Monday, September 26, 2011

Button Up Apple Tree

The theme of our pre-K home schooling units for the past two weeks has been Apples.  For some fun themed button practice, I made this felt button on apple tree:



This was a very fast project to put together.  15 minutes of cutting the felt pieces:


And then another hour of hand stitching.  To make the project simple to contain, I tack each piece down with a dot of hot glue.  Then I don't have to worry about dropping a piece or forgetting what goes where.

I noticed that I didn't have the felt apples in the picture above, so here's what they look like:


Just apple shapes with a slit cut in the center for buttoning. 

You could just completely hot-glue the pieces to the background.  But...I have a confession to make.  I love hand sewing.  I love it from the depths of my being.  But not the complicated, fancy stitches.  Just the nice rythmic blanket or running or whip stitch.  On this little project, I also thought it needed a little more decoration.  Because my 4 year old boy really wants his learning aids fancy (hahahaha)

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16 comments:

Ivanna said...

Hi, creative! Welcome to my link party ). http://ivanna.blog.com/linkparty01/

Jenny said...

What a sweet idea! Love it!

Kathryn Michelle Jenkins said...

that is so cute! a darling little apple tree. great idea. I'm a follower!

kathryn @
www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

Hollie - TheSevenYearCottage said...

Super cute!

andie jaye said...

i love the idea behind this! it's so cute! i'm over from behind the picket fence. i'm a new follower of yours too!

stop over sometime! blessings, andie
http://crayonfreckles.blogspot.com

Aiming4Simple said...

So lovely and educational! Thanks for sharing this idea!

Crafty Mischief said...

I found you through Tatertots and Jello. This is adorable! I'm pinning it to my "quiet book ideas" board on pinterest.

Rachael said...

So fun. And great practice for those little fingers. Nice work!

Sarah said...

SUPER cute apple tree, I love it! :-)

Janny said...

I love this idea- it's perfect for a quiet book. Thanks!

Jen T said...

So cute! I agree with Janny, perfect for a quiet book.

Buttons in a cup mama said...

So sweet I was looking for something to make ma son practice buttons ! Thank you !

Stephanie said...

This is such a cute idea and a great way to learn how to use buttons! I have a party going on over at my blog that is dedicated to using your craft stash items. The link is open for most of October and I would love to have you join! Here is the link if you are interested: http://mylilpumpkinpatch.blogspot.com/2011/10/document.html

Sewandthecity said...

How cute is this apple tree! Lovely!

Alison @ mommadidit.blogspot.com said...

This is going to go great in my kids' quiet book. Thanks for sharing!

lovecrafts said...

So cute! thanks for sharing.

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