Fall DIY

I had so much fun creating this little DIY project. From picking out the buttons, background fabric and frame to actually laying out and creating our button candy corn from start to finish. This particular project took the better part of a day to create, since my mum, sister and I each made our little DIY ‘masterpiece.’

For this project you will need:

  • Candy corn clip art for tracing onto your fabric. I used this one here.
  • Fabric (large enough to fit inside the frame, use the cardboard cut out in side the frame to get the size just right.)
  • Buttons (White, Yellow, Orange)
  • 8×10 Frame
  • Hot Glue Gun

Where to find a great frame? Well, they opened up a Home Goods just down the street from where I live, so that was the obvious choice. You can also give Michael’s a shot but we didn’t find quite what we were looking for. We wanted a black wood frame with a bit of rustic going on.

Love the details.
Love the details.
Full view of frame.
Full view of frame.
Fun polka dot fabric.
Fun polka dot fabric.
Fabric and clip art...
Clip art…
Buttons all lined up!
Buttons all lined up!
Paints all ready to go!
Paints all ready to go!

Now we trace…

Once you've traced the outline onto the burlap, cut each section of the candy corn to get the measurements just right.
Once you’ve traced the outline onto the burlap, cut each section of the candy corn to get the measurements just right.

Next we picked out our buttons. Since there were three of us, we took turns to keep things fair.

Love the details of some of these buttons.
Love the details of some of these buttons.

Once you’ve picked out your buttons it’s time to start laying them out. This way you get an idea of how you want them to look and if you need to pick out more buttons.

Note: Before you start painting making sure you have something underneath your fabric because the paint is going to come through.

Time to start painting.
Time to start painting.
Once you've painted all your candy corn sections, allow paint to try.
Once you’ve painted all your candy corn sections, allow paint to dry.

Time to lay those buttons out again… Make sure you take a picture after you have the buttons all laid out. This way you’ll have a reference to go by when you’re hot gluing them down.

Note: It is very easy to get yourself in trouble with a hot glue gun. So, it’s far easier to put a drop of glue on your actual surface instead of holding the button and adding the glue.

All laid out.
All laid out.

At this point it’s best to accept the fact that you won’t get these buttons on the piece on the exact way they are. Remember this is art, it’s supposed to be fun and original!

White buttons all glued down.
White buttons all glued down.
Yellow...
Yellow…
Orange...
Orange…

Note: These final pictures were taken by my sister. It was far too dark by the time we’d finished to get the photos we were after.

All finished...
All finished…
Mine, My Sisters, Mum's
Mine, My Sisters, Mum’s

~theavidpen

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  • Reply Diane Gasior October 11, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    Okay! Unfair advantage, when all three of you have artistic talent and do projects together. They are all beautiful. Cute idea.

  • Reply meljoy13 October 12, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Those are super sweet! What a fun thing for the three of you to do together!

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