Monday, July 18, 2011

Button Wall Plaque for Sewing Room with Tutorial

I'm loving this new wall hanging my husband and I put together for the sewing room!

  • Wood wall plaques - 2 five-inch and 3 seven-inch.  
  • Jute
  • Old paint brush handle about 12 inches
  • wood glue
  • drill for the holes
The plaques were $1.47 and 99 cents at Hobby Lobby.
Next, find the center and measure out evenly to mark the four places for holes in the buttons and drill. The holes need to be large enough to accommodate the jute you will be using and, well, to look like buttons.  

Paint the buttons absolutely any color you want!  I mixed some small bottles of craft store acrylics to get the hues I wanted.

In the center above, you can see the "needle" my husband made with an old paint brush.  He took the brush portion off, sanded the top to round it and the bottom to get more of a point.  After drilling an eye hole at the top, I painted it metallic silver.

I threaded the jute though each button to make an x and tied them off in back.  Put some tape on the end of the jute to make it easier to thread it through.

You could put these up individually or stack and glue them as I did.  Once I decided on the placement, I used some wood glue where the pieces meet and clamped them together. You could stack books on them if you don't have clamps.  Don't use too much glue!  It will just ooze out the side when you press the pieces together.  My wood glue (Titebond) dried clear, but wipe off any excess as you go along to be sure.
Last, I tied off the ends of the needle jute, looped it to the back, and tucked it into the jute of one of the buttons.  Best part is that you can hang this (or these if you are putting them up individually) by the jute--no need to buy hangers.  And, you are finished!


  1. What a fun idea! Love how it turned out!

  2. That is so cute! What an awesome idea.

  3. I love it!!! Perfect for a sewing/craft room. So cute!
    following you now

  4. This is absolutely adorable!

  5. What a cute project! I wish I had room in my craft room for this. I'm featuring it on I Made It! Monday at Ninth Street Notions. Be sure and come grab a featured button and link up again!

  6. Really cute! Will have to make some for my sewing room.

  7. AhhH! These buttons and needle + thread are awesome. You did an amazing job! Thank you for linking up to Sew Woodsy last week. We've featured your project today. Please stop by and grab a featured button, and remember to link up tomorrow!

  8. Oh, I am so loving this!!! I found you via Sew Woodsy ... and added this to my buttonholics pinboard on pinterest ... maybe you would like to check it out. :-)

    What an amazing idea!!!

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