Pineapples are just the right amount of kitsch, don’t you think? The sweet and prickly fruit has become a decor staple these days, and can be found plastered in most Home Decor departments. I may happen to have a golden pineapple soap dispenser in my guest bath right now! I have always wanted to try button art, and figured that combining it with the trendy shape of the pineapple would be a winner. I’m loving the folksy look of this canvas with my pineapple DIY button art- and it really wasn’t all that tricky to put together!
Pineapple DIY Button Art Supplies:
- Miscellaneous buttons (Consider the colors you will need when choosing your button assortments!)
- Darice 8 x 10″ Burlap Canvas
- Acrylic Craft Paint (I used green and metallic gold.)
- Darice Paint Brush
- Fine Point Sharpie
- Pineapple Stencil (or shape of your choice)
- Darice Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Darice Heat Gun (optional)
I used my die-cutting machine to cut out a pineapple shaped stencil, and then I traced it onto my burlap canvas.
Here is where I did some learning. I started to place out my buttons and realized that I wasn’t loving what I was seeing. Because buttons are round and there is a lot of peek-a-boo space showing behind them, I wasn’t getting the true pineapple-y shape that I wanted.
I decided to paint the background in, to avoid that glaring beige negative space. Using metallic gold for the pineapple body and green for the leaves, I was getting more excited!
I outlined the leaves and the body with a fine tipped black Sharpie. Then I started gluing each button onto the canvas using a hot glue gun.
I was loving the results of my pineapple DIY button art, aside from the spiderweb of glue covering everything.
To remedy this, I used my heat gun to melt the glue strands and make them virtually invisible. I wish I had learned this trick years ago! It would have saved me many minutes of picking off glue strands from projects.
And I was finished! My fabulous little pineapple DIY art was ready to be shown off!
But pineapples aren’t the only button art I’m imagining. I’m thinking of hearts or owls for a nursery, or even just a canvas filled with an ombre gradient from top to bottom! What shape would you try?
If you still can’t get enough pineapples in your life, check out these mini crochet pineapple earrings or pins!
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Tara is the creator, writer, and flurry of chaos behind her blog, Suburble.com. Her blog focuses on making a home (emphasis on “making”!), but not forgetting to have a laugh in the process. Her partners-in-crime, her two little girls, are often beside her when it’s time to get creative. A mug of tea, good friends, and a project (or three) are all this girl needs. Join the gang at Suburble and see what she’s up to!