Mother’s Day Button Letters Craft

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This is one of my favorite crafts. It is so inexpensive (under $10) and looks so adorable when it is complete. Kids from preschool and up can help make this craft, making it perfect for Mother’s Day. If you are using glue dots, the younger kids can do this with some help from an older kid or grown up. For the older kids, they can go to town and make this all on their own. This craft is also great for Teacher Appreciation, Grandparents Day, birthdays, Christmas and anniversaries.

Mother’s Day Button Letters Craft

Mother’s Day Button Letters Craft supplies

What you will need:

  • Small wooden letters from your local craft store (Walmart also sells them or order from Amazon) to spell whatever word you choose. We did “MOM” for Mother’s Day.
  • 2 bags of colored buttons (we found ours at Walmart, in the sewing section)
  • Acrylic paint and Foam brush (We bought white letters, so we didn’t need the paint. If you have naked wood, you may want to paint it before applying your buttons)
  • Hot glue gun or glue dots (I prefer the glue dots because I burn my fingers with the glue gun on the smaller buttons. You can find them in the scrapbook department)
  • Ribbon

Step 1: (for naked wood) Using a foam brush, paint letter with acrylic paint. Allow to dry for at least 10 minutes. Repeat.

Mother’s Day Button Letters Craft step 1

Step 2: Attach a button to your glue dot and lift up.

Mother’s Day Button Letters Craft Step 3

Step 3: Apply your buttons to the wooden letter.

Mother’s Day Button Letters Craft step 4

Step 4: Repeat until the surface of the letter is completely covered. Repeat on the other letters you chose.

Mother’s Day Button Letters Craft step 5

Step 5: Cut a length of ribbon to hang your letter. Attach the ribbon with your glue gun (it holds the weight better than a glue dots)

Mother’s Day Button Letters Craft 6

Step 6: Glue a small button to the point of your ribbon. This is optional. I just thought it looked cute!

Mothers Day Button Letters Craft

Step 7: Hang and show off your awesome Mother’s Day Button Letters Craft!

About Kelly

Kelly is a wife, mom of 5 (2 are furry), camera bug, tech lover, gadget grabber, travel enthusiast, music aficionado and TV junkie. Her goal is to share with you recipes, DIY ideas and crafts that are fun, easy to make and won’t break the bank.


  1. What a fun and simple craft. This is a great idea for Mother’s Day.

  2. That is adorable! I have a huge bag of buttons in the art closet that would be perfect for a craft like this!

  3. How cute and colorful! I’ll have to get my hands on some fun buttons.

  4. These are absolutely adorable. My kids would love to make them!

  5. I like this, it’s a great way to use buttons. It turns out cute as can be too.

  6. What a cute craft idea!

  7.' vickie couturier says:

    that is so cute and easy to make,,thanks

  8. That is really cute! I love the end result!

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