Need an idea for a super easy, but very sweet personalized baby gift? How about their first initial covered in buttons?
I originally saw this idea on the Joyfolie blog, and made one about a year ago. I decided to make another one for a friend who just had a baby boy.
I first ordered buttons from this Etsy Shop because I love her selection and pricing.
Because I am not fully confident in my freehand, I very lightly traced the letter G cutout onto the paper I was using as the background. I used my Cricut for the letter, but there are lots of websites that you can print off letter outlines from.
I used this Martha glue for the buttons, but you can use any craft glue as long as it dries clear.
I like the look of different sized buttons, so I ordered the small/ medium and the medium/large. I like to start by spreading out the large buttons so they are somewhat even throughout.
After placing all of the buttons, I let it sit to dry for a few minutes before I picked it up to place in the frame.
Voila, framed. I used a coordinating paper to line the top and bottom just for added texture. (Also because the G was too large to fit into the mat that came with the frame)
Of course a baby gift from me isn’t complete with out one of my matching Benny and Boo Blankets