Wednesday, December 11, 2013

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.
- 8x8 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!


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  2. I love Your idea! Its beautiful penguin! :)

  3. I like it! He is so cute and a wonderful idea...

  4. How clever is this, especially for those that don't always want to sew! Very cute!!

  5. Oh I love this! Now I want to make button art!

  6. Pero que cosita mas tierna, es un amor ese pingüino :P, me ha encantado

  7. So cute! I love your button art, Sarah! You make me want to create a little something for my girls' rooms!

  8. This is so absolutely adorable!

  9. Cute penguin button art, can i use Adhesive Super Glues to stick the buttons?

  10. Ms. Sarah,
    I LOVE your button art! you are so extremely talented! :)
    Love your work!

  11. 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!!