Mother’s Day Button Photo Frame

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, friends!  {Hooray!!}  If you’re in need of a quick, cute, and easy gift project that just happens to be inexpensive too, here’s One Artsy Mama to the rescue!  

BUTTON PHOTO FRAME

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All you need is:
- assorted buttons 
- an unfinished wooden photo frame {I got this one for just $1 at Michaels!}
- glue 
- acrylic paint 
- a photo

Specific buttons from the goodies Lots of Buttons sent us we used in this project:

- “Johnnie” in pink, purple, and green {12 mm} 
- “Chante” {11 mm} 
- “Tama”  {23 mm} 
- “Garnett” {11 mm}
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These happened to be buttons we had left from other projects we’ve been working on.  You can choose any size and color combination of buttons that appeal to you and match the color you want to paint your frame.

STEP 1: Paint your frame and let it dry completely.

STEP 2: Glue buttons onto the frame in any pattern you like.  My “Little Crafter” decided to put a big button {Tama} in each corner and surround it with two rows of smaller ones.

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Be sure you allow the glue to dry completely before you insert a photo and stand the frame up…no matter how much your little helper{s} might beg!
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STEP 3: Insert a photo!  We used this cute pic from our Valentine’s Day photo shoot.  I decided to change it to black-and-white so that it wouldn’t clash with the many colors in the buttons and frame.  Isn’t he adorable?!

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There you have it!  A super-easy project that little crafters of just about any age can complete without a lot of assistance…and it’s sure to melt the heart of whatever special lady receives it!  Can’t you just see the proud mamas and grandmas reacting to a handmade frame with a sweet little smiling face inside?
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What about you?  What would be your ideal Mother’s Day gift?
Hugs & Glitter,
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3 comments on Mother’s Day Button Photo Frame

  1. Emily
    May 4, 2013 at 9:47 PM (2 years ago)

    This is such a great easy project. I love the mixture of the big button with the smaller ones!

    ~Emily
    A Tossed Salad Life

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  2. Susan@Organized31
    May 5, 2013 at 12:24 AM (2 years ago)

    Love the bright spring-y colors! And of course Lil’ Crafter is pretty adorable in his photo.

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  3. Crystal
    May 6, 2013 at 2:04 AM (2 years ago)

    Super cute!! Love the button frame!! Your son is adorable!!

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