Button and 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!

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?!

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 TwineScissors

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.

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.

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!

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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