Vibrant Button Tree on Canvas

Vibrant Button Tree on Canvas

Buttons aren’t just for seamstresses you know. I always have a stash of buttons on hand for a variety of projects. I love using them with kid’s crafts, they are great for dressing up little projects, and perfect for a quick embellishment. Buttons definitely have more uses than just fastening a blouse closed. This button tree I finished today is a perfect example.

Vibrant Button Tree on Canvas

I was presented with a challenge by the fine folks at Buttons Galore and More and Jacquard Products to come up with a project using these gorgeous three dimensional paints and a variety of stunning buttons. I am always up for a good craft challenge, so of course I said yes!

Vibrant Button Tree on Canvas

There’s a bonus too. Jacquard and Buttons Galore have offered to provide a prize package to one lucky reader. You’ll receive the same beautiful paints that I did and will be able to choose some fabulous buttons as well! I’ll tell you more about the giveaway at the end of this post, so stick around.

I’ve had a brand new, still in the shrink wrap, 20″x24″ wrapped canvas sitting in my craft room for months. I bought it because it was on sale and I knew I wanted to make something like this tree, though I assumed I would be painting the whole thing. As I started brainstorming for the challenge, that’s when it hit me to make a button tree. I’ve seen several different kinds around the web, but I hadn’t seen any using dimensional paint.

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Vibrant Button Tree on Canvas

So I pulled out the canvas and some pastel colored spray paints I had in the craft room. I started with light blue, spraying one end of the canvas. Then I overlapped a bit with Robin’s Egg Blue, then some purple. I sprayed the other end with pink, then over-sprayed with yellow. Then I just willy nilly sprayed some blue here, yellow there, purple here, until I liked the way it looked. I allowed the canvas to dry for about an hour.

Vibrant Button Tree on Canvas

I drew a simple tree trunk onto the canvas, sketching lightly with a pencil. I drew 5 main branches, then added smaller branches off of those. When I was happy with it I used a brown metallic finish paint to fill in the tree. I used a liner brush on the smaller branches.

Vibrant Button Tree on Canvas

This is where I had a little fun with the dimensional paints! I chose the colors Black, Brass, Bright Copper and Gold Pearl. These paints come out in a nice steady stream and looked beautiful, adding a really nice dimension to the canvas.

Vibrant Button Tree on Canvas

Next I chose some of the largest buttons in each of the button collections. I was using Rustic Coconut Shell (my favorites!), Sea Glass, Earthly, Vacation and Rose Garden. I placed them in various places on the canvas. Once I was happy with their placement, I attached them with E6000 adhesive. It took a little while, but I just kept adding different sized and colored buttons everywhere, saving the tiniest buttons for the outer edges.

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Vibrant Button Tree on Canvas

That’s it! A little spray paint for background effect, a simple tree drawing filled in with paint, some shimmering three dimensional paint, lots of beautiful colored buttons and some glue.

Vibrant Button Tree on Canvas

So what do you think? Did I live up to the challenge? Are you up for a challenge? Bet you’d like to win some of these fabulous products so you can make something too! Well here’s the scoop on that:


Jacquard Products is happy to provide 24 colors of Jacquard Lumiere 3-D Paint to one lucky winner. Buttons Galore will be offering 2 Bags of Buttons, 1 Haberdashery Tins, 1 package of Novelty buttons and 1 Trim Collage kit.

The winner of this giveaway was comment #147, Marty! She been notified and has responded. Thanks for all the entries!

I hope you enjoyed the project!

Vibrant Button Tree on Canvas

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  1. Jennyroo says

    I’d love to win because this is an awesome project! Full stop. I would love to try to recreate it! Pick me!

    • Diane Revilla says

      I’m a teacher and am always looking for inexpensive crafts for my students. Funny that you used buttons, I had buttons my mother gave me to use in the classroom. I showed my students how they could make flowers using the buttons. We even used decorative cupcake holders for flowers and placed a huge button in the middle.

      Why I would love to win, for my kids. I would love to bring in a different medium using paints. And, a teacher can’t have enough buttons! No, I am not an art teacher. I teach all subjects but truly believe that art/crafting allows for creative expression in my classroom. Thanks for the ideas!

      • faiza bilal says

        Hello! I am also a art teacher and always search new and cheap crafts for my students.thanks amanda for the nice idea , looking forward for more like this.
        Diane revilla u also upload ur work it will also a helpful for me.

    • Diane Revilla says

      It was hard to pick my favorite buttons, but on behalf of my grandson I go with the Childhood: Dinosaurs!

      • Diane Revilla says

        I’m a “Bling Bling” kind of girl so it has to be the Sparkle Silver in the

        Lumiere 3D
Dimensional Metallic Paint!

