Button Tufted Canvas

July 27, 2010

Hey Friends! How is everyone doing??

First! Have you entered??



Today I have a super fun and easy project for you!

Button Tufted Canvas

Here she is:

Before:


After:

{Fun huh!}

Want to make one of your own?


Here's what you need:

~Canvas
{I found mine at a thrift store for $1.50!! It measures 16x20.}
~Fabric
~Scissors
~Staple Gun or Nails
~Buttons
~Needle and Thread
~Batting For Fluff

This is how it's done:

1. Measure your canvas to determine how much fabric and batting you will need to cover your canvas.

2. Cut your fabric to the pre-determined measurements, making sure you have enough to completely wrap the canvas and staple it to the opposite side of the canvas.


3. Then you will upholster the canvas. Just pretend like you are wrapping a present, remember to pull tight so the fabric won't pucker. Staple on the opposite side to secure.


4. After getting the whole canvas upholstered you want to measure out where you want to place your buttons, making sure they are of equal distance. Take into consideration how many buttons you have as well and what will look pleasing to you.


5. Once you have you measurements to your liking now you want to secure them through the fabric, batting, and the canvas. Do this by simply sewing them on with a needle and thread. Knot them once you have sewn the buttons on, I also put a dab of hot glue on to secure even more. Remember to pull tight so the button sinks in creating that tufted look.


6. You're all done! ENJOY!!







So what do you guys think??? Super easy and looks great! Wouldn't this look totally awesome if you did several of them to create a headboard? It seems a lot easier than using wood and having to drill through that to secure the buttons...well to me anyways I have never upholstered something that way ;).

If you guys have any questions about this project or just for fun please let me know I am always happy to help! Thanks for stopping by! Have fun! Love, love.


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37 comments :

  1. Hi! I'm your newest follower from Tuesday Tag-Along!!! :) Pretty blog! My grandmother and my mother both had Alzheimer's, not at the same time though. The worst day of my life was when my gram asked me what my name was.

    Hope you'll come visit me soon and follow back.
    Lisa xoxo
    Raising Future Leaders
    http://raisingfutureleaders.blogspot.com

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  2. Hi Virginia, I'm also Virginia from Ottawa, Canada. I really love your blog and I hope you can still find joy with your grandmother.

    Hugs

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  3. Hi there...I am your newest follower from Tuesday Tag Along. Very cute blog. Hope you'll visit my own blog when you get a free moment. Thanks.

    http://thethingswefindinside.blogspot.com/

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  4. Oh I love it! I wish I had the need for a headboard! It looks great!

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  5. We are soul sisters. That is the same fabric I have on the walls in my kitchen! LOVE.

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  6. SOOOO stinkin' cute! Love all of your stuff, but this one is TOO cute!

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  7. Oh this is funny. I was reading down on your tutorial and I thought to myself how cute that would be to add a bunch as a headboard and then wham.... you said the same thing! It turned out very cute :)

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  8. Cute idea! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

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  9. very cute morgan!! i am definitely giving this one a try. where's the best place to put it?? i'm excited!! <3

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  10. i actually needed to know that - was gonna google it this weekend but now i dont have to thanks for sharing xxxx

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  11. So cute! And def. looks easier than dealing with wood.

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  12. Great job! Your blog is so cute with lots of fun ideas here! I'm a follower ...coming from Sassy Sites. :)

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  13. How cute! I love that fabric you used! And great tutorial -- nice job!!!

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  14. That's super cute!! i LOVE the fabric and the colors that you use!
    Visiting from justsewsassy.com

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  15. Hi! I am your newest follower from Finding Fabulous! I love this project! Too cute! Feel free to stop by my blog and say hello! I'm having a giveaway right now with CSN Stores!

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  16. my favorite part is the fabric & those cute buttons!

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  17. No way! I used the exact same fabric from JoAnn's to make my living room curtains. Good taste, girl! : )

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  18. Thank you so much for sharing this! I've been meaning to do a similar project to back the shelves in my hutch.

    Brittany
    http://www.prettyhandygirl.com

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  19. Oh, I just love it! What great colors, too!

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  20. super cute idea!! I'd love for you to link it at sundae scoop http://iheartnaptime.blogspot.com/

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  21. What are the chances? You're link is just before mine at TWO blog parties. =) I'm your newest follower and found you at The Girl Creative first. Happy Monday.

    Dawn
    BeatUntilFluffy.com

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  22. so how do you get the cute little dots around all your photos?

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  23. So fun!!! Love how it turned it!

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  24. Looks great! Thanks for sharing at It's Party Time Thursday at PonyTails&FishScales!

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  25. so how do you get the cute little dots around all your photos?

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  26. super cute idea!! I'd love for you to link it at sundae scoop http://iheartnaptime.blogspot.com/

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  27. Thank you so much for sharing this! I've been meaning to do a similar project to back the shelves in my hutch.

    Brittany
    http://www.prettyhandygirl.com

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  28. Hi! I am your newest follower from Finding Fabulous! I love this project! Too cute! Feel free to stop by my blog and say hello! I'm having a giveaway right now with CSN Stores!

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  29. How cute! I love that fabric you used! And great tutorial -- nice job!!!

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  30. Great job! Your blog is so cute with lots of fun ideas here! I'm a follower ...coming from Sassy Sites. :)

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  31. So cute! And def. looks easier than dealing with wood.

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  32. i actually needed to know that - was gonna google it this weekend but now i dont have to thanks for sharing xxxx

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  33. very cute morgan!! i am definitely giving this one a try. where's the best place to put it?? i'm excited!! <3

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