Rustic Wedding Monogram Button Art
Planning a wedding? Well, we’ve got quite the treat for you today with a fun and simple DIY project! The best part about this project is that it’s super easy to customize it to fit any wedding style, theme, or color scheme. And did I mention that it’s so super cute that you’ll totally want to hang it in your home after the big day? You definitely will!
What you’ll need:
- Wrapped Square Canvas
- Fabric of your choice
(we used light burlap , dark burlap , and duck cloth for our examples)
- Buttons in your choice of color
(we used these wooden buttons for our examples)
- Needle and thread
- Hot Glue Gun
- Letter Template
You may have noticed that I love to design projects that are easily customizable. I really love when a tutorial allows for artistic freedom and exploring your own tastes and styles. You can easily follow this tutorial to create projects nearly exactly the same as my examples here, or you can totally go rogue by choosing different colored fabrics, buttons, and threads! The same basic ideas of this project will be the same no matter what – it’s more about sharing my techniques than showing you how to copy a particular design!
Step 1: The first customizable part of this project is choosing your fabric. The possibilities are endless! Once you’ve chosen your fabric, you’ll want to use your canvas as a guide to cut the fabric into a square shape. Try to leave an inch or two around all edges so you have plenty of excess to work with.
Step 2: Use a hot glue gun to adhere your fabric to the back of your canvas. Start by doing opposite ends, top and bottom, and then moving onto the sides, almost wrapping it like a gift.
Step 3: The next customizable part of the tutorial will be the letter style you want to use for your monogram. Download our Letter Template and open it in Microsoft Word. Enter the letter of your monogram into the doc and choose the font you’d like to use. Do your best to center the letter inside the square of the template by adjusting the size of the letter if needed. Next, you’ll print out your letter template and cut out the square.
Step 4: Once you’ve printed and cut out your letter template, you’ll want to place it in the center of your canvas. Try using a few pins or needles to hold your paper centered and steady.
Step 5: The buttons and thread are the final pieces of the customizable puzzle. Select the size and shape of buttons you’d like to use for your monogram, and lay them over your letter template until you have a design you like. Once you’ve settled on the layout, use your needle to poke holes through the button holes, through the canvas. You’ll need to poke holes in all of the buttons to create a guide to work from. Once you’ve poked all the holes, put your buttons aside and remove your paper template. You should be able to see the holes you made in the back of your canvas.
Step 6: Thread your needle and tie a knot in the end. Starting from the back of your canvas, begin your stitching through the hole of one of the points of your letter design. Pull your thread from back to front, then thread your button through and stitch back through to the back, trying your best to go through the original holes you poked in the template. Follow your guide, stitching all your buttons to your canvas until completed. Then tie your thread off on the back side to secure.
And voila! You have an adorable, hand-stitched button monogram! You won’t believe how simple and FUN this project is! You can see how I applied this same technique using different fabrics, letter styles and buttons in these three examples:
I hope this tutorial inspires you to create something unique in your own color scheme and style for your wedding day, or even just for your home! Happy crafting!