I had the honor of helping my bestie with a craft for her niece’s baby shower. We scoured Pinterest for ideas and both fell in love with this craft from Home with Mandy–a button monogram craft. I loved how this turned out and so did the mom-to-be. Even though I’m done having babies, I would love to make one of these just for me! This one was made for a girl using pink, green, white and fun patterned buttons. You could easily make one for a boy using boy-colored and patterned buttons. It was so fun because everyone got to pick out buttons and glue them on, making a one-of-a-kind piece of art to hang in the baby’s nursery.
What you will need:
- Frame (old or new…we used an old frame bought at a garage sale and painted it white)
- Paint for frame (optional)
- Spray adhesive
- Flat, cardboard letter
- Various craft buttons
- Hot glue gun
- A happy heart
1. We started with an old frame my best friend bought at a garage sale. She discarded the glass, set the cardboard backing aside and painted the frame white.
2. Next, using spray adhesive, we glued a piece of burlap to the front of the cardboard backing–trimming any excess off.
3. Once the burlap was dry, we hot glued our flat cardboard letter in the center of the muslin backing.
4. We then inserted it into our painted frame.
5. At the shower, we had a craft table set up and laid the monogram frame out along with a hot glue gun and bowls with the buttons.
6. I manned the craft station and helped everyone glue buttons on the cardboard letter throughout the baby shower.
7. When everyone had a turn, I filled in the blank spots, overlapping buttons here and there of varying sizes and colors.
That’s it! I think it turned out adorable. Now little baby has a keepsake made with love to welcome her into the world. Enjoy!