    • says


      I loved the tutorial for the canvas tree. I just had to try and make it. I have absolutely no talent at all and have never tried crafts. I knew I had to try this one. I could not have done it without your tutorial.
      Thank you so very much. Brenda Griffin

  2. Heather says

    I would love to win because like you, I have wanted to make a tree painting like that for awhile!

  3. Jaime Lackie says

    I loved all the great buttons that Buttons Galore had to offer, they are great! My favorite was the flutterbug though, super cute!

  4. Barb says

    I’d love to win because that tree is gorgeous! But to be honest, I’d commission my teenage daughter to do the project. She’s so good at art; this would be a blast for her.

  5. Netta says

    This would fit right in with the wall (I call it “My Family Tree” wall)in my family room. If I don’t win, I’ll have to find the time to make me one. Thanks for sharing your talents.

  6. Karen Saintdenis says

    Hi Amanda – I’d love to win because I am not a crafty person at all, but totally love your unique ideas and beautiful projects. I think I could actually make something this gorgeous following your tutorial!

  7. Marisol Gutierrez says

    OMGosh! FA-BU! I would love to win so I can finally have an amazing piece of artwork (I CREATED) in my Living Room. It’s been empty for so many years because I couldnt find a piece I wanted…BUT THIS IS IT…I think I might add small pics of my family too…This is AWESOME! Thank you for sharing your artwork

  8. Marisol Gutierrez says

    My favorite button collection is Fruity By the Pound. Gorgeous array of colors to COLOR MY WORLD! LOVE IT!

  9. says

    I very much love this idea. The wheels are turning in my mind as to how I could incorporate small family pictures onto some of the larger buttons. Thanks for all of your great ideas!

  10. says

    I would love to win this simply because it looks fantastic, and I’d love the chance to *try* to make one of my own ;)

  11. says

    My favorite buttons from Buttonsgaloreandmore – would have to be the Harvest blend — there is such a variety – and I think it’d be perfect for this project.

    Thank you so much for the opportunities!

  12. Gail C says

    I love all of them, but to choose just one, it would have to be anything from the Spring Collection, maybe lil’ blossoms.

  13. VikkiV says

    So many buttons to choose from…but I love the Angels Song. Don’t have to be just for Christmas either!

  14. kavitha says

    I would love to win this,as i am an artist and i always try to create some thing unique.I am sure your Button trees project is a great inspiration.You rock.

  15. kavitha says

    I loved the Button galore collection, but to mark as my favourite would be the flutterbug and bazooples.

  16. says

    These is lovely, Amanda! I love how you took something that’s usually “country” (the buttons) and made it look elegant. I would love to win so I could make one, too!

  17. Virginia Dunn says

    My great grandchildren love playing doing art with buttons and I think they would love to see this when they come to my house!!! I love it very much… You did a great job!!

  18. Sara E. says

    Love that tree! That inspires me to finally finish the button rainbow project I started last year.

  19. Melinda says

    I have been trying to figure out what to do with some buttons that a friend gave me that used to belong to her mother. This would make a wonderful memorial gift for her.

  20. Donna Long says

    I am working on decorating my new “mom cave”/guest room and this project would look great over the daybed!

  21. teemunk says

    Simple, but elegant! What a tret to see…I love the button tree you did. Would also like to win your contest for supplies. Thanks for the offer.

  22. Renee Reiman from Renee's Craft Cottage says

    I love the idea and can think of 2 variations that I would love to do, a Cherry Blossom tree using various pink and white buttons or a fall tree in the change of season colors using orange/yellow/gold/red buttons. Even a large Maple leaf would look cool with the dimensional paint and colored buttons to fill in.
    The color I liked best in the Copper!! it is my color choice this year.

  23. teemunk says

    I use A LOT of buttons from Buttons Galore in my crafting, so I don’t really have a favoriteBut, if I have to choose, I’d say the flutterbug ones are pretty cute.

  24. says

  25. Nancy says

    I loved your tree, very beautiful. I’d love to win to create a nice masterpiece for my new home, which is empty. This way when I have visitors, they will admire the artwork instead of store bought framed pictures. Unique

  26. Deonna says

    I love buttons! I have been a collector for years and have been trying to come up with a unique way to display them. I absolutely adore your tree and look forward to making one of my own!

  27. says

  28. Renee Reiman from Renee's Craft Cottage says

    The reason I would like to win is: I have my own craft business, teaching various craft venues and I do craft birthday parties for all ages. I am always looking for new ideas and products to create new classes or ideas to share with my customers. The dimensional paint and buttons would be great to have. Thank you Amanda

  29. says

  30. Deena Webb says

    I think this tree is beautiful and a project like this would make me feel proud to put this in my new house! I am new to your site & I love all your ideas!

