It is hard to believe but my kids will be back to school at the beginning of August. And while I have my red, white and blue decor up for July, I will soon be adding some fun back to school decor items up around my home in August. This will be my daughter’s first year of school, so we will be trying to make it extra special for her.
Back to School Button Craft
Supplies needed (contains affiliate links):
- White card stock
- Paper trimmer
- Aleene’s clear gel tacky glue
- Coordinating patterned paper (optional)
- Double sided adhesive (optional)
I started by trimming an 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of white card stock to 4″ x 6″.
I found an apple coloring page outline to use as a guide for creating my apple shape.
Then, I simply started gluing my buttons into place. I started with the outline and filled it in.
Note: After doing this project, it think might be easier to start from the center and work your way out. I have more white space than I would like and I think you could fill it in easier if you were working from the center out.
After adding all the red buttons, I added green and brown buttons for the leaf and stem.
I trimmed some red gingham patterned paper to 5″ x 7″ and attached my apple button art to the patterned paper with double sided adhesive. I placed it in a frame I had on hand. I will be displaying this along with the rest of my back to school decor at the beginning of August.
If you are looking for more quick and easy back to school crafts, check out the rest of the projects this week for this round of Craft Lightning hosted by The Country Chic Cottage, 30 Minute Crafts and Laura Kelly Designs.