This summer while on Pinterest I found this button letter. I pinned it to my gift board and decided that I wanted to make it for my mother in law for Christmas. She also sews and I thought this would be a cute sewing themed gift without actually being sewn. I’m always a little skeptical of making sewn items for other people that sew.
Her sewing room is painted purple so I decided to make the S (initial of her first name) out of purple buttons. I searched on etsy and found Little Red Cottage that sold a variety of buttons for a very reasonable price. The shop got great reviews so I ordered a 100 pack of purple buttons. The variety I received was fantastic! I would highly recommend ordering from them and will again!
I got the document box (I think that was the name of it, it’s thinner than a shadow box but thicker than a regular picture frame and you can see in the picture that it has a door unlike a picture frame) from Hobby Lobby. I used a very light purple piece of cardstock for the background and then of course the buttons.
I printed an S that I liked and then cut it out and traced it onto the cardstock very lightly with a pencil. I then started with the largest buttons and used permanent glue dots (found at Hobby Lobby near scrapbooking supplies) to adhere them to the inside of the S. I went from largest to smallest for the buttons until I could no longer see cardstock under where the S was. For the smallest button’s I had to tear the glue dots, but you can also get smaller glue dots if you find that easier.