Button + Twine + Map + Heart

I was recently asked to compete in a Craft War over at Buzzfeed!  I was honored and super excited! I spent days researching and trying to come up with something that was not only doable, but something everyone would love for their home as well!

Button + Twine + Map + Heart

I was asked to focus on sewing buttons and come up with something creative and fun. This was a little daunting at first, but I think this project is quite unique! Who knew buttons could be cute and useful?!

Button + Twine + Map + Heart

What you’ll need:

Large printed map (I also used part of this map for this DIY)

Pencil

Plastic Shank Buttons

Hot Glue Gun

Bakers Twine

Scissors

Button + Twine + Map + Heart

Lightly trace a large heart over your map. Use your buttons as an anchor point by hot glueing the shanks located at the back of your button onto the mapped area in only a few places.

Button + Twine + Map + Heart

Button + Twine + Map + Heart

The shanks allow a space between the buttons and your print. Let them dry completely. Take your twine and starting at the top, gently wrap once around each button in a sporadic pattern until each button has been included in the heart.

Button + Twine + Map + Heart

Repeat this step using other colors of twine. The more colors, the more your heart pops from the page. So easy and a lot of fun! It seemed fitting that my heart was placed over Canada and US, since I have ties throughout both countries. That’s just it, you can make this project as personal as you would like! 

Button + Twine + Map + Heart

If you like this DIY, feel free to check it out on Buzzfeed’s page and vote for your favorite button project! I appreciate all your love and support! Thanks friends!

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XOXO, Lidy

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