Monday, October 11, 2010

Button Tree Artwork


I love going to the DI. (For those who don't know what that is, it's like a goodwill or thrift store.) I go there probably once a week. Some might say that's obsessive, but I love it. What I don't love, is the smell...i swear all thrift stores have a smell....and I am not very fond of it.

Anyways, I found a really great frame a couple months back and finally found a use for it. I don't have a before picture of the frame, but it wasn't anything great to look at. It was just a wood frame, but it had some character to it.

So to fix it up, I painted the same color as Hannah's dresser and then used some pink paint to distress it a little and then sanded it. Here is the frame after I finished it. I really love how it turned out and it will go perfect in Hannah's room.

Now, onto what I actually put inside the frame. I love buttons, actually I am obsessed with buttons. I am positive that I have more buttons than is probably necessary. Sometime I will have to take a picture of my button collection, but today I am going to show you my button tree.

I have made something very similar to this for fall decorations and such, but I have never made an everyday button tree. I love how it turned out. It is so simple, but it works.

Here is how I made it:


Supplies Needed:
Foam board
paint
brown cardstock
Green scrapbook paper
buttons
Mod Podge
Hot Glue


Step 1: Paint your base piece. I painted it plain pink and then later decided to add some light pink scrolls, and swirls to add something more.





Step 2: Cut out the tree and hills. For the tree I made this template. I just free-handed the hills.


Step 3: Cut out foam board for your background.


Step 4: Mod podge your tree and hills onto your foam board.



Step 5: Hot glue buttons onto your foam board. I like to lay mine out before hand to make sure I have them right where I want them and then I glue them on.



That's it! You could make this your own by using a different color scheme and background. I made this one to match Hannah's new room re-do. I love how it turned out and best of all Hannah loves it too! She told me it was "bootiful" when I showed it to her. :)



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30 comments:

Unknown said...

THAT IS SO PRETTY!!!

Rosana Garcia Hess said...

Lindsey I am in love!!!! I became a new follower.
Awesome tree.....I hope you don´t mind if a feature on my blog.
Hugs from Brazil

Kim's Treasures said...

Very pretty!

Devonay said...

Thanks for sharing your tutorial! Can't wait to make one for my home!

Reece said...

found your blog a few days ago and I am loving your ideas! They are so creative and cute!! I can't wait to try some out. Thanks and keep the inspiration coming!

Dana Lynne said...

this is SO pretty!!!! thanks so much for sharing it - i can't wait to do one!

. said...

That is so fantastic!! :)

Jennifer said...

This is adorable! I love it!

Danylle McLain said...

This is such a cute craft! I think it would be pretty in my daughters room. Thanks for inspiring me today!
~Danylle

Sherri said...

I love it! This is just too cute. I may have to try it for my niece. She is expecting her first child in December and this would be adorable in the nursery. Thanks for sharing!

TheCraftInMe said...

I love this, so cute and happy! Thanks for sharing!

5 dudes, a diva and total chaos said...

I just found my new favorite blog!! I spent an hour looking through it last night! I am in LOVE!! Keep these crafts coming!!

Tammy @ she wears flowers said...

This is adorable! Can't wait to check out your other projects!

Crystal said...

I love how this turned out. It would match my kids room perfect. I'll be featuring this on Sunday-hope you don't mind.
www.crystalscraftspot.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

This is super cute!

Melissa
http://www.burstsofcreativity.blogspot.com/

FrouFrouBritches said...

Oh my gracious! That is sooo precious! Great job! That would look adorable on a t-shirt too! Hmmmm. I'm bookmarking this!

Amnah said...

That is so adorable! Now I'm dying to take out some buttons and use them.

Andrea @ Keepin it Thrifty said...

I love this!...great idea!...im obsessed with trees! VERy cute!

April said...

So cute-love it!

chris said...

Simple design, well executed! The buttons are my favorite detail.

Anonymous said...

wow! that is super cute!

Let'sMakeADifference said...

It is a beautiful project! I am a new follower from a blog hop! Would love for you to check out my blog and follow back!

An Ivory Beauty said...

I adore this idea!

Corinna said...

This is darling! Love the pink/green color combo too!

Corinna

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

That is so cute! Thanks so much for the how-to, I'll be linking.

BarefootTams said...

I love it!! Making one for my dd's room!

Cass said...

So fun! I especially love the "grow". It'll be darling w/ the birds.

Heather said...

I made this the other day and posted it on my blog if you want to see it!
http://avazoeg.blogspot.com/2010/11/just-passing-throughand-letting-joy-in.html

Unknown said...

Totally cute!!! I included this in my "Non-sewing Handmade Gift Ideas" blog: http://www.amytriedit.com/2010/11/non-sewing-handmade-gift-ideas.html and will be making it for my daughter's room for Christmas.

kim west said...

I featured this at my blog today

kimboscrafts.blogspot.com