Raise your hand if you want to learn how to make this fabulous piece of home decor:
Jen says, "I collect A's for my daughter Ayla, and am always looking for cute ways to make her some more. I saw a pillow on a blog that had used buttons to create a monogram and thought it would be a fun and easy way to create a wall hanging to add to her collection."
To create your monogram, begin by cutting cardstock large enough to fit in your frame. Next, you will need to print out a letter. I played around with it and printed a few to find the size and font I wanted, I ended up with Helvetica font at 700 font size. Keep in mind that you want thick lines in order to fill them up with buttons and brads. Then cut out your letter and place in the center of your cardstock, tracing the lines onto the paper. I used a light pen because I could not find a pencil anywhere, but I do think a pencil would work best.
Start placing your large buttons and/or brads onto the cardstock, keeping them as lined up with the edges as possible. Since we're using rounded Elements, you won't be able to fill the corners, but we will fill them in with smaller brads and buttons later. I used the AC tape runner to put a little adhesive on the back, I wouldn't use a liquid adhesive because you may need to rearrange some things as you go.
Here all the Elements Jen used to create this work of art:
Now I know what to do with all my leftover brads and eyelets and buttons! Thanks for the great idea Jen!