First, I decided on which scrapbook paper and button combination I wanted to use. I went with an antique floral-looking paper. I decided to use different shades of white buttons. I think that this look works best if you choose 1 color family for the buttons.
(Excuse the pictures in this post. I had to use my phone. The hubby took our camera on his trip out west).
Next, I found the right font and size for her initial, which happens to be "F." (I went with Vivaldi size 438 to be exact). I made the font color a grayish-white because you can see through some of the buttons and a black font stands out too much. Then, I cut out the letter "F."
Then I placed all of the buttons on the letter to get an idea of how many to use and approximately where I wanted them to go.
Then I removed all of the buttons and glued the letter to the scrapbook paper.
One by one, I hot glued each button to the letter. Once I was finished, I went back and layered the buttons on top of each other for a more textured look.
Then I popped it into a frame and done! There is not room for the glass once it's in the frame, but I liked the 3-D look without it. Easy, right?
My little sister loved it so much she wanted to make one for a friend's upcoming wedding and one for her and her roommate for their dorm.
I think hers is my favorite! I LOVE the combination of the blue stripes with the orange buttons. So cute!
So there you have it! This would make a great gift for a newlywed, college graduate, a friend, or just to have in your own home. Which monogram is your favorite?