Button Tree

Button Tree Wall Art

Whether you’re a sewing master or an all-round crafter, you may be one of the many who have a big collection of buttons stashed away. Somehow, you can’t bring yourself to throw them away. You just might need them someday. So you keep them in a jar, maybe, or a box in the rear of the closet, perhaps.  But let’s face it, there’s no way that you’ll be able to use them all up on fixing buttonless shirts.

So why not put that heap of buttons to good use by making some pretty wall art? We think this is a good one to hang in your daughter’s room!

Button Tree Wall Art

Making a button tree wall art is a great arts and crafts project for bonding with your kids, too. :)

Is this going to be your next family activity?

Materials:

  • Canvas
  • Plenty of buttons
  • Pastel Colour Spray Paint (suggested colors: purple, yellow, pink, blue)
  • Glue Gun or E6000 Adhesive
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Dimensional Paints (suggested colors: black, brass, bright copper, gold pearl)

Click on any image to start lightbox display. Use your Esc key to close the lightbox.8-)

Steps:

Button Tree Art

Before you involve the kids, lightly spray paint your canvas to give it some background. Use your instinct in doing this. A little blue here, yellow there, some pink here, and purple in some parts, until you are satisfied with it. Let it dry.

Button Tree Art

Now, with your guide, you can ask your kids to lightly draw the tree and its branches with a pencil.

Button Tree Art

Paintbrush the tree with your choice of brown.

Button Tree Art

Give the tree some texture by using the dimensional paints. Use black as shadows, bright for some light, and the other colors for some “3D” effect. Again, rely on your creative instinct :)

Button Tree

Finally, let your kids enjoy sticking the buttons to the branches – the bigger the buttons, the closer to the trunk, and the small pieces for the smaller branches.

Thanks to Crafts by Amanda for this great project.

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