What do you need? Well, here you go:
--Canvas of some sort. I chose burlap, found at Wal-Mart
--Hot Glue Gun and Glue
--Buttons. Lots of Buttons
First thing I did was measure the canvas and head for the computer. In Word, I made a text box the size of the canvas so I knew how large I could go. Pick a font and print. Cut out your letter so you have a stencil to work with - remember this part when you are choosing your font. :)
I took my cut out letter and my pencil and traced it lightly onto my canvas.
|Look closely, you can see my stenciled letter H.|
After that I eyeballed my buttons and tried to keep things mostly straight and level on the first layer. Glue glue glue.
|I cheated and filled in gaps as I went along in some cases.|
I haven't added a ribbon yet, but that's next on my agenda. Although, you don't have to have it - this would sit in an easel just fine, as long as it was proped on the wooden border and not the empty canvas section in back.
My favorite part of this one? The bits of thread and cloth still in some of the buttons. Just imagine the stories it could tell!
Anyway, this took me less than 15 minutes to glue, but I wasn't overly picky about my buttons. If you are pickier, you might need to do some presorting by size, shades of colors, etc.
SO, what do you think? Share your thoughts and any photos if you try your hand at it!