  31. Renee Reiman from Renee's Craft Cottage says

    Oh lala!! The Tangerine Tango blend and the Key Lime Pie blend buttons are beautiful!! The caught my eye and the creative juices are flowing!! Thank you Amanda for the new company leads, keep them coming.

  32. Deonna says

    I love the Botanical-Elegant Flowers from Granny’s Button Box section on Buttons Galore & More!

  33. Nidhi says

    Thanks for the Giveaway! Its beautiful (full of colours)and would look perfect in my little one’s room

  34. Kim Carnes says

    Recently retired, I finally have time to enjoy doing crafts again and this one is beautiful! I can already see myself sitting at the kitchen table enjoying a cup of coffee and watching the morning birds out the window as I work on my own button tree. I love the colorfulness the buttons give your tree and I’ve never worked with dimensional paint before and would love to give it a go. What a wonderful, cheery piece of art to create and enjoy for years to come!

  35. Cherise says

    I love this idea. The wheels are turning in my mind as to how I could incorporate small family pictures onto some of the larger buttons. Thanks for all of your great ideas!

  36. Karen Hilton says

    I would absolutely love to win your beautiful button tree! We are moving back to Ohio from Oregon soon in order to be closer with all our grandchildren. As I look at this wonderful piece of art you’ve created, it brings out the same feelings of joy and happiness that I feel inside when I think about moving closer to those little ones! I would love to be able to create something so beautiful. But my talents are limited in this area! Having this hang in our new home would make me smile inside and out every time I looked at it! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  37. Paula says

    I absolutely love this tree, it not only reminds me of famiily but of the endless hours I played in my mother’s button box when I was little.

  38. HawaiianLibrarian says

    Love the button tree and would like to try it w/ my ages 5-12 keiki (children) at the library. W/ the tiny tots I think I will use button die cuts to eliminate the swallowing concern. Mahalo for sharing.

  39. Annette Harris says

    I work with older adults with dementia and would love to share this craft with them. It is difficult to find an adult craft that is easy to accomplish. I would love to win the supplies to make it more affordable to make this beautiful picture. Thanks!

  40. says

    I would love to win the two bags of buttons because my oldest grandson has autism. Not only would he love all the colors but he would enjoy the different sizes and textures. He loves to line things up in rows.
    I would love seeing him create his own tree!

  41. Cindi says

    My closest friend and I get together a lot to
    create cards, collages and we just made our
    first simplistic canvas. What fun we could have
    using these paints and buttons to create another
    canvas. Yours is fabulous…
    Many thanks, Cindi

  42. Betsy C says

    I would love to win because we moved into a house a year ago and I still have not hung anything on the walls. I love this idea and want to make it. So beautiful and vibrant.

  43. Karen Hilton says

    I am in love with the Mardi Gras button collection on Buttons Galore & More website within the Grab Bags section! Such vibrant colors!

  44. Annette Harris says

    Hmmm. So many interesting colors, but I think my favorite would be #217 purple of the Jacquard 3D paints.

  45. says

    I would love to win this giveway…I have so many cute button projects pinned and I love the one in your post with the tree. Thanks for the chance. :)

  46. Annette Harris says

    My button favorite is Buttons Galore’s Harvest Button Bonanza. These buttons would make a beautiful tree pic.

  47. says

    My favorite buttons were the spring collection buttons. I collect buttons, usually buying them at JoAnn Fabrics when they are 50% off. I do a ton of projects with the kids with our buttons.

  48. says

    What a striking-looking accent this button tree is! I have jars full of buttons but I’d love to win more … they are just pretty to look at and fun to craft with. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

  49. Shawna says

    So lovely! I would love to win so I can try recreating this piece… it would go wonderfully with the colors in my bedroom.

  50. Kim Edwards says

    I would love to win this, because I truly love this project. I have buttons and buttons and buttons I love all colors, even gray. Need I say I really love buttons in any color. My granddaughter and I do crafts all the time and she loves buttons also. She is three and I know that she would enjoy this and her Gram as well. Thanks for your time and God bless you and yours, Kim Edwards

  51. JILL S. says

    I loved the Button Tree before I read anything about it. I cross-stitch also, so color is very important to me. You did a fantastic job for their challenge! Thanks for sharing this beauteous project. Please, keep your great projects coming my, and everybody else,(I guess) way!

  52. Kathy H says

    I LOVE buttons and have created so many things using them. And, even if you aren’t crafting with them, they look so wonderful just tucked around the room in jars! Be blessed, Kathy

  53. says

    Your art work is amazing, I love what the buttons had added to the piece! I’d love to win because I’d love to make more things to add to our walls which are really blank and bare at the moment and totally need jazzing up.

