Masterpiece Monday – Thrifty Makes Button Board

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This week I have been looking at all sorts of ways to jazz up items that are really not that pretty.  I have discovered so many things that each month I am going to have a Thrifty Thursday and explore ways to alter items.  This is exactly what I have done with this pin board that I found in the pound shop.  It was so simple to create and yet such a stunning effect!

I would just like to mention that the pictures towards the end are a bit shadow filled as I ended up working into the evening and really struggled with the lighting. Roll on summer months!

I will be back on the first Thursday of next month to share with you another thrifty make!

Thrifty Makes Button Board Photo

Products

Pin Board – I found mine in the local pound shop.
Buttons – Do Crafts Capsule Collection Spots and Stripes – Again these are only £3.00 for a huge bag!
12 x 12″ Paper – Do Crafts Capsule Collection Spots and Strips
Ribbon – Do Crafts Capsule Collection Spots and Strips
Bows – Do Crafts Capsule Collection Spots and Strips
Paper Flowers – Do Crafts Capsule Collection Spots and Strips
Twine – Do Crafts Capsule Collection Spots and Strips
Alphabet Die – Do Crafts X Cut Alphabet Die – Abracadabra
Border Punch – Do Crafts X Cut Leafy Lace Border Punch

The Steps

Step 1
Start off with the blank board and lots of buttons of different shapes and colours.

Thrifty Makes Button Board Photo #1

Thrifty Makes Button Board Photo #2

Step 2
Using patterned paper cover the white board part so that it fits exactly.

Thrifty Makes Button Board Photo #3

Step 3
Start covering the frame around the board with buttons.  Adhere them with a hot glue gun and make sure some overlap so that you are left with no gaps.

Thrifty Makes Button Board Photo #4

Step 4
Work your way around the whole board.

Thrifty Makes Button Board Photo #5

Step 5
Once it is covered it will look something like this.

Thrifty Makes Button Board Photo #6

Step 6
Die cut the words Just A Note from pastel coloured cardstock.

Thrifty Makes Button Board Photo #7

Step 7
Then adhere to spotty patterned paper.

Thrifty Makes Button Board Photo #8

Step 8
Layer into coloured cardstock and punch the bottom edge to give it some decoration.

Thrifty Makes Button Board Photo #9

Step 9
Add a ribbon border and a bow.

Thrifty Makes Button Board Photo #10

Step 10
Adhere this section to the centre of the patterned paper section of the board.

Thrifty Makes Button Board Photo #11

Step 11
Add a flower to embellish with a button in the centre, tie some twine through the button to add a bit of decoration.

Thrifty Makes Button Board Photo #12

Step 12
Add some bows amongst the buttons and a twine bow to the pin board section.

Thrifty Makes Button Board Photo #13


TIP

Plan where you are going to stick the buttons so that you don’t end up with a large block of colour or lots of the same sized buttons in one place.

 

Please feel free to leave a comment or contact me if you have any questions about this or any of my other creations.

8 Comments

8 Comments on Masterpiece Monday – Thrifty Makes Button Board

  1. Claire
    February 11, 2013 at 10:15 (4 years ago)

    Gorgeous what a pretty project to make.

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  2. Maureen
    February 11, 2013 at 12:10 (4 years ago)

    Great idea

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  3. Joan
    February 11, 2013 at 13:29 (4 years ago)

    Fabulous tutorial thanks for sharing – what a wonderful idea.

    Joan x

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  4. Tracy
    February 11, 2013 at 15:13 (4 years ago)

    Very pretty, nice topic too xxx

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  5. Linda Simpson
    February 11, 2013 at 16:52 (4 years ago)

    WOW this is fabulous Katie, I bet you went through a lot of buttons!

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  6. jane
    February 11, 2013 at 17:20 (4 years ago)

    A great project, thanks for sharing how you did it, you must have a lot of patience sticking all those buttons on! lol

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  7. Anne-Marie
    February 11, 2013 at 18:11 (4 years ago)

    Love it, I have one of those plain cork boards that needs sprucing up 🙂 not sure if I’ve got the patience to stick on all those buttons though haha x

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  8. Mike
    February 12, 2013 at 21:24 (4 years ago)

    I can honestly say that even before I got 1/8th of the way around I’d run out of either buttons, glue, patience or time. It’s a magnificent project but like a jigsaw; too many pieces for a simple mind like mine. Lol, You are just one crafting wizard woman and put people like me to shame. :0) Mx

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