Great indoor activity for little creative hands.


  • 1 Cheap photo frame from the dollar shop
  • 1 Bottle of PVA or craft glue
  • 1 Bag of mixed buttons
  • 1 Paintbrush


  1. Collect your bag of buttons and select the colour scheme you would like, make sure they are dust free and not damaged, practice setting out your buttons on your photo frame before you glue them down
  2. Using the paintbrush Place a little glue on the back of each button before pacing it down firmly on the frame, PVA dries clear so the kids can be generous and messy if they like!
  3. Finish by painting over the entire thing with a 50/50 water PVA mix


These make great keepsakes or gifts!

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  • mle00
    • 04 Mar 2014
      9:27 pm

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  • Also easy to find buttons at second hand shops quite cheaply if you dont have any at home


  • Such a cute and fun idea! My mum has a huge barrel of buttons, I might have to go and hit her up for some!


  • This would make a lovely addition to a kid’s bedroom


  • My mum used to have a jar full of spare buttons, all sizes and all colours. I used to love emptying it out and looking through them. What a great idea to create pictures with them


  • You can also make pictures from buttons. I have cousins who sell button pictures in frames. They have Xmas and Easter themes, birthday themes, Disney characters, marvel superheroes and make key ring people in AFL team colours. They do quite well


  • pretty pretty…i’d put my son’s pic in one of those… so cute..or maybe a simple phrase like BE BRAVE.


  • Always love recycling. looks great. THank you.


  • I found a pile of buttins when l cleaned out a draw so this would be perfect to make a photo frame!


  • super super duper cute and lovely and fantastic…looks so colourful and lively


  • A brilliant idea! Thanks for sharing!


  • What a creative idea! Thanks for sharing this!


  • This is a great gift for my friend that LOVES buttons


  • Cute idea. :)


  • A wonderful idea; thanks for sharing this beautifully creative inspiration!.


  • Thanks for sharing this creative project. I love the look of this frame and now have a purpose for lots of odd buttons!

    • Thanks again for sharing this project; had fun!


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