  54. Judi says

    I love, love, love button crafts, as did my mother before me! The tree looks like a fun project to do, so I would love to win and make one for myself!

  55. says

    I would love to win this and put it in the living room which i am in the middle of redoing. I have slaved away painting, refinishing, and putting up board and batten. This picture would be striking over the couch!!!

  56. says

    for the buttons, I would choose Fruity buttons by the pound to do a heart on canvas picture for my daughter’s room (my next room to tackle as we reno an 1870’s farmhouse)

  57. Terri Betz says

    I love what you created! The colors are amazing! And your tutelage excellent!
    I would love to make one for my daughters home! With your tutelage and free supplies I could do it! TY for the chance!

  58. Alisha says

    I would love to win this because my girls (ages 3 and 7) have colorful circles and polka dots as accents in their room. Something like this would be PERFECT for that big bare spot on the wall between their beds!! And I’ve been searching for “that perfect piece” for months now, so that says alot haha! It really looks great! My girls and I will be hoping you choose us! ;)

  59. Alisha says

    At buttons galore, I’m in LOVE with the Clear Finished buttons. I almost can’t decide on a favorite! I think I’d choose the clear squares though…I think they’ve got a little extra funk! ;)

  60. Jeannie P says

    I would love to win because this is an awesome idea, and it would look wonderful over my drab, ugly olive green sofa in the family room.

  61. Emily Erickson says

    I would love to win, so i can try and recreate the button tree! it’s really beautiful and would look great in my house!

  62. Jeanne Rearick says

    I’d love to win because my grandaughter & I do crafts together, she is 9years old and developmentally disabled and this is a simple craft that would make a nice present for her mom & dad and she would like to do !

  63. Leslie Nash says

    I had such a hard time picking my favorite set of buttons! I love, love the Mardi Gras collection! The colors perfectly embody the Mardi Gras atmosphere in New Orleans! :)

  64. Cindy ziliak says

    I was thinking og painting a tree on my daughters wall. Wonder if I could create an owl out of buttons to put in the tree hmmm?

  65. Amy says

    What a great project! This is so inspiring. This summer we are having camp at home this year; I’d love to try and recreate this project.

  66. Amy says

    I can not believe the selection of buttons on buttonsgaloreandmore! I love the seabreeze buttons…so pretty.
    extra entry #2

  67. says

    I would love to win to make my very own tree, which is inspired from viewing your tree and reading your directions (which are helpful for an artfully challenged person like myself)that allow the creative mind to expand.

  68. Ericka says

    I would love to win, because I have never done a three dimensional piece of work. I have Manu canvas paintings that I have done, but I have never put anything on them other than paint. Would love to do something like this to add to my collection!!

  69. carole renzullo says

    I would love to win and use these wonderful paints.
    I am going to do this tree as it is just grand.

  70. Megan says

    I think that Harvest Button Bonanza would look really good because they look like fall colors and I just love the fall.

  71. Regina L. says

    I would love to win, i teach a craft class at the retirement complex that i live at and we try to keep the cost to nothing if we can and this would be such a big help. Thank you

  72. Tannis says

    I LOVE buttons. They remind me of good times from my childhood with my Grandma. We would play with her big jar of buttons everytime we would visit her. When she passed away I started my own jar of buttons and my girls are crazy to play with this jar of buttons too. I smile and think of my Grandma everytime I see the jar of buttons.
    I love this picture

  73. Marty says

    What a cool giveaway! I’ve been wanting to do some kind of canvas project with buttons for awhile now, so this would be perfect!

  74. Anita says

    I would love to win because my husband and I are now retired and I would LOVE to add my own personal art to our home. Beautiful work!

  75. Marty says

    I think I like the Turquoise 3D paint the best, but I can also think of a lot of fun ways to use Pearl.

  76. Tiffany Ghesquire says

    my mom died three years ago and i have a box of buttons that she got along time ago and saw this and i would love to make one for my sister and dad and some friends. It is a lovely idea to keep around and to remeber her by. Thanks for the idea.

  77. Geri Johnson says

    Oh my goodness! I love this idea! So pretty and colorful! I also like the idea of adding small family pictures to this for a family tree which would be a great gift for my mom and dad who now live in a senior living facility in Arizona. I would love to make this for them!

  78. Geri Johnson says

    It’s hard to pick just one but if I have to my favorite color of Lumiere 3D Adhesive & Dimensional Paint is the Copper!

    I’m thinking that if I win, I will use the beautiful colors of a vibrant Arizona sunset to recreate your beautiful tree for my parents.

  79. Geri Johnson says

    Wow! There are sooooo many choices! I love the pinkish orange of the Laura Kelly Buttons in Watermelon. They would be perfect starting point for a tree in the colors of an Arizona sunset!

