True North Strong & Free Button Art with Free Printable Template

This True North Strong & Free Button Art with Free Printable Template project is the perfect Canada day craft for the whole family.
 
This True North Strong & Free Button Art with Free Printable Template project is the perfect Canada day craft for the whole family.  You can have fun and then have a beautiful piece of art to display for years to come!
 
 
This True North Strong & Free Button Art with Free Printable Template project is the perfect Canada day craft for the whole family.

 

We Canadians tend to celebrate our National pride in a really understated manner.  Visiting our neighbours to the south we often see the American flag waving everywhere from flags waving to the slightly more tacky (at least to a Canadian!) cupcake wrappers and shorts!   I think we all admire the American national spirit but it doesn’t really seem Canadian to be so Nationalistic.   That is at least until it comes to July 1st – Canada Day!
 
We are so blessed to live in a country that is not only free in so many ways, but is also filled with majestic sights and an unparalleled scenic and serene beauty from coast to coast.    We are proud of our home and our nation.  So let’s celebrate with this patriotic craft project perfect for displaying all year round, or even just on Canada Day.  Enjoy!
 
This True North Strong & Free Button Art with Free Printable Template project is the perfect Canada day craft for the whole family.

True North Strong & Free Button Art with Free Printable Template

 
Materials:

1 package (130 count) Favourite Findings Buttons in red. (Order them from Joann.com, Also found at Walmart)

Hot glue

8×10 frame of your choice

Printable – printed and cut to 8×10

Old toothbrush (optional)
 
This True North Strong & Free Button Art with Free Printable Template project is the perfect Canada day craft for the whole family.

Directions:

On a flat surface, hot glue red buttons onto the maple leaf. Begin with the outline and extend the button about 1/2 of the way beyond the leaf outline. If you feel more comfortable, place all buttons and then glue them rather than gluing as you go.

This True North Strong & Free Button Art with Free Printable Template project is the perfect Canada day craft for the whole family.

Once the outline is complete, you’ll want to fill the centre of the leaf with red buttons. I find that there are a lot of the same buttons in the package so I put those in the centre because they will be covered up with the second layer. Don’t worry about all of the buttons filling the space. There can be gaps as long as you have a button to cover it!

Begin on the second layer and fill the gaps and add buttons. You can add a third layer of buttons or simply place a few here and there to add dimension to your project.

This True North Strong & Free Button Art with Free Printable Template project is the perfect Canada day craft for the whole family.

I use an old toothbrush when I’m finished to remove all of the hot glue strings. It also helps to show where you may have a loose button!
 
This True North Strong & Free Button Art with Free Printable Template project is the perfect Canada day craft for the whole family.

To assemble:

Open your frame and remove glass. Place your Maple leave in the frame, place the glass behind it and put the frame back together. Display as desired!

 
 This True North Strong & Free Button Art with Free Printable Template project is the perfect Canada day craft for the whole family.
 
 
This True North Strong & Free Button Art with Free Printable Template project is the perfect Canada day craft for the whole family.
 
 

10 thoughts on “True North Strong & Free Button Art with Free Printable Template

  1. Only a couple weeks until Canada Day & this would be the best craft I’ve ever seen to make with the kids to celebrate our country. Love it!!

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