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.



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.



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.


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!


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.



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.



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


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