$1 Wooden frame
Old book pages & sheet music
Acrylic craft paint
Cardstock (matches burlap)
Various sized buttons
Step 1: PREP FRAME
Remove the frame backing, glass, and anything else that came inside. You can get rid of the glass, but keep the backing.
Step 2: COVER FRAME
Cover Frame: Decoupage torn pieces of old book pages onto the frame, covering the entire front side and overlapping onto the inside and outside edges.
Note: You do not need to completely cover the inside and outside edges of the frame because you’ll be painting over them shortly.
Add Accents: Add torn strips of sheet music to accent the frame.
Step 3: PAINT FRAME EDGES
Paint the inside and outside edges of the frame with two coats of acrylic craft paint.
Step 4: PREP BACKGROUND MATERIALS
Trace & Cut: Trace the frame’s backing onto your burlap and a coordinating sheet of cardstock. Cut them out.
Glue Together: Glue the burlap onto the cardstock, making sure to line up your edges.
Place in Frame: Put the burlap/cardstock sheet in the frame with the burlap side facing out and replace the frame’s backing.
Step 5: TRACE SHAPE
Trace your desired shape onto the burlap using a pencil.
Note: Make sure you choose an image that is very basic! Choosing a complex image will be hard to make out when it’s covered in buttons.
Step 6: ADD BUTTONS
Before gluing any buttons down, you will want to plan them in advance.
Place 5-8 buttons onto your shape, making sure there are no large gaps in the image.
Once you have figured out where they’re going to go, glue them in place.
Cover your entire shape with buttons.
Thanks for reading!! Until next time…