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« on: April 16, 2012 09:37:00 AM »

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Button Tree Frame - featuring Elmer's products

I absolutely adore buttons and trees.  A great combination of the two?  A button tree framed wall art!  An even greater thing?  Its super simple to make, and only requires a few supplies.  All you need is a shadowbox frame, a piece of paper for a background, buttons, and Elmer's Thin Medium Glue Spots and you can make something like this:



I used a 8"x8" shadowbox for my frame.  First you will need to find a paper for the background and cut it down to the right size.


For the tree, I started at the bottom and placed the buttons where I wanted.  I did this freehand, but if you are having trouble, you can always trace on a design and then place the buttons.


Again, starting at the bottom I glued on each button using Elmer's Thin Medium Glue Spots.  They are super strong and stick really well to different mediums.  They are permanent and thin, so they are pretty perfect for this project.  Also, you aren't having to use hot glue which can be messy and difficult to control. I've used hot glue in the past, but this is waaaaay easier!  






Here they are all stuck onto the paper and ready to go into the frame.  
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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2012 01:47:49 PM »

Love trees! Actually am obsessed.  Tongue Those glue dots must be pretty strong.
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2012 02:18:04 PM »

I've never heard of this product before, but I'm definitely going to have to check it out!  This looks great!  (And NOT messy!)
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2012 02:21:16 PM »

Wow, I've only ever used hot glue for stuff like this.  Gaaah, so much easier.  Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2012 03:16:45 PM »

Buttons!!! Love this project. The paper you chose is so pretty. 
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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2012 04:47:33 AM »

I need some of those glue dots...  I even have that same scrapbook paper.  So cute!
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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2012 06:19:48 AM »

Great idea for the glue dots. Really nice project, Jilly!
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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2012 08:02:36 AM »

That's so cute! It would be fun to make seasonal trees with different colored buttons. *off to check button stash*
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« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2012 08:22:50 AM »

Buttons, trees, cool paper and glue dots....all of my favourite things!  I really like how this turned out Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2012 09:48:14 AM »

Thanks everyone!  The glue dots are holding up so nicely!  I've had buttons fall off later with the hot glue, but with this method those little lovelies are on there!  I <3 glue spots!
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