Sunday, April 10, 2011

DIY Button Egg


I got this adorable DIY idea (and tutorial) from one of my favorite blogs - Auntie Lolo Crafts (you can find her post here). 

I followed pretty much the same basic idea that she presented in her tutorial with only slight variation.

I purchased an ugly plain wood frame from the Dollar Store (which I immediately spray painted white).  I found a graphic of an egg through a google image search and traced it onto brown paper.  I then hot glued the burlap to the brown cardstock.  I realized I couldn't really see the egg outline so I took my cut out egg image and placed buttons in what I thought was an outline of an egg, then put the cut out over it and adjusted the buttons accordingly.  I glued the exterior buttons first and then filled in the rest.  I hot glued the buttons to the burlap once I had them in place where I wanted them.

Pretty easy and very cute.

A great addition to my work-in-progress Spring mantel :)
ps: I also hopped on the band wagon and got one of the adorable bunnies from Pier One which I added to my turquoise vase!


Thanks for looking!!!

8 comments:

StaceyN said...

Oh what a cute and simple idea! I really like it. =)

Amy Musser said...

love it!!! The mantel is looking great =)

Sue said...

Love that little bunny banner. Cute!!

Auntie Lolo said...

Oh I love it! You did such a great job!

Lois

www.auntielolocrafts.blogspot.com

Serendipity Chic Design said...

Morning Elizabeth! Can you please contact me. I can't find your email address and you won my giveaway for the push pins/magnets....

Look forward to hearing from you...

Take care,
Lisa

Elizabeth said...

Thanks ladies!! I appreciate the comments :)
Lisa - I emailed you (and I'm SO excited!).

Jen said...

That is super cute! What a great idea.

Lyric said...

Hi! I found your blog via Auntie Lolo Crafts! I'm a new follower and I hope you'll follow back!

Thank You!

Lyric
www.dreamplanlive.blogspot.com