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:

Kim 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@LumpkinAndMe said...

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

Kensi 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!

Erin said...

That is so fantastic!! :)

Jennifer said...

This is adorable! I love it!

Nana Moon said...

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

Sherri @ Design2Shine 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!

3 Dudes and a Diva 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!!

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* 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.

missy 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

Amy Kirchhoff 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.

Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun said...

I featured this at my blog today

kimboscrafts.blogspot.com