  80. Kerry Oppenheim says

    I would love to win because I would love to recreate that tree. I’m a little tree obsessed in my decor and I would love to create this with my kids for our new house. :)

  81. Christense says

    I am totally going to make this. I have loved buttons ever since I was a littler girl, and this is a great way to display them!

  82. jean r says

    I would love to win these prizes as this project would look perfect in my living room. Thank you so much.

  83. Nancy Mays says

    I have always loved buttons. Have collected them since I was a small child. Now I love crafting and scrapbooking with them! I would put these prizes to great use!

  84. Sarah says

    I would love to win because I would use this idea with my patients. They love to create art and love to learn new things. I have used many a project from Crafts by Amanda and my patients have loved every single one!! My patients would go gaga for this project!!

  85. Alyce says

    Love buttons. They add wonderful dimension to projects and cards. I rally like the tree. Would love to win the prize to use on some chunky ATC’s.

  86. Alice Pace says

    I love your tree! So glad you posted your project. I’ve been wanting to do a large canvas project for my very empty wall over my sofa. I would love to win Jacquard Products to help with expense since my first try may not be so successful. Thanks for a chance!

  87. Sharon Gullikson says

    I’d love to win because I love what you made, and would love to make one for myself with buttons that will go with my craft room decor. So cute!!

  88. B. Poteraj says

    I’d love to win because I’ve been wanting to branch out (no pun intended!) and make some different crafts–more than cards. This would be a great craft for me since it would look really nice in my house. THANK YOU.

  89. Sharon Gullikson says

    The Antique Mix of buttons is sooo wonderful. I have never heard of this company, and will check them out further now. Thanks.

  90. B. Poteraj says

    The Genuine Vintage buttons are really pretty. I like to make vintage looking projects, so these would be perfect for me.

  91. Fibia says

    I would love to win because I have a brand new canvas and the tree project looks like a lot of fun. Thank you for the chance.

  92. Amanda Bradley says

    I’d love to win because I’m a little obsessed with buttons and trees, so when I saw this I instantly fell in love.

  93. Heidi says

    This is so cool Amand! I love buttons and incoporating them in projects. Don’t have many that are this colorful though. i would love to win this. I love your site, always get good ideas both for myself and the kids projects Are cool too as I a work at an afterschool program. Thanks!


    I would love to win for the simple reason that I would enjoy recreating this beautiful work by Amanda using the perfect products she used. I’m 70 now and my favorite crafting still includes buttons. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to enter and thank Amanda all at the same time.

  95. Laura Wolfe says

    I love creating art projects with buttons but have never used dimensional paint. I would really enjoy making my own tree with buttons and dimensional paint! What a great project concept.

  96. Ginny Ginn says

    This is such a great idea for using all the buttons I have been saving for years. Many are from my mom and grandmother so it would make a way of displaying older buttons, along with the new ones provided!

  97. Ginny Ginn says

    My favorite Jacquard paint would be the Bright Copper. Trying to add some copper into art work as I have a few other copper elements in my home.

  98. Ginny Ginn says

    The Harvest buttons were amazing. I immediately thought of making 4 smaller trees, each with a different color/season.

  99. Rachel May says

    Oh I would love to win this and do as an art project with my son this Summer. Turn it into a family tree wall canvas. We are military and would be great to frame pictures of our family that we don’t get to see often. Thanks for the chance to win a GREAT prize!!!

  100. Rachel May says

    Who knew there was that many Buttons out there!!! WOW I really love their Harvest Button collection. Pretty rich colors.

  101. Sharon Zimmerman says

    Working with buttons as a medium is so relaxing. I’ve purchased buttons from Buttons Galore in the past. My favorite are the 1lb bags! Also, since I collect buttons I’m always looking for an additional way to craft with them. This is the best button tree I’ve seen yet! I’ll try using the dimensional paints on the buttons themselves too, to give them an additional pop. You did a great job on your tree!

  102. Lisa says

    I am a recent empty nest Mom who is creating a really cool craft room. I love buttons and think this would be a really fun first project.

  103. lauren says

    I need to win b/c I have empty walls in my apartment. I am too cheap/poor to buy art so I need to make some originals :)

  104. Charlotte Ostrowski says

    I would love to make this amazing project! I paint and sew and would give this to my daughter and her family for the home they recently moved into! Hope I am picked!

  105. Erinn says

    I would love to win this because my birthday is the day before the cut off and my parents are getting me arts and crafts supplies for my birthday. I love to do art, I am always inspired and especially by this photo and the use of buttons. I wish I could win this to discover more possibilities that I could do with these buttons.

