A Valentine's Day-themed DIY from Ken Wingard.


  • Buttons
  • Thread
  • Hot Glue
  • Heavy Paper
  • Pencil
  • Frame or Mount


• Lightly sketch the shape of your heart on the paper
• Run paper through sewing machine randomly to get stitch marks around the heart • Glue buttons around edge of heart and then fill in the center
• Create button heart well inside stiches so thread shows
• If desired, add letters to create a phrase (i heart u)
• Place in frame
• Hang

TIP: Use heavy watercolor or art paper; textures give an added dimension
TIP: Choose contrasting thread or for an elegant result try monochromatic colors TIP: Sew the heart roughly around your sketch; a random pattern adds character TIP: Experiment with sizes, shapes & colors of buttons, paper and thread
TIP: This technique is great for creating personalized greeting cards

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