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Rainbow Wall Art with Buttons and Beads
Not sure of how many exact hours it took me to do this, but it was over a week that I would work on it while watching Tv at night. I started counting how many buttons/beads I was using, I counted red, orange and yellow and it was 400+ so I stopped counting, but it was a LOT of beads and buttons in all. For the record I used a 12 inch embroidery hoop but you can go bigger or smaller depending on how much materials you have and your preferences.

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  • Step 1

    Get an embroidery hoop of any size you want. A plentiful assortment of beads and buttons in the colors you want. A piece of fabric that fits on your hoop (I used black broadcloth), matching thread and a needle.

    Put fabric on hoop make sure it is firmly on there and tighten the hoop. You will occasionally as you work have to pull on the fabric to keep it tight within the hoop. Thread your needle and start sewing!

  • Step 2

    Start on the outside of the circle and add your first color, use little beads to fill in the small spaces between buttons or larger beads. Then start your next color and so on and so forth. For very big beads or buttons you may want to go through their holes twice to make sure they are very secure.

  • Step 3

    Hang on wall, admire your work and you are done!

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Caz
Caz · Swansea, Wales, GB
I love love love love love this!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy
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Sly Fox
Sly Fox · 9 projects
It should look just as good on a small one. The only other thing I might suggest is using a lighter color for the background cloth you're sewing on. I used black but a few of the more transparent beads/buttons don't show their color as well because the background is so dark. Maybe a white or a blue cloth (which would also look more sky like) would work better. I am going to try it on my next one. Thanks for all the favoriting and kind comments I am glad you all like it as much as I do, hopefully the swap partner I made it for will too!
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asdfghjkl_amy
asdfghjkl_amy · Kilsby, England, GB · 70 projects
wow! i'm also going to try making a small one; i have absolutely no patience for qqa big one! Happy
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Boo_its_Brittany
Boo_its_Brittany · Long Beach, California, US · 182 projects
GAH! So pretty!
I'm definitely gonna have to make a couple small ones!
<3!
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Sly Fox
Sly Fox · 9 projects
Well it is for a swap partner on another craft site, if I was making it for me it may well have ended up stuck in a draw somewhere. I am always more motivated to craft for someone else than my own self. heheh.
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emmilou w.
emmilou w. · Wallasey, England, GB · 12 projects
i have to admit, that is totally awesome!!! i take my hat off to you - to have the patience to sew all them buttons and beads on by hand...i think if i was to attempt it, it would end up being a ufo stuck in a bag or drawer...hahaha!!! ^_^
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Astronaut Carol.
Astronaut Carol. · Edinburgh, Scotland, GB · 1 project
Absolutely stunning! Have to say if I were ever to attempt this... I would no doubt resort to my trusty superglue!!
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Sly Fox
Sly Fox · 9 projects
Thanks Happy its part of a package for a craftswap partner on another site so I hope she likes it as much as I do. Other than being a bit time consuming (sewing all those buttons and beads) and depleting my button/bead swap it is pretty easy to do... and it has a lot of sizzle to it.
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Gone Neko
Gone Neko · Milan, Lombardy, IT · 29 projects
THAT'S AMAZING!!!!
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