Ooh Lah Lah – Button Craft to Spice Up Your Life

Shake it Up with Button Maracas

Button craft of maracasAdd some Latin Flair to your house with this button craft.

Button Art of Spanish Maracas Spice Up Your Walls!  Love this Button Craft

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What’s a Crafty Cubanita without a good pair of maracas?!  Maracas are used frequently in Latin American music.  And, they are spicy, vibrant and fun.

And, what could be cuter on your wall than these bright-colored button maracas?

Button maracas
Add some Latin Flair to your home with these adorable button maracas.

To make them, you will just need a few basic button supplies and about two hours of your time.

Instructions  to Complete this Button Craft

If you haven’t yet read my post on button supplies, this is a good time to jump over there and read it. The post will help you plan your supply needs for this project.  The supplies can be purchased at local craft stores or on Amazon.  You may even have some on hand.

                                   Button Supplies post – Don’t forget to read!

Step 1.  Download the maracas button craft template and print.  Of course, you can scale the design to a smaller or larger size, if you prefer.  I used a 9 x 16 inch canvas for my sample art but, you can make it any size you wish.

Maracas template


Maracas template
Template to make maracas button crafts

Step 2.  Trace the maracas button craft on your canvas with a light pencil. 

Step 3.  Gather your buttons. For this project, you will need small to medium-sized buttons and crystals. By the way, I counted that I used 106 buttons in this artwork.  Of course, some of them were itty bitty buttons and if you use larger ones, you’ll need fewer. But, at least you have an idea about how many you’ll need.  Note that the handles use tan-colored buttons so you’ll need more of that color.

Step 4:  Place and glue the buttons in place. I can’t emphasize how important it is to use the right glue. Gem-Tac is excellent.

Step 5.   Use your Silhouette Cameo to script out the word “Maracas”.  I cut the word using my Cameo in gold vinyl.

Oracal 651 Gold Sheets used to make Golden Leaf Canvas Art
Oracal 651 Gold Sheets

But, the vinyl lettering is optional. I like it because it adds a bit of flair to the artwork.  If you don’t have a Silhouette Cameo, another option would be to use stencils to paint the letters onto the canvas.

Hope you enjoy making this button craft project and hope you send me a picture of your completed project. I would love to see it!

Happy Crafting!


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