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Button Tree Frame by Gina Lideros

Gina Lideros is back with yet another adorable holiday project – this time in the form of a cute button tree frame:

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Supplies: This to That Foam Tab Circles (AMF617-09) – Adhesive, Epoxy Button Brads (683247) – Bundled Up, Adhesive Layered Resin Flowers (366203) – Polka Dot Party, Epoxy Wood Buttons (78090) – Happy Birthday, Epoxy Wood Buttons (96604) – With Love, Fabric & Epoxy Brads (96532) – Happy Birthday, Sequins and Buttons (95300) – Christmas, Bow Embellishments (95303 – Christmas 

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1. Gather a frame, burlap fabric, paint, adhesive, and an assortment of your favorite American Crafts buttons, brads, and sequins.

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2. Paint the frame and set it aside to dry. Even though I loved the pink frame that I had on hand, I decided that a nice, crisp white frame would fit with my Christmas decor better.

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3. Measure the inside of the frame (mine was 4×6). Trim a piece of cardstock or cardboard to that size. Adhere burlap fabric to it and trim off any excess.

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4. Trace around the edge of a tree-shaped die cut with a pencil onto the burlap fabric. You could use any holiday-themed shaped – a snowflake, reindseer, Santa hat… get creative!

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5. Arrange buttons and brads and adhere them to the burlap fabric inside your traced shape. I found that it is easiest to start with the bigger shapes first.

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6. Next, fill in any extra space you may have with smaller buttons and sequins. The American Crafts Christmas line (small buttons and sequins) sold exclusively at Target worked perfectly for this.

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7. Top off the button Christmas tree with a bow and insert the burlap into the frame.

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8. All finished and ready to display or give as a fun gift!

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