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Button and Bead Art

Over the past few months, I have seen so many beautiful craft projects and art using buttons. I never had enough buttons at home to do a project for myself until I was able to buy a package of buttons at a craft store (thank goodness for coupons). Those pretty buttons inspired me to create some colorful canvas art.

I used the following supplies:

  • Acrylic paint (Peacock Blue, Pool Blue, and White)
  • 12×12 inch canvas
  • Craft glue
  • Buttons
  • Beads
  • Heidi Grace Designs paper tree
  • Scissors

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I began by painting the canvas with the white and Peacock Blue paint that I mixed together.

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Next I lightly painted on top of the other colors with the Pool Blue paint. I wanted the canvas to showcase different shades of blue.

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Once the paint was dry, I cut the paper tree and glued it on the canvas.

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**The paper tree was a part of the Heidi Grace Designs Project Pad which included several stickers and paper cutouts.

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The last and best part of this project was adding the beads and buttons to the canvas using craft glue. I was free to design the materials any way I wanted. I didn’t have to worry about making a mess or if the project was perfect. I just focused on trying to make whimsical-looking scenery.

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I spread a thick layer of glue on the top part of the canvas, then I added the larger buttons. I glued the smaller buttons on top to fill in any holes. For the bottom part of the canvas, I spread another layer of glue, then I sprinkled the beads until the glue was no longer visible.

Here’s the finished canvas:

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This art project is a fun activity to do with children. My son enjoyed helping me paint and playing with the buttons. I can also see this as a fun project for a craft party. Imagine spending time with your friends laughing and creating art together.

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Valentine’s Day Canvas Art

I love doing crafts for Valentine’s Day. There are so many ways that I can express my creativity, and make gifts for loved ones. I buy a lot of craft supplies throughout the year so that I will be ready for holidays and special events like Valentine’s Day. For this particular project, I used a 14″x18″ canvas, red paint pen, and a paper stencil to create beautiful and easy art for my living room.

This is a very easy project. It only took me a few minutes to complete.

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All I did was paint the letters and shapes on the canvas using the paint pen.

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Instant Valentine’s Day art!

 

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Simple Canvas Art

I love doing inexpensive canvas art. It gives me the opportunity to be creative and to spruce up the walls in my house. While I was shopping in Dollar Tree, I came across a section of wall stickers made by Main Street Wall Creations. They offer so many options for wall decorations, and all you have to do is peel and stick them onto a clean, dry surface.

I chose the “Keep Calm and Carry On” sticker because I love how I can apply the message to different situations in my life.

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Before applying the stickers, I painted a 16″x20″ stretched canvas with yellow acrylic paint.

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I waited a few hours to let the paint dry. Then I applied the stickers. Very simple!

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