DIY: Fall Tree Button Art (Plus Scrabble Tiles)


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.


Find other similar projects:

(I’m linking up to I’m Lovin’ It, Weekend Wrap Up Party, Sunday Showcase Party, Made By You Monday, Tip Me Tuesday, Tutorials & Tips Tuesdays, Get Your Craft On, Nest of Posies Fall FestivalWorks for Me Wednesday and The Frugal Girls!)


  1. This is cute! Love the use of the scrablle tiles and buttons.

  2. Too cute! Saw you on Tatertots and Jello. I am a sucker for anything with scrabble tiles! 😉

  3. LOVE it!! Was looking for something cute but easy to do for my cabin-mates at my women’s retreat in a few weeks…perfect!!

  4. doing this project today! thanks for the inspiration!

  5. That is a great art piece for Fall, and my older daughter would love it as a craft project!

  6. Found you on WFMW, and oh my word…thid is so adorable! I have some scrabble tiles, and I think I may have to make this! Thank you for sharing!

  7. Very cute! I am also a big fan of both scrabble tiles and buttons. It would work on a scrapbook page too.

  8. Tthis is so cute! I love Scrabble tile art, but the pieces are so hard to find. It seems the thrift stores are always out.

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  10. Hi Debbie!

    I can’t tell if when you put the craft in the frame, if you also put the glass back in? I would think the tiles would make the craft too thick for the glass to fit back in?

    Thanks so much! I made 2 of your crafts this weekend with my kids – they were a huge hit!!!

    • Hi Beth – I did NOT put the glass back in the frame. So there is no glass over the scrabble & button art. I’m happy to hear the crafts were a hit with you and your kids.


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