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Button Up For Fall

September 22,2009
Craftivity Corner
Allison McDonald

Allison McDonald is a former preschool teacher who now spends her days learning with her 3-year-old son and baby daughter. She lives in the Seattle area with her husband and two children.

Wherever I am I am always looking for craft ideas, new materials and inspiration. When I saw a bag of random buttons at a store I immediately knew I needed to do something autumnal with them. This is what we made. 1. Gather your materials. You will need a brown grocery bag,scissors, a marker, a mix of red, orange , yellow and green buttons, and lots of glue! 2. Start by drawing an outline of a leaf, I swore I had a cookie cutter I used to use as a stencil but I couldn't find it. So I went free hand. 3. Add glue... lots of glue. 4. Start adding your buttons,it's fun to try to fine the right size and color patterns. Take your time. 5. Let dry and cut out.