- Grey card stock: 4.25"W x 11"H, scored at 5.5" mark
- White inserts (for the inside of the card): 4"W x 5.25"H
- White card stock for tree base
- Buttons in varying sizes and colors (I found mine in the $1 bin at Michael's)
- Glue Dots
- Hole punch
- Dump all your buttons on the table. This is totally optional, but oh so much fun!
- I wasn't sure how I wanted the card to look, so I sketched a quick tree (i.e. measured an isosceles triangle on some white card stock - initially with a 2.5" base and then I increased it to a 3" base).
- Ultimately, I decided to start with an all-green tree and gradually replace the green buttons with pink and white until I achieved the final look.
- Cut out the white triangle / tree base.
- Glue each button onto the tree base using glue dots. These work better than liquid glue - super strong, clear and no mess.
- Attach the tree to the grey card stock
- Punch holes in all four corners approximately 1/4" from the edges
- String twine through the holes and tape to the inside of the front flap
- Cover twine with one of the white card inserts. Attached the second card insert to the inside of the bottom flap for space to write your message.
- Ta da!
This type of project would work for all different occasions: Snowflakes using white buttons. Hearts for Valentine's Day. Clovers for St. Patty's Day!