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Button Tree Canvas

Level of difficulty: Intermediate

Create this whimsical button tree art in a few easy steps.

What You'll Need:

  • Crafter's Closet 11" x 14" Canvas
  • Crafter's Closet Tacky Glue
  • Crafter's Closet Paint Brush
  • Crafter's Closet Paint Mixing Palette
  • Crafter's Closet Acrylic Paint Set
  • Crafter's Closet Assorted Buttons
  • Crafter's Closet White Puffy Paint
  • Clear Gems

Let's Do This!


Step 1:

  1. Mix together green, blue, and white paint to achieve a light aqua color. Paint entire canvas, including the edges. Let dry.


Step 2:

  1. Download and print the tree template. Flip the paper over and with a heavy hand rub a pencil over the back of the tree. Flip paper back to the proper side and position on the canvas. Making a few passes, trace the outline of the tree with a pencil. When you remove the paper, a copy will be transferred to your canvas!


Step 3:

  1. Mix together red, yellow, and black paint to get a brown. Paint the tree brown, adding additional swirls if desired. Be sure to switch to the smaller brush to get crisp swirls.


Step 4:

  1. Using red, yellow, and white buttons; scatter them on top of the swirls and glue in place. Decorate with gems.


Step 5:

  1. Take the white puffy paint and add some leaf shapes and dots along some of the buttons and branches.

Download Template

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