I’ve been looking for a holiday craft project to do with Kora & Logan for sometime and recently decided on DIY Button Christmas Trees. I’ve seen variations of button crafts on Pinterest and remembered how much I used to enjoy going through my grandma’s button tin. I would spend ages looking at all of the buttons and always thought the kids would enjoy doing something with buttons as well. So we started this project the other night and it was a big hit!
I love how they took two completely different approaches. While Kora looked for specific buttons to put in certain places, she pretty much started right away. Meanwhile, Logan sorted through all of his buttons, and then Kora’s, looking for the tiniest buttons and made an entire tree of teeny little buttons. Then he made a second tree as well.
How did we do it?
It was pretty simple actually. I bought the buttons in bottles from Tuesday Morning. I just happened to come across them and as soon as I saw them I thought of button Christmas trees. Then I picked up the canvases at Meijer. I looked in other places but found these to be the most affordable.
Then I warmed up the glue gun while the kids got to work going through all the buttons and looking them over. Once the glue gun was warm enough they got started and used it to glue the buttons to the canvas.
The glue was a bit wispy for some reason so I just made sure to wipe it up with a paper towel and it was no problem. Kora and Logan are a bit older so I knew they would be ok using the glue gun but I still made sure they were careful.
We all sat at the table together and put on some Christmas music, singing along while the trees came to life.
The DIY Button Christmas Trees made for a fun and festive project and I would recommend it anyone who has a few extra minutes this holiday season. It’s a fun one to do on your own or with kids and it makes a keepsake that you can treasure for years to come.