Bring a little luck to your home or gift a friend with this fun Lucky Ladybug Button Art! Start with a button and bead ladybug kit, add some easy painted flowers and pop into a simple, metal frame crawling with tiny ladybug buttons. This sweet and cheerful piece is sure to brighten up any room – and maybe bring a little luck!
I never expected to be off the blogging grid for three weeks! Between a long summer illness that wreaked havoc in my family, my mom in the hospital and other challenges, it has not been the summer I anticipated. Hopefully, things are turning a corner but it never hurts to spread a little luck around! 🙂 I love ladybugs and have always felt that they were lucky. If one lands on you, do make a wish? I always do! It couldn’t hurt to add some lucky ladybug art right about now!
This project starts with a button and bead kit, found at Jo-Ann that comes with everything you need, including an 8 1/2 x 11” MDF board to create your ladybug. Craft tweezers make it easy to hold the buttons and use a thin layer of Gem-Tac glue to attach the red and black buttons to the ladybug print.
Add the beads around the buttons and on the antennae using glue on a small, old paint brush, working in small sections. Once all of the buttons and beads are dry, give the art some extra pop by adding some dotted flowers. I used red and black acrylic paint and two different sizes of paint brushes. Dip the end of a larger brush in black paint and “dot” the paint to the board. With a smaller sized brush, dip the end in red paint and dot six “petals” around the black center. Let dry.
To finish the art, use an inexpensive, black metal frame and remove the glass. I glued flat-backed, ladybug buttons, also from Jo-Ann, around the frame so it’s crawling with little ladybugs. Once the buttons are dry, pop in the finished button art and this adorable, happy piece is done. It’s cute, don’t you think?
It feels good to be back in the blogging saddle, but I have to be honest, I’m SO behind on everything! My house is an absolute fright and it might take me a few weeks to start getting caught up. Here I thought over the summer I’d get ahead of the game, but it just wasn’t in the cards. Thank you for hanging in there with me and fingers crossed that I’m back on track by early September.
Have a happy Monday and thank you so much for visiting!