I have been wanting to make a cute art project with buttons for the past few months. I finally created a Tree Button Art for my fall décor. I originally planned to do a pumpkin shape with fall colored buttons but then I got inspired by something unexpected.
I recently was sorting through some papers and found this sweet card a friend sent me (see picture above). I was admiring the picture of the tree on the front of this card. It then came to me to make an art project based on this design but with a fall theme.
(Side Note: I love the thoughtfulness of a card sent the old fashioned way. In case you are reading this friend…THANK YOU so much for the card and for being such a great friend!)
The card has the word “Friend” but I used the word “FALL” instead. I used Scrabble tiles for the words to add another dimension. I happen to have an old Scrabble game from when I was a kid. I saved all the letter tiles thinking someday I may use it in a craft project. Someday has arrived. :) I love that my Tree Art has both buttons and Scrabble Tiles.
Along with the buttons and Scrabble letter tiles, the other materials I used for this project were a square frame, dark brown cardstock paper, kraft paper, pencil, scissors and glue.
Want to know how to make this Button and Scrabble Tree Art? Keep reading…it’s super easy:
I cut the dark brown cardstock paper to fit my frame. I cut some leaves and a tree trunk from kraft paper. I them laid out the leaves, trunk and Scrabble tiles onto the dark brown cardstock paper. I rearranged the leaves until I liked the way it looked. For the Scrabble tiles, I first spelled the word LEAVES vertically on the trunk and then added the word FALL. I love how the tiles match the kraft paper. I also love how the Scrabble tiles are wood and are part of the tree’s trunk and branch.
Now the gluing begins…
I glued the trunk and leaves onto the brown paper using a glue stick.
I used a hot glue gun to glue the Scrabble tiles.
I arranged the buttons and then used a hot glue gun to secure them.
The last thing I did was place it in a frame. Now, my beautiful Fall Button Tree Art sits on my mantle.
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