Friday, October 3, 2014

I knew I wanted to make some crafts for two expecting moms. I saw this button elephant and I knew this would fit in with one of the nurseries that was Jungle themed. First I needed my canvas and buttons.





That's my assistant, Chloe. I decided I needed to sort the buttons by color so I could easily find the color and shape button I was looking for. I used an ice cube tray to sort the buttons by color and size.



I googled elephant clip art and found a few that I liked. I cut them out and placed them with my canvas to decide which one I liked best.




I decided on this guy

I traced him onto the canvas and painted that a color similar to the color buttons I was using.


I turned on some Angel on netflix and started glueing buttons



Here is the finished elephant



Once I had completed the elephant, I made a monkey inspired by the Rockstar Monkey print that my other friend's nursery was themed with.



I really like how these came out and the moms did too. They were fun and relatively easy to make. The hardest part was placing the buttons and not burning my fingers on the glue coming out of the holes and all the hot glue stringy pieces.
10/03/2014 02:55:00 PM Danielle
I knew I wanted to make some crafts for two expecting moms. I saw this button elephant and I knew this would fit in with one of the nurseries that was Jungle themed. First I needed my canvas and buttons.





That's my assistant, Chloe. I decided I needed to sort the buttons by color so I could easily find the color and shape button I was looking for. I used an ice cube tray to sort the buttons by color and size.



I googled elephant clip art and found a few that I liked. I cut them out and placed them with my canvas to decide which one I liked best.




I decided on this guy

I traced him onto the canvas and painted that a color similar to the color buttons I was using.


I turned on some Angel on netflix and started glueing buttons



Here is the finished elephant



Once I had completed the elephant, I made a monkey inspired by the Rockstar Monkey print that my other friend's nursery was themed with.



I really like how these came out and the moms did too. They were fun and relatively easy to make. The hardest part was placing the buttons and not burning my fingers on the glue coming out of the holes and all the hot glue stringy pieces.
A while back I had pinned this on my Pinterest board. The link to the original tutorial is long gone now it seems but I thought I'd post my projects anyway.







Here is an example of one in progress




To start this project I typically went to Michaels and bought the two pack of 8x10 blank canvas. The rhinestones came in a giant pack of like 1000 from Joann Fabric. The large gems are actually jewelry pieces that I found for super cheap on clearance. The ones on the H canvas are just scrap book stickers. I took the font Scriptina and wrote out the letters in the size I wanted and then printed and cut them out. I placed those on the canvas first and then added the big gems. After that it was just gluing down all the different colored rhinestones. One of these is mine and hangs in my office at work, the second one was a bridal shower gift and the last one was a present for my sister.
10/03/2014 02:46:00 PM Danielle
A while back I had pinned this on my Pinterest board. The link to the original tutorial is long gone now it seems but I thought I'd post my projects anyway.







Here is an example of one in progress




To start this project I typically went to Michaels and bought the two pack of 8x10 blank canvas. The rhinestones came in a giant pack of like 1000 from Joann Fabric. The large gems are actually jewelry pieces that I found for super cheap on clearance. The ones on the H canvas are just scrap book stickers. I took the font Scriptina and wrote out the letters in the size I wanted and then printed and cut them out. I placed those on the canvas first and then added the big gems. After that it was just gluing down all the different colored rhinestones. One of these is mine and hangs in my office at work, the second one was a bridal shower gift and the last one was a present for my sister.