Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Button Christmas Tree

I actually completed a Christmas craft before December! Not as good as getting it done during the summer, but it's done. Since I've been redoing my craft room (still not finished), I've been spending more time using the new craft table. My supplies are so much easier to find now, so I've been crafting and sewing more lately. I have several Thanksgiving and Christmas projects I'm working on right now. The first one I completed is this cute Christmas tree made from buttons.

Materials needed:

Styrofoam cone ( I used a 9 1/4" tall cone)
long straight pins (about 350 for this size cone)
white glue (I used Aleene's tacky glue)
glue gun
buttons (I found some Christmas assortments at Hobby Lobby)
tree-topper (I glued together 2 snowflake buttons from the button assortment)

Put a dab of white glue on a button, and beginning at the bottom of the styrofoam cone, pin on the cone. Work your way up the cone, filling in spaces and alternating colors and sizes of buttons.

Near the top of the cone, slant the pins so they do not poke through the cone. Glue a large button on the top, and hot glue on a small tree-topper.

This will be a perfect decoration for my craft table. That's one holiday craft on my to-do list done. Now to start on another. Let's see...Thanksgiving napkin rings, Christmas ornaments?

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  1. That's adorable. I love simple craft projects.

  2. I love this tree! I would love to have an all cream one! So pretty!

    We are having a Home for the Holidays link party on our blog and I know that our readers would think your button tree was amazing! We would love for you to join us!

  3. Love this - so pretty!

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  4. What a cute christmas tree! I love your idea!

  5. Oh that's darling! My kids made some with gumdrops and styrofoam cones one year. I really like this. I wonder if they'll make me one with buttons instead?

  6. I featured this tutorial in my "Top Ten CRAFTS I loved this week #3".
    It's an awesome tutorial!!!

    PS:It is also a linking party, so you can link up another craft!!

  7. Love this! So simple and sweet!

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  8. love this craft and am thinking of making a few for my mom for christmas. do you have any idea how many buttons you used for this one?

    1. Thanks! I'm not sure how many buttons I used. In the materials, I wrote that I bought a package of 350 pins. I probably used between 200 and 300 buttons. The amount depends on how much you overlap the buttons. I hope this helps.


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