Boo and I finished her Cinderella button collage this weekend! Here’s the finished piece:
Now we’ve got three…..I have a few others in mind right now for the next installment.
Here are some closeups of the collage so you can see some of the cool little buttons we used: (click continue to read more….)
The Mona Lisa button art collage. Click here to see the Mona Lisa time lapse video!
The Frida Kahlo button collage….this one was the first one we did. Click here to see the Frida time lapse video.
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I made a time lapse process video filled with our tips and tricks and where to buy buttons:
(here’s the direct video link if you have trouble viewing)
I love the button collages…and I’d love to see the video, but it’s not showing. Tried linking from feed reader, FB & directly and it’s not there. 🙁
Ashley Hackshaw says
Hi Amanda….try this direct link! Thanks!
Thanks…that is so cool. Spray painting the buttons made me laugh because well…of course. 🙂 The pictures are so awesome…trying to figure out how/if I can do smaller ones with some kids I work with at school.
Ashley…..Thank! I love this….and I admire your artistry. Wow. I pinned this, although I’ve been reading this blog for years now.
hmm…maybe should have spell checked. Thanks! is of course what I meant.
These are great! I would really love to do a Star Wars one for my son but where do you get the buttons?
Ha! Just watched the video and saw where you got all the buttons! lol
Stars Wars would be so cool, I’m from the Detroit area. I would LOVE to do the Gothic D that Detroit had adopted, for my boys. I don’t make them as much as I do for the girls.
Cool project, looks awesome!! Loved your song choice too!
Awesome! Did you seal it at all when you were done?
Ashley Hackshaw says
No sealing needed! We used industrial glue except for small parts that my daughter did…..I have extra glue in case her areas don’t hold over time.
Yup. I need to do this.
Alright–I went digging, though probably not thoroughly enough, and I still have two questions. First, what is the board/surface you glued everything to? Plywood? or? …and how will you hang these? They’re SO massive and cool, and I want to make massive and cool too! But I don’t want to make it and THEN realize I can’t hang it anywhere… lol!
Ashley Hackshaw says
Well, I do them on MDF board from the hardware store but you could probably do them on canvas as long as you used industrial glue and it would weigh less. To hang them you have to use mirror brackets on the back and make sure you use drywall anchors in the wall unless you can find a stud.
Of course–MDF! That makes sense. You’re right about the canvas being lighter. I’d be curious to give it a try! Hmn. Let’s see how much motivation I can muster 😉
Sandy N says
Amazing, as usual! I always love to see what you are going to come up with next. You are so talented and Boo is a very lucky kid to have you to do such creative things with. That kid’s going to grow up with the best memories! 😉
Love these! Thanks for showing us your finished Cinderella. Looks like Boo had a fun time too!
love this!! I want to do this with bits of colored paper!!
ira lee says
love this!! these look really cool and i want to make one really bad! lol maybe once i have my house in order from moving three bedrooms and xmas decor, i may just tackle it!!
you are awesome. and i LOVE your process videos…they are so encouraging and make everything see do-able.
Alysia H says
Incredible! I love the sparkle you can see in the video, but not necessarily in the photos.
lisacng @ expandng.com says
Very cool and so creative and unique!
Amazing! Love it!!!!!
I love this idea. Do you have any ideas for DIY Christmas ornaments? I looked through your page but couldn’t find anything. I love your ideas, so I figured I’d ask 🙂
You have the most amazing ideas! I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! I find your attitude about life incredibly inspiring, as well as all of your fabulous projects. If you would like to claim your award, you can do so on my page:
amanda g says
Love it! You always have great ideas…keep up the great work:)
Heidi @ Mom's Crafty Space says
Wow! This is amazing! I’ve done small button collages before, but I never even dreamed of doing something on this scale. It’s AWESOME! 🙂
Alicia Troiani says
I love how you incorporated a giraffe and a skull into the Cinderella one! These are amazing! I want to try The Kiss, but worry about how it has squares in it. Do you think on the large scale it will still appear ok? It is my favorite! Oh and my daughter already requested we do a Cinderella one! Thanks again!
wow! this is absolutely stunning!! So amazing!!!