button Christmas tree art.

 Today's craft will have to be done over two days...day one you make the tree and day two you assemble it...total time to make it doesn't take that long you just have to wait for glue to dry. :)


 Some things you will need:
buttons
cardboard triangle and size or shape you would like
frame that is bigger than your tree shape
piece of fabric cut to fit your frame with iron-on backing ironed on
glue (white and hot)
glitter
embroidery thread
 I started by covering my cardboard tree shape with glue, any thick white glue would work.
 Then I had Moses (and Doug) cover the glue with buttons...adding more glue when necessary.  I did mostly green but you could do any number of color combos.
 When the triangle was covered and the glue was dry enough...I added a coat of mod-podge and covered it with glitter.  I let it dry over night at this point.
 Then, I got Moses to write "joy" for me...and traced it onto my fabric using embroidery tracing paper...then stitched over that in red.
 I assembled my frame by first hot gluing the fabric into the frame...then adding the glass then the frame backing...then using more hot glue, I glued the tree in place. 
 A cute cooperative effort...if I do day so myself. :)


 You could also stop with the tree and add a ribbon to hang it as an ornament.  I think it would make a great little gift for a teacher or relative.

Happy crafting!
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7 comments:

Libby said...

Super super cute! I just love your ideas. Keep'em coming!

Blanca said...
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Heather at Blessed Little Nest said...

be still my button loving heart!
so much cuteness in one craft.
love it!!

Kristen said...

i love this... so cute. it could be a great gift for grandparents.

i am adding this to my list for our advent activities for next year... not sure if we will fit it in for this year or not. i love it.

my name is carey! said...

that is adorable - I love it! With Joy, Carey

Leonie said...

so very cute!!!!

Terry said...

What a great project for the kids and to keep for years to come! It turned out so pretty and I'm thinking your creating some crafting buddies and lots of future projects!

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