This little starfish craft is so cute! Learn how to make button art on canvas. This easy canvas craft made with old buttons is the perfect nautical addition to a gallery wall.
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Supplies needed to make this button art on canvas
- small wrapped canvas – 8×10 works well. You can use a larger canvas – you will just need more buttons.
- acrylic paint – in various nautical colors
- paint brush
- hot glue gun and glue sticks – try using never-ending hot glue gun sticks for projects like this!
- buttons in white and neutral colors
Tutorial – A Simple Button Starfish Craft
Start by painting your canvas. Apply a few shades of blue or teal. Then blend the colors with a paint brush from top to bottom of the canvas. If you don’t want to blend colors, you can just paint the canvas a solid shade of teal or blue as well.
Don’t forget to paint the canvas edges.
Set your project aside and allow the acrylic paint to dry completely before adding buttons.
Now it’s time to create your button starfish. Starting with the larger buttons, arrange them in a basic star shape. The shape doesn’t have to be perfectly symmetrical. Also, don’t be afraid to let the spokes of the star bend a little bit. Using hot glue, secure the buttons to the canvas.
Finally add in smaller buttons to fill in the starfish shape.
If you want to add a sandy ocean floor, you can use tan and brown buttons to make a wavy line at the bottom of the canvas. It will look just like sand.
This post originally appeared on Crafts by Amanda, where I’m a contributor.