Penguin Button Art

I’m really getting addicted to button art! Originally inspired by the Busted Button, I created a button owl and then for Fall/Halloween I created a button candy corn. Now that the snow has begun to fall and it’s feeling like winter, I decided to make a button penguin! I love how the penguin turned out, but I’m not so happy with how the ice berg looks. It looks as though he is standing in a puddle instead of on ice, but there is only so much I could do with the buttons I had on hand. I still think I get and A for effort.

Here is what you will need to make this cute little penguin piece:

– Buttons! I like Favorite Findings buttons. You can find them at Jo-Ann Fabrics. That is where I also found the orange triangle buttons.
– 8×8 canvas
– Snowflake buttons (optional)

-Acrylic paint
– Hot glue gun

First print out a picture of a penguin that you like. I googled searched “penguin clip art” and came up with THIS PICTURE that I liked. Now print it out and use it as your template and trace it onto your canvas with a pencil.

Now using acrylic paint, paint your penguin so that if the buttons don’t quite overlap perfectly, there will be a filler color in the background.

When the paint is dry, gather your buttons and start hot-gluing! I like to roughly arrange my buttons on the canvas first because once you glue them down there is no rearranging.

That’s all there is to it!



  1. says

    Oh, this penguin is so cute!! Thank you for sharing the tutorial! I'm putting together a roundup of penguin crafts and wondered if I could include one photo with a link back to your site. Thanks so much!!

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