Framed Button Christmas Tree

This idea has been in the back of my head for a few years now but time always seems to slip away. It's not that it's a difficult project, in fact it's very simple, it's just "me projects" seem to get put on the back burner.
Make a Christmas Tree with buttons and frame it ~ simple right?
framed button christmas tree
I always have a stack of frames at the ready ~ whether from the Dollar Store, yard sales, or Thrifts. I snatch any cheap frames I see. You can do sooo many thing with frames - no matter what they look like -makeovers are always an easy way to upcycle even the ugliest.
This one happens to be from the Dollar Store.
framed button christmas tree
I wanted a glittery background and it happened to come to me in the mail! My cousins beautiful Wedding Invitation, just happened to have a silver glittery background sheet.
framed button christmas tree
So I dismantled it (so sorry Chris and Amanda) and I cut it to fit inside the frame
framed button christmas tree
I painted the frame all black to get rid of the gold-ish scrolling it had.
framed button christmas tree
Then proceeded to play with some white buttons until I found a shape of a Christmas Tree I like and glued them on.
Once glued on, the buttons kind of blended with the background and didn't pop.
I thought of painting them, but didn't want to cover up the Mother of Pearl button's iridescence. I grabbed a bottle of clear nail polish that had blue glitter in it.
Since most of the MOP buttons were at the bottom I started there with a light coat and worked my way up. The single coat provided just a smidge of glitter which was perfect for the MOP buttons. Plastic buttons were interspersed about midway so I applied another coat of polish. Another coat for the next row and so on.
framed button christmas tree
Before I knew it I had a gradient blue button Christmas Tree!
I really like the way it turned out and am anxious to try with other colored buttons in different styles.
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Suggested materials:

  • Frame  (Dollar Store)
  • Buttons  (Had on hand)
  • Glitter background  (Had on hand)
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  • Great jdeas! Thanks so much 😊

  • Hipshot1960
    on Apr 11, 2017

    IIt reminds me a bit of a Christmas picture we took. Four children and four more foster children; we wanted to be coordinated without the matchy-matchy look. We bought each person a sweatshirt in their favorite color and created a Christmas tree on the front with their choice of cool buttons that matched their s

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