are you an owl lover? I definitely am - I have a tattoo of one on my leg! Get a template to make your own owl button craft that you can customize in any colors.
Valentine's Day Button Heart
You can find a wood heart at pretty much any craft store. Grab some buttons and get decorating to make a unique piece of art you can put on the mantel or anywhere else you like to decorate for Valentine's Day.
DIY Valentine’s Day Button Heart
Paula used some of her grandmother's buttons to make this unique canvas - and I love the vintage feel! This idea is perfect for old buttons.
St. Patrick's Day Button Art
Button Art is an easy and fun DIY project to add festive decor to your St. Patrick's Day party! All you need are buttons, scrapbook paper, a shamrock cutout, a glue stick, a hot glue gun and a frame (without glass). Use your imagination to get creative with your designs!
DIY Easter Egg Button Art
This is such a fun and relatively simple project that results in a gorgeous piece of custom artwork for your home decor. How cute would this be as part of your Easter mantel display?
Starfish Wall Art with Buttons
Make this simple starfish wall art with buttons and a canvas. This coastal craft is a great way to upcycle and reuse old buttons.
Back to School Apple Button Craft
Create a fun button apple art piece in less than fifteen minutes with only a few simple supplies. Perfect for a teacher gift!
How to Make Leaf Button Art on a Canvas
I absolutely LOVE this leaf art made with buttons and a bunch of smaller beads! The pretty beads in green, yellow, and green really make for a pretty fall.
Skull Made of Buttons
I kind of have a thing for skulls, so I got pretty tickled when I saw this skulligan made of buttons. You can put it on a pillow like in the post, or on a canvas, or wherever you like.
Candy Corn Button Art
If you're looking for some simple fall decor that works through Halloween, this candy corn craft is going to be your favorite! Very easy with just three colors of buttons.
Bright and Easy Button Pumpkin
Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere! That's what I love about fall! Combine buttons with glitter on a black background to make some unique autumn decor.
DIY Halloween Wall Art Made with Buttons
Make EASY Halloween wall art using buttons! This canvas art project is so easy, even a kid could make it. Perfect Halloween decor!
DIY Mitten Art with Buttons
My favorite part of this cute mitten is the little cuff with the two snowflake buttons! This would be perfect decor for winter.
Penguin Button Art
This is such an easy idea that even the kids are going to love! Make this cute penguin on canvas using some buttons . . . including snowflake buttons.
Cardinal Button Craft
Add some button Christmas art featuring a cardinal bird to your home decor! So easy to put together that even young children can make this winter craft.
Easy DIY Button Snowman Craft
If you have a spare piece of scrap wood, then you'll just need some buttons to make this snowman art. Perfect for Christmas and winter, and kids love to help with it.
What do you think about these cute button ideas? I’d love to know in the comments!
Monday 1st of May 2023
I love the way you use the buttons and I want to do some too.
Saturday 27th of August 2022
I love button art. Your work is outstanding. I would like to make a John Deere tractor for my nephew in greens, yellows and black. Where do you source your buttons? Thank you and continue to be amazing.