Thursday, February 14, 2013

Button Tree Nursery Art Tutorial

by Elizabeth

in Crafts and DIY


Decorating your nursery can be expensive, especially when you want a custom look.  I’ve been able to decorate my daughters nursery for almost nothing by creating my own pieces for her room.

She had a “Cute As A Button” Baby Shower theme so I had some buttons that were used as part of the decor that I was going to use in her scrapbook.  I decided an art piece that would grow with her would be a better use of these mementos and I thought a button tree would be super cute.

The best part about this project is that it is so cheap and easy and doesn’t really require any artistic skill yet it can easily be adapted to suit the colour scheme in any nursery!

Button Tree Nursery Art

What You Need:

Acrylic Paint
Paint Brushes
Crazy Glue

Start by creating a pattern with the paint.  I did a bit of a swirl emanating from the center using blues, pinks, purples and white.  It is easy with acrylic paint to build colours on one another or to blend together directly on the canvas.

Paint on Canvas


Once the background is dry you can paint your tree.  I painted mine free-hand but if you aren’t artistic consider searching for tree branches online and print one that you like to trace onto your canvas then paint.

Next use crazy glue to attach the buttons to the painted tree to make it look like blossoms on the tree.  Ta-da!  Cute awesomeness for your nursery or wherever!

{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

Misfit Momma February 14, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Love this!


The Shopping Duck February 14, 2013 at 5:09 pm

What a cute idea! This could work for an older child’s room too by just changing the colors up a bit.


Stephanie LaPlante February 14, 2013 at 7:34 pm

That is such a cute idea!!


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Victoria Ess February 17, 2013 at 3:25 pm

That looks really beautiful :)


sivas February 18, 2013 at 1:11 pm

really great :)) it is really lovely


terri February 19, 2013 at 12:10 am

what a cool idea! i love buttons.


Janet W. February 25, 2013 at 12:15 pm

What a cute idea! Such a nice addition to a nursery!


Stacey L April 4, 2013 at 8:34 pm

What a great idea, very creative and natural looking. Awesome job looks fabulous.


Jennifer Ali April 5, 2013 at 8:11 am

OMG!! I wish I would have thought of this when my daughter’s were babies. This is an awesome idea…:)


Audrey May 1, 2013 at 4:40 pm

What a great idea! I love this! I must keep this in mind when we start a family <3


Winnie B May 7, 2013 at 9:25 pm

Looks so easy I must try it!


ANN*H May 19, 2013 at 4:31 pm

This is a very nice and cute idea. It would be nice to if you could use a button off old clothing of family members too. Just note on back from whose clothing and what kind it was. Nice for any room really. This is something me and my grandson could make.thanks


Cheryl Grandy August 22, 2013 at 11:48 pm

Isnt it amazing how such simple materials can make such a striking piece of art! You did a beautiful job.


Lynn M October 1, 2013 at 9:38 am

Great idea! I have so many buttons,and this looks like a craft I would love to do!


ContestPatti October 6, 2013 at 12:38 am

This is a great idea – thank you for sharing


Laurie P October 17, 2013 at 5:17 pm

I love artwork with buttons, just looks cute!
And I’ve started collecting buttons in hopes of creating something similar…


amy lovell October 25, 2013 at 7:57 am

very cool! Thanks for [posting


sarah j jackson October 25, 2013 at 6:13 pm

I really like this ! I just bought my daughter a bag of buttons from wm and I think this would be a great way to use some of those buttons !


becky October 29, 2013 at 8:14 pm

Very pretty. This would look awesome with fall colours for the buttons. So many possibilities :)


Treen Goodwin November 4, 2013 at 8:48 pm

This is the cutest thing i have ever seen , thanks for the great idea and for sharing !


loriag November 17, 2013 at 8:45 am

This is really cute, and an idea most could complete quite easy.


Karen S. December 29, 2013 at 8:00 pm

LOL. Finally, a use for all my extra buttons!


Nena Sinclair March 16, 2014 at 3:54 am

What a cute idea! It looks great, too!


melisa April 11, 2014 at 9:17 pm

I really like the colors in the the painting and the actual painting.


loucheryl May 27, 2014 at 5:19 pm

This is a really great idea! It would be great for my son’s nursery.


Darlene W June 1, 2014 at 9:37 pm

What a great way to show off your artistic ability and use up some buttons that are around the house


Darlene W June 17, 2014 at 9:36 pm

You can change the colours up and make your family tree


Amy Lovell August 15, 2014 at 7:42 am

Beautiful! I love it! Its creative and very original. Thanks for posting


kathy downey August 21, 2014 at 9:48 am

I am going to be saving all these awesome craft projects for the winter months,thanks for sharing


kathy downey August 28, 2014 at 10:58 pm

so simple yet beautiful


Lynda Cook September 3, 2014 at 7:38 pm

This is such a great idea, I never thought of doing this with buttons, thank you so much for sharing!!


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