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Use the heap of buttons you have to make some pretty wall art. We think this is a good one to hang in your daughter’s room!
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?
- Plenty of buttons
- Pastel Colour Spray Paint (suggested colours: purple, yellow, pink, blue)
- Glue Gun or E6000 Adhesive
- Acrylic Paint
- Paint Brush
- Dimensional Paints (suggested colours: black, brass, bright copper, gold pearl)
Click on any image to start lightbox display. Use your Esc key to close the lightbox.
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.
Now, with your guidance you can ask your kids to lightly draw the tree and its branches with a pencil.
Paint brush the tree with your choice of brown.
Give the tree some texture by using the dimensional paints. Use black as shadows, bright for some light, and the other colours for some “3D” effect. Again, rely on your creative instinct :)
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.