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Is there anything better than handmade decor at Christmas? It’s such a magical time of year and I always feel like being surrounded by handmade items makes it so much more special. I’m so excited to be back for the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop and to be working with three fantastic sponsors this year– Buttons Galore, Iron Orchid Designs, and DecoArt. I created a Vintage Inspired Christmas Tree Skirt that is full of gorgeous buttons, metallic touches, and French inspired stamps.
- gold/silver buttons from Buttons Galore
- ivory/pearl buttons from Buttons Galore
- Metallic Paints in Tin, Silver, Antique Bronze, Copper from DecoArt
- Fabric Painting Medium from DecoArt
- Friffery and Louis stamps from Iron Orchid Designs
- canvas tree skirt
- needle, thread, and scissors
- paint brush
Sew on buttons around the edge of the tree skirt. Lots and lots of buttons, lots and lots of stitches, but it’s worth it!
Mix some Fabric Painting Medium and metallic paint together.
Paint the stamps with a brush. You don’t want a lot of paint on them–just enough to cover and it’s ok if the whole stamp doesn’t transfer each time. After all, we’re after the “vintage” look.
Mix up the metallic paints depending on the stamp. I created a pattern with the stamps around the tree skirt.
I love the mixture of the bright and shiny buttons around the edge of the tree skirt coupled with the metallic stamped canvas.
The steps to make the Vintage French Inspired Christmas Tree Skirt are pretty easy. The most time will be spent sewing on the buttons. I suggest a comfortable chair! Stamping the skirt goes pretty quickly. Choose one stamp and color and go the whole way around the skirt before you switch to the next one.
This Vintage French Inspired Christmas Tree Skirt works well with all sorts of Christmas decor–rustic, farmhouse, blingy, vintage…use some red and green metallic paint to make it more modern! The lights from the tree help the metallic paint shine and the buttons to sparkle. It’s the perfect tree skirt for my rustic glam Christmas style.
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Awesome project!!! Really amazing!!!
mary beth at MBZ interiors
That’s beautiful Albion. I love those stamps and buttons and thanks for the tutorial on mixing the paints. My mom made my tree skirt way-back-when (quilted and hand stitched!). My plan is to one day cut it up and frame parts of it, one for each child. Is that awful or a good way to pass on my mom’s handiwork?
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Very elegant. I like the button border.
This is gorgeous Albion! Can’t wait to share it with Buttons Galore fans! Thanks for using our buttons!
This is so elegant! I love all of the Buttons.