Button Covered Photo Cube Gift Idea {Guest Post featuring Crafts ‘n Coffee}

Button Covered Photo Cube Gift Idea {Guest Post featuring Crafts ‘n Coffee}

Yesterday’s guest post highlighted a fun button topiary and Patty Schaffer is back again today showing us another project that can be made simply using the same technique. Patty is a featured contributor over at Crafts ‘n Coffee where they blog all about projects incorporating STYROFOAM Brand Foam.
The little button flowers holding the pictures are just too cute!

If you’re looking for a holiday gift idea, here’s one that’s cute as a button! What grandma, aunt, sitter or other lucky recipient wouldn’t love to have this Button & Button Flower Photo Cube? Leave it to designer Patty Schaffer to add one more sweet flourish – a bouquet of button flowers tops it off. (You can see more of Patty’s work on her blog Capture the Details and her etsy shop P.S. it’s in the details) This is a great TV craft so next time you sit down to catch your favorite show, bring a stash of buttons, pins and a foam cube and get a head start on your Christmas gifts.

Materials Needed:
STYROFOAM Brand Foam: 3” cube
Buttons in assorted colors and sizes, about 300
1 ½” assorted color pearl head pins, about 300
20-gauge silver wire, about 18”

1. Using pearl head pins, pin buttons to four sides and top of cube. Mix and match the colors and sizes of buttons, and overlap them to cover any gaps.
2. To make the legs for the bottom of the cube, select four buttons in decreasing sizes. Thread buttons onto pin, starting with smallest and finishing with the largest; insert the pin into bottom corner of the foam cube. Repeat for other three corners, keeping button legs the same size so the cube will stand evenly.
3. To make the button flowers, stack an assortment of buttons, largest to smallest. Bend the tip of a length of wire into a ‘u’ shape and insert the ends through the holes in the smallest button at the top, all the way through to the largest button on the bottom. Twist the wire tight against the bottom of the stack of buttons to hold the flower shape. Make three button flowers in varying heights. Insert into the top of the cube.
4. To make the photo holders, curl one end on two different lengths of wire. Insert other end into the top of the cube.

Happy crafting.

Sharon can be found at Crafts ‘n Coffee, a blog all about creating with STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam. The blog features fresh and crafty inspiration made by a variety of different creative designers, like Patty Schaffer.
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Thanks so much Sharon and Patty for sharing this project! If you happen to miss the Button Egg & Topiary post yesterday, you can find it {here}.

Happy Friday my friends! I’ll be back later tonight with a project of my own to share ~ Enjoy!


  1. This is great! :))

  2. I lake it,cute and creative works!
    Have a nice weekend.

  3. wow, love the new twist on the photo cube idea!

  4. I love button projects..and this one is just darling. Thank you for sharing…have a great weekend. Bobbie

  5. Fabulous, Fabulous, Fabulous! Love it and thanks for sharing!!

  6. Too cute..

  7. Just looking at this cute thing makes me smile! I have to make one of these for my craft room. Thanks so much for sharing!

  8. This is such cool idea! I’ve never seen like this. Will gather cool buttins. Thanks for this.


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