Friday, June 22, 2012

Burlap & Buttons Monogram

Hey everyone!  Happy happy happy Friday!  It's been a long week here at the Cole House, and I am beat.  However, I did want to share a button monogram that I made a few days ago.  Remember this?  I couldn't resist.  Here it is!

All you need is a canvas, some burlap (or other material of choice) cut about 3 inches larger than your canvas, a variety pack of coordinating buttons, glue, and a heave-duty stapler.

First, staple the fabric onto the the back of the canvas.  Start from the middle, and work your way out, tightening as you go.

Next, trim the corners so you don't have a ton of fabric to form your corners.

Then fold like you're wrapping a present and trim as necessary.

If you've ever reupholstered furniture, this should be a cinch!  Then just glue your buttons in the shape of your letter, layering to fill in the gaps.

I also attached a ribbon for hanging by stapling it to the top edge of the canvas.

Another easy-peasy project!

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  1. Jamie, this is so very doable and adorable. I'm going to have to figure out how to work something like this into some spot in my house. Thanks for the idea and thanks for stopping by to leave me a sweet comment!

  2. Wow I really love this and a perfect way to use up my stash of buttons :)
    I found you through the Under 300 followers linky :)

  3. Hi Jamie over from Kathe's. I make all my families Christmas gifts and I have two granddaughters that this will be perfect for. I will use a pink fabric as they are so very girly girl. Thanks so much.

  4. Found this on A to Z super fun. I love both buttons and burlap.

  5. Darling idea...thanks for sharing it at NTT.


  6. This is so cute. Love that you get big impact from a not so difficult project. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you next week.

  7. I so want to do this! Now it looks like I'll have to. Thanks.

  8. This is awesome! Love. This! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Jen @ Noting Grace

  9. Burlap and buttons! The perfect combination =) Love this!

  10. Found you through the Trendy Treehouse and am now a follower! Have had "button monogram" on my to do list for ages. After seeing how well yours turned out I think I need to get my act together and try it!

  11. Turned out cute! Found you via Southern Lovely! Follow back?!

  12. Very cute! I've been wanting to do something like this too! It looks awesome :D

  13. Love this!! Thanks so much for linking up to our Pinteresting Link Party!

  14. Love this monogram! So cute with the burlap! I am a fellow party at Savvy Southern Style!

  15. Sweet and simple project! I have a ton of old buttons - think I'll be making one of these very soon. Thanks for sharing your tutorial!

  16. So very pretty!
    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

  17. Very cute monogram. It turned out great!


  18. This is so cute! thanks for sharing. I am totally pinning this ^^)

    see you at the party this week. have a fab weekend!


  19. The buttons and burlap look so great together! So cute!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime. I'm definitely pinning this.

  20. Jamie!! This is absolutely beautiful!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! Don't forget to swing by this evening.. I can't wait to see what you link up! :)

  21. Hello, new follower here and I’d like to invite you to join me at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop:

    I hope you can make it!


    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick


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