  106. Erinn says

    My favorite Lumiere 3D color is the 212 Pink because it reminds me of the spring flowers and could use to make the flowers I paint really pop out without using a bright pink.

  107. Erinn says

    My favorite button pack is the Seabreeze bulk of buttons because of the great way I could use these buttons in a picture of the sea or waves and could really bring out the colors of the ocean.

  108. Karmin says

    I’m always looking for some love for the walls. I love the funky buttons and project. Just what I need for my summer break.

  109. Charlotte Ostrowski says

    My favorite buttons on Buttons Galore is the color blend called Kiwi Fruit! I love green!

  110. Rebekah Berry says

    Not much money for craft projects but the “need to craft” just about makes me want to burst! This would be just the cure! Love buttons.

  111. Ryann Hofmann says

    I would love to win because my mom just requested a new piece of artwork for her kitchen and I truly believe this would be PERFECT! I would probably make it on a much smaller scale, but still think it would be very cute!

  112. Grace Yoder says

    I have been struggling to do something of this sort, but can’t seem to get it just right. Though I will not give up, and will continue to try to come up my own “take” on this, I would love to have your button tree for my sweet sister. Just the right thing to brighten her day! She has been more than generous with me, and has shared her extensive button collection freely. I know that she buys buttons at buttons galore, because she told me about their website. You have done beautiful, happy work here!

  113. Grace Yoder says

    I like to use the copper and brass colors of the 3d paint the most, so I will have to say that my favorites are copper, bright copper, and brass.

  114. says

    I have always wanted to try Jacquard products but they are not available in my area. Also, I love buttons and put them on anything I can all the time.

  115. Grace Yoder says

    For today, this seems to change often, my favorite buttons are the farmhouse color scheme. My sister quite often sends buttons to me from this site. Thanks for having me look at the site and see all that they have to offer!

  116. Lisa says

    I’d LOVE to win I’d love to create my own tree! I’ve been thinking about a
    family tree project for a while now and this adds another idea to what
    I was thinking about!

  117. Terri VanHoudt says

    This is BEAUTIFUL….who in a million years would ever thinks some paint and button would make this work of art. I don’t think i am over stating the WORK OF ART!!!!! Way Cool….Think i will try this on a small version with my daycare kids this summer. will have to garage sale for buttons buttons but think the 2-11 year olds will love this.
    I would LOVE to Own this or the materials to make it….
    Thanks again!

  118. Terri VanHoudt says

    3D paint color choice for me would be #208 Sun Yellow. I have a craft room that is in a yellow wash…it is a happy color.

  119. Terri VanHoudt says

    TIN101 Rustic Coconut Shell…Reminds me of buttons that maybe my grandmother may have owned. a Button with a past or history make me feel like i am saving part of the past. Someone else loved or liked it enought to save it.

  120. says

    Lumiere paints are my all time favorite paints!! I can only dream of owning all the colors so this contest is PERFECT!!! I am also a button lover so that is a major bonus!!

  121. Meghan says

    I would love to win, I love creating art for my home and to give as gifts. What a beautiful project!

  122. Meghan says

    My favorite was the rainbow matte button set, all their items were just pretty…it’s fun to think what you can create with them!

  123. jill says

    This is so beautiful. I would love to be able to create something even half as wonderful as this tree!

  124. Tonita Jade Hunt says

    My oldest daughter has a love for trees and we’ve recently built an addition and each of my children including her have their own rooms. I’d love to see this canvas hanging on her wall. She loves art and wants a tree tattoo on her arm one day. I know this piece of art would look wonderful on her wall and would make her feel a little more special. Thanks

  125. Tonita Jade Hunt says

    I love Green buttons and yellow buttons because they brighten and make any outfit or what ever they are used on.

  126. Elizabeth says

    I would love to win cos I have 4 little girls who are budding artists and would LOVE this special gift and lots of craft times!!!! We LOVE BUTTONS AND PAINT!!!

  127. KatinHats says

    I would love to win because my fiance and I have just moved in together, and our walls are shamefully bare!

  128. KatinHats says

    Also, also, I am particularly fond of the Haunted Mansion buttons. I just don’t know what I’d ever use them for..

  129. Felicia Gregory says

    The sun yellow paint is my favorite color. It is so bright and cheerful. The paint colors and buttons are so inspiring together.

  130. Felicia Gregory says

    The fruity collection of buttons is my favorite as it reminds me of the colors of Hawaii.

  131. Felicia Gregory says

    What an inspiration! It would be so much fun to win and try my hand at a similar project!

  132. Lisa says

    I’d love to win because it s very creative 3-d tree with beauiful buttons which are recycle. I love recycle crafts… Thanks for sharing it.

