Monday, June 24, 2013

Cute as a button (pun intended)

One of the week's projects was this framed button initial
that I made as part of a gift for two of our friends that just had a baby girl.
The "A" stands for Addison. Great name!


For the background, I wanted something light and airy but I only had brown burlap.
That was until I spotted this wine tote made of white burlap that I got from a garage sale.

Like I've said before, use what you got!

A person with patience would probably sew on each individual button. 
However I am not that person. I just used a hot glue gun.
I also free-handed the letter "A" although I'm sure a stencil works too and would be easier.

The frame was originally a gold/silver so I painted it with a combination of 
Annie Sloan's Paris Grey and Old White. Then I distressed it and waxed it.

I also added a white mat to give it a more finished look and wrote baby's initials and birth date.
She's a Gemini like me :)

This was a simple project to do and (as you can see below) one that I have done a couple times before.

By the way, baby Addison is cute as a button. 
Congrats Taylor & Kelly!

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