Crafty Cornucopia {Buttons-A Picture Frame}


Today I am sharing what I made with buttons from Buttons Galore and More.  I decided to take an 8×10 picture from that we had at home and turn it into a piece of art to add to my Thanksgiving mantel.  Since my Thanksgiving mantel will only be up for a few weeks {we put our Christmas tree up Thanksgiving weekend}, I wanted to make something that I could add to my fall decor, that was already on the mantel, to go from Halloween to Thanksgiving.

 “Give Thanks” Thanksgiving Frame


*8×10 wood picture frame

*5×7 mat to go inside the frame

*Hot glue

*Ribbon, buttons, other embellishments



*Scissors, Cricut, Silhouette, or other means to cut letters out of vinyl


1.  Begin by  cutting a piece of burlap to 8×10 inches.  This will make the “background” for your letters.

2.  “Frame” the piece of burlap.  I did this by laying the frame face down, then layering the glass, burlap, and mat.  Finally adding the back to the frame.

3.  Using vinyl the color of your choice, cut out the words “give thanks”.  Adhere these to outside of the glass of your frame.

4.  Next, cut your ribbon to the length of your frame, plus 2 inches.  You’ll want about an inch overhang so you can hot glue the end of the ribbon to the back of your frame.

5.  Glue the ribbon, just on the ends, to the back of your frame.  I did black and white gingham across the top and bottom, and black ribbed ribbon along the sides.

6.  Embellish with fabric rosette buttons, or other buttons of your choice.  I chose to cluster mine in the upper right hand corner of the frame, adhering them with a small dot of hot glue.

Since you placed the vinyl letters on the outside of the glass, you can easily remove them later and replace them with another saying.  Or, you can use the frame for a picture.

How are your button projects coming along?  Stop by Thursday and link them up!  I cannot wait to see what you’ve been working on!

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Carrie (903 Posts)

Carrie is the author and founder of My Favorite Finds. She likes to share her Disney travel tips, crafts, recipes, and ways that she finds JOY everyday in her life! She believes that everyday brings new joy, and that everyone needs to have a little happiness in their life! She is the wife to a sweet pastor, and mom to three kiddos-twin boys and a princess girl. Carrie is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, where she enjoys making MAGICAL vacation memories for everyone! Contact her today at to start YOUR vacation planning!


  1. I love the idea of adding buttons to a frame. Makes it look so much prettier! 🙂

  2. Love it, so cute! Would love it if you linked up on my blog hop Also let me know if you’d like to follow each other!

  3. Super cool frame! Love it!

  4. Super cute craft for Thanksgiving! It looks great! Thanks for sharing this week on Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! We love having you! 🙂 Have a great week!
    Mackenzie 🙂

  5. What a clever idea! Very cute:)


  6. I would love for you to share this (or any of your other great ideas) at the link party going on through tomorrow night at ‘Or so she says …’ Hope to see you there!

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