Create Monarch Butterfly Button Art with a few simple supplies and my Free Printable Pattern. The monarch butterfly is considered to be the king of butterflies and the most beautiful in the world. They represent strength, endurance, spirituality, trust, sustaining what they believe, transformation, and evolution. This is the perfect craft to complete with the kiddos in just about 30 minutes.
How to Make Butterflies from Buttons
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Here's what you need to make Monarch Butterflies from Buttons:
- Button-Jam – Black and Orange Jar of Buttons
- Americana Acrylics by DecoArt – Lamp Black
- E6000 Extreme Tack Liquid Adhesive
- Chipboard or Cardboard – Recycled
- Mini Wooden Clothespins – Dollar Tree
- Silk Flower Stamens – Dollar Tree
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
- Wire Cutters
- FREE PRINTABLE BUTTERFLY PATTERN – download below ⇓
Here's how to create Button Monarch Butterflies:
To begin the Butterfly Button Art, gather all supplies. I love using the bright, colorful, and gorgeously detailed buttons from Button-Jam. They are high quality and come in super cute jam jar packaging. I was lucky to recently find a new to me button company called Button-Jam. They make high-quality buttons for the fashion industry and have converted those molds into the craft industry with a variety of bright and vibrant colors.
Download and print the Monarch Butterfly Pattern below ⇓ and then cut it out with scissors. Trace the butterfly pattern onto a piece of chipboard or cardboard with a pencil. Cut out the butterfly shapes with scissors. Basecoat the front, back, and sides of the butterflies, silk flower stamens, and clothespins with Lamp Black Acrylic Craft Paint. Let dry, and apply a second coat, if necessary.
Dry fit the Black Button Jam buttons along the butterfly bodies. Use a combinate of buttons with holes and buttons with shanks. The shank is the loop on the back of some buttons. Cut them off with a pair of wire cutters.
Starting with the two large decorative buttons in the bottom center of each wing, dry-fit the Orange Button Jam buttons on each wing of both butterflies. Remove the shank from the back of some of the buttons with wire cutters. One by one, attach the Black and Orange Button Jam buttons to the butterflies with E6000 Extreme Tack adhesive. Set butterflies aside to dry.
Attach two silk flower stamen to the top center of the back of each butterfly with Extreme Tack. Glue a mini wooden clothespin to the back of the butterfly with the clip portion facing down. Set aside to allow the E6000 Extreme Tack to dry.
Quick and Easy Butterfly Button Art
Buttons from Button-Jam are a quick and easy way to give bright and vibrant color to any piece of home decor. These Monarch Butterflies made from Buttons went together in just about 30 minutes with limited supplies that you probably already have in your craft stash. It would make the perfect addition to a present, great to hang up the kids' artwork with, or a fabulous welcome to the neighborhood gift.
Sharing a quick and easy Rainbow Button Art with a Free Printable. One of my beloved movies, The Wizard of Oz, includes my favorite song of all time, Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Combining the lyrics from the song with a rainbow assortment of Button Jam Buttons makes the perfect wall artwork for any room in your home. Mine will hang proudly in my studio where everything rainbow is featured.
If quick and easy is your thing then this scrumptious Cupcake Gift Tag Button Art for Children is the perfect activity to create with the kiddos in just about 15 minutes with Button-Jam. Buttons are an inexpensive supply to spark creativity because they are bright, colorful, and easy to find. Tied to a gift bag or gift box, it is the perfect gift tag that becomes part of the gift.
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Too busy to make these Monarch Butterflies from Buttons right now? Pin it for later! I'd love for you to pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and then it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.
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