Make this simple starfish wall art with buttons and a canvas. This coastal craft is a great way to upcycle and reuse old buttons.
Print Project

Button Starfish Wall Art

Make this simple starfish wall art with buttons and a canvas. This coastal craft is a great way to upcycle and reuse old buttons.
Author: Aimee Page

Supplies

  • Small canvas 8x10 or any size desired
  • Acrylic craft paint in various coastal colors. Light blues and teals plus white paint
  • Paint brush
  • Hot glue gunned hot glue sticks I recommend using never-ending hot glue gun sticks
  • Assorted buttons in neutral colors- tans and whites

Instructions

  • Start by painting your canvas. Apply a few shades of blue or teal to the canvas.
  • Then bend the colors with a paint brush. If you don't want to blend colors, you can just paint the canvas solid blue or teal as well. Don't forget to paint the edges of the canvas.
  • Set the project aside and let the acrylic paint dry completely before adding buttons.
  • Now it's time to create your button starfish. Start with the larger buttons, and arrange them in a star shape. The shape doesn't have to be perfectly symmetrical and don't be afraid to let the spokes of the star bend a little bit.
  • Using hot glue, secure the buttons to the canvas. Then add in smaller buttons to fill in the starfish shape.
  • If you want to add an ocean floor to this wall art, you can use tan and brown buttons to make a wavy line of buttons at the bottom of the canvas. It will look just like sand. Secure with more hot glue.