I saw this on Pinterest and have made a few. They’re quite simple to make but look very effective and make a nice gift. This is a quick how-to for a button initial in a frame.
I use the ‘Ribba’ frame from Ikea, which is a white, deep, 9x9inch square frame. You need a frame with depth so that the buttons don’t get squashed up against the glass. An alternative would be to use a normal frame and leave the glass out.
Measure and cut a piece of white card using the paper from the frame as a guide.
Cut out your chosen letter using a die cutting machine if you have one. Otherwise, print out your letter onto card using Word on your computer and cut it out by hand. Make it around 6 inches tall.
Stick the letter to the white card with double sided tape or glue.
Tip: Cut out two or three letters out and layer them on top of your card. This will stop your card from warping if you use too much glue.
Start putting your buttons down on top of the letter. When you’re happy with the arrangement, glue the buttons down using a wet glue like Uhu or Bostick or Anita’s Tacky Glue (PVA), preferably with a small nozzle. Overlap some of the buttons to add depth to your letter.
Repeat until you have filled the letter. Put some small gems and pearls into the spaces left by the buttons.
When dry, place it in the frame. And there you have it, a lovely gift for a new baby, Christening, birthday etc.
Instead of just using buttons, you can fill your letter with gens and pearls. It’s more time consuming because of the small pieces but looks well.
I got various gems in Inspiring Ideas in Blanchardstown. I got half pearls from the eBay seller go4beauty.