I Want To Create For
Crafting for Occasions

Vintage Celebration – Framed Circle and Button Tree

By: Chris Myer Williams
Chris Myer Williams
Chris Myer Williams
I have always found comfort and happiness when I was busy designing and creating. I have many interests and talents and often I am torn when deciding which art medium to work creatively in. Decorative painting is my first love; however, I also enjoy stenciling, jewelry making, sewing, crochet, needlework of all kinds, cooking, card making, faux finishes, decorating and gardening. Working in the craft and hobby industry for many years, I have enjoyed the pleasures of traveling, teaching, and sharing with others basic crafting how-tos! Currently, I am employed as the Marketing Education Director at Plaid. My career journey to this day, is still allowing me the gift of sharing with others the joys of crafting and finding their creative spirits! I hope that our creative paths may cross one day. Until then... happy creating!
Bringing home a little Victorian romance at the holiday time is always a good thing!
not yet rated   AT A GLANCE
Skill Level: Beginner


PLAID Supplies
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Hot Pink, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Metallics - Silver Sterling, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Metallics - Inca Gold, 2 oz.
  • Mod Podge ® Matte, 4 oz.
Find these items in the Plaid Store!
Other Supplies
Wood frame
Brush basin
Fine grit sandpaper
¾” Flat brush
10” x 14” Paper doily
Waxed paper
White card stock
White foam core board
Assorted white buttons
Small jingle bells
White and gold braid trim
White craft glue or hot glue


To provide more stability and strength when working with paper doilies, apply a coat of Mod Podge to front surface of doily.  When dry, paper doily will not be as fragile to work with.

Preparation Instructions:
1. Basecoat wood frame Hot Pink using ¾” flat brush.  Allow to dry.

2. Sand smooth wood frame using fine grit sandpaper.

3. Reapply base color and allow to dry.

4. Lay one 10” x 14” paper doily over waxed paper and Mod Podge entire front surface of doily; allow to dry.

5. Using patterns provided, cut white cardstock into ½”, ¾”, 1”, and 1 ¼” circles.  Also cut two stars using pattern provided.  Paint half of the circles and stars Metallic Inca Gold and the remaining half Metallic Silver Sterling.

6. Cut triangle shaped tree and stem from white foam core.  Paint Hot Pink and allow to dry.  If necessary, reapply a second coat of Hot Pink.

7. When Mod Podge’d paper doily is dry, cut from center a rectangle section the size of the frame opening and Mod Podge to frame cardboard insert.

8. When dry, accent edges with a wash of Hot Pink.  Allow to dry.

Assembly Instructions:
1. Begin layering pattern of gold and silver circles on triangle tree base.  Once happy with circle placement, glue in place using either white craft glue or hot glue gun.

2. Embellish tree with small hot pink jingle bells, gems and small white buttons.

3. Layer gold and silver stars and glue to top of tree.

1. Cut two “L” shaped borders from Mod Podge’d paper doily and Mod Podge to prepared pink wood frame.  You may cut an angle or miter the corners using scissors.  Allow to dry.

2. Glue white and gold braid trim to inside edge of frame.

3. Embellish one corner with a cluster of buttons and gems.

4. Glue tree to center of frame backing and assemble in frame.  Enjoy!
Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.