Beautiful Button Christmas Tree

Many thanks to my sister Amanda, who helped Emmy and I create this beautiful Christmas decoration that I have been wanting to make for years!

Button Christmas Tree @ Rub Some Dirt On It

The list of materials is a small one: a small canvas, pencil and ruler, buttons and glue.  My sister, whose attention to details greatly supersedes my own, used a ruler to measure that the point of the tree was centered, and that the sides were straight.  Lightly trace a triangle on your canvas, leaving room for your stump of four brown buttons.

Button Christmas Tree @ Rub Some Dirt On It

After a little thought, I simply smeared Elmer’s Glue all over the “tree” and let Em place the many varieties and sizes of green buttons all over the triangle, leaving as little spaces between the buttons as possible.

Button Christmas Tree @ Rub Some Dirt On It

Then we filled in the gaps with very teeny button ornaments (Em’s favorites) and layered other colored buttons on top for ornaments.  I love the three dimensional look!

Button Christmas Tree @ Rub Some Dirt On It

Lastly, we used a star button for the top.  After erasing any leftover pencil lines, we have a beautiful Christmas decoration that will be displayed for years to come!  We love our button Christmas tree!

Button Christmas Tree @ Rub Some Dirt On It

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