  133. libby says

    I would love to win this as I think this paint looks great and cant wait to try it – also use buttons in all kinds of projects

  134. Priscilla Bailey says

    What an amazing and creative work of art! Thank you for sharing your talent and skills.

  135. denise says

    ahoy…i have a stash of buttons. i’ve wondered why i hadn’t used them yet. i guess i was just waiting to do this.

  136. Caitlin says

    So beautiful! I would love to win because in a few months we’re finally going to be moving to a 2 bedroom apartment and my baby girl will finally have her own room :) I would love to win and make this for her new room.

  137. Marsha Boes says

    I am a preschool teacher and after making the larger version, I would like to make a mini-version that my students could make for an art project. At three years old, we could have great fun together.

  138. Nitika says

    Hi Amanda
    I would love to get this package because I’m looking for the wonderful crafts that I can do with my kids over the vacation.
    The project is simply awesome.

  139. Cheri Thalken says

    I would love to win because I would like to design a family tree art piece with the products. I have a family tree art piece that I desiged for my parents and inherited when my mother died. I would like to make one for my family and display them together.

  140. Tish & Mila says

    I want to win for my little girl Mila who is 6 and loves crafting. She say this tree and wants to do it too. :) Great Job!

  141. Melissa says

    I would love to win because I have a baby girls room to decorate and I would love to do one of these trees for it.

  142. Megan says

    I would love to win because…. this is fabulous. I am decorating my house on a budget and this would be perfect. I love inspiring posts and this is exactly what I need. I am loving this.

  143. Lori Summers says

    I would love to win this giveaway because I have been wanting to try something like this and I’ve been starting to build up more art/craft supplies for my daughter and this would be a great addition!!

  144. Kelli Hays says

    I’d love to win to recreate this project. I am in LOVE with it. Honestly, you could sell these. It’s super duper pretty!!

  145. JuneF says

    My favorite color would have to be Brass. There are so many designs for which this color could be used.

  146. JuneF says

    If I absolutely have to choose, I guess I would choose either the Halloween Value Pack or the Sewing Value Pack. I loooove buttons.

  147. Rachael says

    Love this project! I have an entire wall of tree art in my house and I’m just waiting to add a button tree to it!

  148. Diana says

    What a lovely piece of art! I’d love to win the goodies mentioned. I recently moved into my first home with my husband. The empty walls are beckoning for something colorful and fun. I think this fits the bill :o)

  149. Diana says

    Jacquard Products
    That Bright Copper is my fav.
    I bet it would make this tree pop with a bit of coppery goodness.

  150. Diana says

    Buttons Galore
    My button fondness is split equally between the Rustic Coconut Shell buttons (gotta love the carved ones!) and the Genuine Vintage Buttons (aren’t vintage buttons swirling with mystery and promise?!)

  151. mom2dagny says

    Would love to win this…it would be an awesome summer time project for me and the kids here in hot AZ!

  152. says

    Love the lavender 3 D paint and Malibu buttons.
    I would love to win the paint to use in my mixed media projects.
    Thanks for the chance.

  153. says

    I recently lost my 93 year old Mother who had a very nice collection of odd buttons she had collected over her lifetime of sewing for a living and for her family. I would like to honor her memory by the “Button Tree”. I think it is beautiful and brings back special memories of my Sweet Mother.

    Faye Powell

  154. Jeff Blackwell says

    I don’t have a hint of artist in me but I would definetly try this tree if I had the paint. I might buy the paint anyhow and see what I could do with it. Thanks for making me aware of this product.

  155. Rosária Tomazini says

    Eu adoraria ganhar, adoro a cor verde claro. os botões ficaram divinos na arvore … ameeeeeeeeeeeeeei!

  156. Cathy Smith says

    I would love to try this tree–my youngest daughter is getting married next year and we would love to try this project for her! Yayy, thanks for sharing, love your blog!

  157. Janice Huston says

    I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this tree on canvas!! I came across this while searching for children’s crafts for VBS at my church. I would love to do this colorful version and do another one with buttons that were my grandmother’s. I can’t wait to get started on it!! Got my fingers crossed for a win!

  158. Janice Huston says

    All of the paints are gorgeous, but have to say that #219 blue is my fave. I love everything blue!!

  159. Janice Huston says

    It was a tough one! I wanted to choose the Blue but decided on the Vintage! Really loved them all, though.

  160. Sylvia Sinclair says

    I love buttons but don’t find a lot of use for them (or am I hoarding?) I love this tree! Fabulous idea for my preschoolers.

  161. Kelly Sas says

    LOVE your Button Tree! That is why I would like to win. I may not be creative when it comes to thinking up an idea, but I sure did get inspired to make this! I also LOVE Jacquard paints and am a button hoarder/lover/collector.

