**this project was first seen as a guest post on DebbieDoo's. I thought you might enjoy it too in case you missed it.**
Red is my absolute favorite color. I just love the energy that it brings and how it automatically livens things up a bit. Maybe that's why I gravitate towards all things hearts and Valentine's. I created this Valentine's Day framed button art with a clearance frame, some striped scrapbook paper and some buttons I had collected in my button jar.
Everyone has a button jar don't they? I know my mom did when I was growing up and now I do. I break the buttons out on occasion to make projects like this white button Christmas tree, and that's why I keep them around. You just never know when inspiration will strike you.
Well, inspiration struck me in a Target aisle the other day when I found these frames on clearance for $1. I knew Valentine's Day was just around the corner, and I knew these frames would be the perfect backdrop for a new project.
I sorted through my buttons knowing I only wanted red and white ones and then I cut my scrapbook paper down to size.
I tried a few different patterns and designs using my buttons. I had enough of the same kind of red button to make this simple heart. I simply used hot glue and glued the buttons right onto the glass.
I knew I wanted to also have a heart pattern all filled in with buttons so I thought I would use a heart shaped cookie cutter as my guide. It was the perfect size! I took a q-tip that I had dipped in craft glue and rubbed it around the edges and inside the cookie cutter.
I left the cookie cutter in place and put my buttons inside and stuck them down to the glue. I shifted a few around to make sure they were laying flat, but mostly I left them in the most random pattern.
I really love how they turned out and they weren't very expensive to craft and create. Those are my favorite kinds of projects!