How to Make Giant Buttons for Wall Decor

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This is a sponsored post for FloraCraft®.  Compensation has been given, but the thoughts and opinions are my own.I love this idea for decorating my creative space! I really like the fact that she has a template to make it simple! Love the giant button decor.

We like things that are not to scale.  We like super tiny cute things, and we like giant things.  Today I’m going to show you how to make these giant buttons – that perfect for a craft room or sewing space!  I’ve also made it really easy for you to with my handy dandy templates that fit multiple sizes of of FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Discs.

For this project you will need the following:

Fleece Fun’s pdf template (available below)

FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Discs

FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Cutter

FloraCraft® Smooth Finish

Paint

Paintbrush

Scissors

Pins

Exacto knife

Cording or yarn for the “string” if desired

You can find more foam craft ideas at Make It: Fun Crafts – here.

Download the Pattern Below:

You can get a free copy of Adobe reader here. By downloading  you are agreeing to pattern terms of use. Click the picture of the pattern envelope to download the .pdf !

how ro make giante buttons download

Step 1 – Assemble the templates and center on disc.

You will need to assemble the template.  For instructions on how to assemble the pattern click here.

Cut out the circles and match them up to the discs you want.  Pin the template into place once you have the template centered.

Step 2 – Make the first groove

Cut the template down to the exterior of the black line.  Then using your foam cutter score around the outside of the template – making a circle.  Only cut down about a quarter of an inch – do not cut all the way through the foam.

Step 3 – Make the second score

Now cut down to the other side of the black line.

Score around the foam disc again.

Step 4 – Cut out the holes

Move the pins to another part of the template.  Using exacto knife cut out the holes.  Then using the FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Cutter, cut out the holes.  Tip – punch a hole in the middle of the circle and then cut it out from there.

Step 5 – Give it some shape

You can either just leave it with two grooved lines or you dig out the area between the two lines to give it more dimension.  You can also sandpaper the edges to give the button a more rounded look.

Step 6 – Lose the foam look

I love the Smooth finish because it makes it look like it’s not foam.  Cover the button with the finish and let if dry overnight.

Step 7 – Paint and finish

Finish off by painting and adding cording or yarn if desired.  There are so many sizes of  FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Discs you could make a whole collage!

You’re finished.

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Angel Hickman Peterson

Angel Hickman Peterson

Creator, Editor and Author at Fleece Fun
Angel has a bachelor’s degree in Film Studies from the University of Utah, with a professional background is in film, television, radio and ad production. Angel currently divides her time between her small production company Angel Dawn Productions, her online sewing and crafting blog www.FleeceFun.com, her two little girls, baby boy, husband and on very good days also manages to get the dishes done.
Angel Hickman Peterson
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