  162. Kelly Sas says

    Favorite color today is the Lavender 3D paint – feels warm and like spring. Ask me tomorrow and I would have a new favorite since there are so many wonderful colors!!!!

  163. Pam S says

    Would love to win the paints — I work with some inner city kids doing crafts twice a month and the supplies come out of my pocket. The tree would be awesome to do with the kids. Thanks!

  164. Pam S says

    JDP208 Sun Yellow swatch 208 Sun Yellow
    I need a happy color today! Can’t wait to try the paint

  165. Pam S says

    Hibiscus button – hard to choose – would love a big old bag of buttons to use with the kids I work with.

  166. Alyssa Goodrie says

    I came across this on pinterest and before I even saw the contest I knew that I would be trying to make this in the near future. There are so many possibilities, you could do it with less colorful buttons for something more warm or rich for a focal point of a room or I love the bright colors for childrens room. I would Love to win this!!! I literally have hardly anything on my walls and this looks so fun!!

  167. says

    I’d love to win because I love paint and buttons. They are my favorite crafting supply. Love Jacquard Lumiere’s and have been buying them up lately. I can just imagine the 3-D’s are the same quality.

  168. Susan Reppuhn says

    The color Poppy and the Harvest Buttons! I love fall so I will try to make a tree with all the beautiful fall colors!!!

  169. Kim Timmermann says

    Absolutely love this tree! I’ve been wanting to make a button tree for awhile and never even thought about using canvas. So lovely!

  170. says

    Thank you for sharing this button tree…… I have tons and tons of buttons and I may have to make this for my daughter’s room.

  171. Emily says

    Wow! Love the tree! The buttons look great! :)
    I am doing an altered journal and I am doing a button tree in it! :)

  172. Lois Wadsworth says

    Amanda Dear,
    Didnt know about the competition,but I have won anyway.I have a huge collection of buttons and hadnt thought of what to do with them.Your button tree idea is such a beautiful,creative idea that is worth more than any prize I could have won—so accept my thanks. I have some grandaughters that would love either me to do one or better still-to do one themselves.I will look forward to any other suggestions you might make

    Regards “Happy Granny”aka Lois Wadsworth

  173. Michelle says

    My grandma saved buttons when she worked for a dry cleaner many years ago, I have since inherited all her buttons. What a great tribute this would be to her. I will be making this, so that I can think of her every time I look at it.

  174. says

    I can never bring myself to through away buttons so always have a huge supply .love this idea and something I can get the bairns involved with.thanks

  175. Jane says

    Oh!!!! How I love your imagination, creativity and courage! I now know why I saved all the buttons I have. No matter that this will be a challenge for me. Practice will help me and your excellent instructions. Thank you.

  176. Francie Workman says

    I need to know where to get the spray paints you used, the finish paint for the tree and the Jaquard 3D paints please. Thank you. I want to make one of these for my daughter-in law. I already have the buttons. Going to use fall color buttons since that is her fave season. I am also going to add names of their family next to a group of buttons that are close to center.

  177. says

    Hi! A friend posted a link to your tutorial on Facebook wishing one of her crafty friends would make this for her! Today I made it and will be mailing it down to NC in a few days!

    She’ll be so surprised and happy!! :)

  178. Marilyn Wright says

    I was truly amazed of the beauty of this picture, just using the material that you used. It really inspired me, and I think I’ll try to make one of these..

  179. Jacqui says

    Amanda, this has really inspired me – never done anything like this before.

    I am a little nervous about the spray paint bit – did you spray whole canvas? When you say you sprayed blue one end of canvas, it that vertical or horizontally?

    Going to give it a go :-)

  180. Rachelli says

    Thank you so much Amanda. Your work is gorgeous, original and very effective. Even though I am not an artist, I really enjoy art and this project was perfect for my week off from work. I’d love to show you, if you’re interested, how your work inspired mine. Is there any way of sending you a photograph please?
    Many thanks once again.

  181. MarieRoxanne says

    Just saw this on Pinterest today. What a wonderful idea and it looks so pretty. I have tons of beads (I buy necklaces and bracelets at second hand stores just for the beads) so I could create something like this with my mountain of beads. Hope I can sew on the canvas, it’ll be more stable than gluing.

  182. Julie says

    This is so beautiful. I have buttons from my Grandmother that I learned to count with when I was little (over 33 years ago).

  183. Suzanne says

    Just found this site. So sorry the give away is over. I do genealogy and thought this would look great with family pictures mixed in among the buttons. If I can get my son to draw the tree I will be making one. Beautiful Where can I buy the paints?

    • says

      Hi Suzanne. You didn’t specify which paints you were asking about, but there’s a green box with some links in it for the tree paints and the spray paint I bought at Michaels


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