We finally saw our first snow today, so it’s the perfect day to share Debi Schmitz’s DIY Button Snowflake Wall Art. Snow – you might love it, hate it or live somewhere where there is no snow, but no matter how you feel about snow, I bet you’ll love this Button Snowflake Wall Art. With the bright blue background, it’s like the perfect, sunny winter’s day (at least for those of us who live in the snow belt.) You don’t need boots, hats and mittens to make this sparkling, Button Snowflake, so let’s get started.
To make Button Snowflake Wall Art, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 1” x 12” x 36” sheet (enough for three wall hangings)
- Assorted white buttons:
- ½” square, six
- 3/8” round, 22
- 5/8” round, eight
- Snowflake buttons:
- ¾”, eight
- 1-1/4”, one
- White luster drop beads, 5/0
- Crystal seed beads, 6/0
- Sequin pins, 7/8” with flat heads
- Fabric, two fat quarters in royal blue
- Silver ribbon, 7/8” x 1-1/2 yds.
- Metal picture hanger & nails
- Thick, white craft glue
- Tools needed: Scissors; sharp pencil; chalk pencil or disappearing marker; acrylic ruler; serrated knife; bar of soap or old candle; iron & ironing board
To make Button Snowflake Wall Art:
1. Using ruler and sharp pencil, measure and score a 12” x 12” square on a sheet of STYROFOAM Brand Foam. Wax knife blade with old candle or bar of soap, and cut along scored line.
2. Press fabric. Measure and cut a 16” x 16” square for front and 13” x 13” square for back.
3. Spread glue along 1” edges of the foam square. Center the square on the reverse side of the 16” fabric square. Wrap the fabric around the square, folding fabric neatly at corners like wrapping a package. Pull fabric taut, and pin and glue fabric to the back of the foam square. Trim excess fabric.
4. On the back, spread a thin layer of glue on the fabric around the edges. Center and glue the 13” fabric square to the back, and smooth the edges. When dry, trim excess fabric.
5. Center the picture hanger on the back, 1-1/2” from the top edge. Dip nails in glue, and insert through hanger.
6. Pin and glue silver ribbon around the edges of the square.
7. Using a chalk pencil or disappearing marker and acrylic ruler, follow the snowflake pattern and draw the snowflake on the front of the foam square. (Note: The measurements on the pattern are accurate, though the drawing is not always true to size.)
8. Thread a crystal bead and a button onto a sequin pin. Dip point in glue and insert along the design lines. Continue adding buttons and beads, mixing up the buttons and beads as you go, until all of the lines are filled in.
Isn’t it pretty? And it will never melt, so you can always enjoy it.
Earlier this year, Debi also shared with us her Button Christmas Tree Wall Art.
Thinking ahead, Debi’s Button LOVE Wall Art makes a beautiful statement for Valentine’s Day.
If you’re lucky enough to be part of a craft club or other crafty group, this Button Snowflake Wall Art would be a fun project for your next get together. Does anyone belong to a group of crafty friends?