I’m getting ready for Christmas and looking for a relaxing project. So I went and got my bucket of buttons a hoop and some scrap fabric and made a wonderfully easy Christmas tree. I made it into an easy tutorial for you so you can do it too. Yours is not going to look like mine but I’m sure it will turn out great.
First I found one that I could use for the star on the top.
Then I picked through my buttons and grabbed a bunch of small white and clear. A few with that were larger and a few with some color. What I thought would be a nice. I did go back a pick out a few more once I started placing them and had a better idea of what I needed.
I’m not going to use all of them but you will want a lot to chose from. Some of your buttons might have backing on them so you will want to snip them off so you can glue them flat to the frabic.
Next, you will want to get your fabric and stretch it on your hoop. If you have lines on your fabric try and make sure they are straight. But it is ok if it’s not perfect. Nothing is perfect, but what you will make will be great.
Start with placing your star on top and then feeling in the buttons in the basic tree pattern. It’s a triangle. I placed some of the larger buttons first and filled in around them. At one point I bumped it and had to place them again. I picked out some brown buttons for the bottom of the tree.
Once you are happy with the placement of your buttons you will want to glue them down. I used a pair of tweezers to do this. I started at the top of the tree and just worked my way down.
Let that dry and then we and finish off the back.
Layout the extra fabric and cut about a 2-inch overhang. Using the same glue that you used to glue down the buttons put some glue on the edge of the hoop and fold the fabric over. Do this all around the hoop till you have it nicely tucked under. Leave that to dry.
Now use the hoop to draw a circle on some paper. Cut it out and put it into the back to the hoop. Pushing it tight into the corner. Then cut out the circle. Uses the circle to cut out some backing. Any kind of fabric you want I went with black because you can kind of see through the plaid fabric that I used on the front. This helped it look a little better.
The last thing you will need to do is attach the fabric on to the back of the hoop. I used some craft bond but you can also use the same glue that you used to fold over the fabric.
That’s it. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas hoop project that didn’t take much time and will give you joy. If you enjoyed this project click over to VanZandtStudios.com to see what other free projects and if you could be so kind as to click on an ad help me be able to keep making more of these.