Lots of Buttons: Spring Tree Canvas

Happy Monday, friends!  As you know, I wear a lot of different hats: mama, wife, blogger, dancer, friend, artist…  Today, I am so excited to announce one more.  I’ve accepted a job where I will be teaming up with Lots of Buttons to write weekly blog posts about the projects I {and sometimes Little Crafter} create using a variety of the fabulous buttons they have to offer!  Of course, I’ll still be sharing my usual variety of other tutorials too, just as you’ve come to expect here at One Artsy Mama.  The only difference is, Mondays will now be Button Days!  Each Monday, you’ll find a brand new tutorial here {as well as on the Lots of Buttons blog} for art, jewelry, kids’ projects, or home decor made using one or more buttons!  I’m excited and I hope you are too!
For my first project, I wanted to make something bright and full of springtime cheer.  I seasonally rotate the artwork in the entryway of our home, so I decided to make a canvas for this Spring using buttons as the blossoms on a tree.  Here’s how I did it:
– assorted buttons
– 11×14″ Canvas
– adhesive vinyl
– vinyl cutting machine and software {or scissors and a lot of patience!}
The specific buttons I used for this project are:
Karen” {6, 14 mm}
Josie” {12, 14 mm}
Abe” {6, 14 mm}
Marisol” {12, 10 mm}
Naomi” {6, 11 mm}
I loved that they came sorted by type and sealed in individual rows!

Step 1: Cut tree shape from brown adhesive vinyl and adhere it in the center of your canvas.

If you don’t have vinyl or a cutting machine, another option is to sketch or trace a tree shape onto your canvas and fill it in with brown paint.

Step 2: Cut words from adhesive vinyl and adhere to your canvas.  I chose “faith, hope,” and “Love.”

Once again, you can opt to paint the words instead, if you prefer.

Step 3: Add your buttons to the tree branches, attaching them with craft glue.

My “Little Crafter” really enjoyed helping with this part.  He liked deciding where the “flowers” would go and  placing them down on the glue.

Once the glue has dried completely, you’re ready to hang your art and enjoy it all season long!

I think it would be beautiful to make one of these in fall colors too!  I just may have to put that on my to-do list…

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed this week’s button project!  While you’re here, don’t miss out on the big Silhouette Giveaway…help me celebrate two years of blogging and enter for your chance{s} to win!
Hugs & Glitter,


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  1. Amy,

    Congratulations! I am jealous, these look like beautiful buttons and I am a button girl. Your canvas came out beautifully and I can’t wait to see what else you create.


  2. I found your cute post at Happy Hour Friday! I love this. The colors are festive and the buttons are perfect! I love the variety you have here. Very cute! Krista @ ahandfulofeverything.blogspot.com

  3. http:// Your button tree is unique!
    I have a plan for my huge stash of buttons. I am saving it for the winter project.
    Too much to do in the garden right now. Plus I am 75 and I have to conserve my energy.
    I do not let my age effect my projects I just pace myself.
    My sweet husband helps me with some of the household chores. ;-O

  4. Hi, Amy!! This is so pretty! I went out and bought the brown vinyl for the tree trunk and pretty buttons. I’m trying to find a tree trunk in the Silhouette design library to use, but am not finding this one or one I like. Can you possibly share a link to the one you used, if you remember which one it was? Thanks so much! 🙂

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