Independence Day is one of my favorite holidays to celebrate and I LOVE making 4th of July Crafts for decorating with! I also love buttons and have a lot of fun coming up with ideas to use my many buttons, whether fancy buttons or just plain old shirt buttons. This Button Art American Flag is created with plain blue, white, and red shirt buttons and I think it turned out really fun!
4th of July Crafts – Button Art American Flag
- 8″ x 10″ white canvas
- shirt buttons in red (about 100), white (about 100), and blue (about 50)
- craft glue
- picture frame (I used a frame for an 8″ x 10″ photo from the Dollar Store and removed the glass)
While I was pretty particular about making my flag and making sure I had 50 white spaces in my blue buttons for each star and the correct number of red and white stripes, you can certainly get creative and let this a fun easy flag.
Begin by sorting your buttons and laying them out on the canvas to plan exactly how you want to have them displayed.
Once you’ve sorted the buttons and decided on the layout, spread a thin layer of glue and begin placing your buttons. I worked from the top left, adding the blue buttons first. Spread the glue in small amounts so you can easily attach the buttons before the glue begins to dry.
After you have placed all of the blue buttons, add a strip of glue and begin attaching the red and white buttons in alternating rows. I used buttons that were all the same size and color but you could do varying shades and sizes of red or white to give added texture.
Allow the craft glue to dry completely. It should dry clear leaving you only able to see the buttons and canvas.
Once the glue is completely dry, insert the canvas into a photo frame for display. Not only is a great 4th of July Crafts project but you can use this for patriotic decor year around! What kinds of 4th of July Crafts do you make?