I've been making trees to go with my decorations this year...I got this idea from a magazine that I thumbed through a while back at the library....what could be cuter than a button tree!
Because I've collected buttons for a very long time...I have quite a stash...so I grabbed my jar full of green and poured them out on the table.
I used pearlized head long sewing pins...I had about 200 pins already.... but I had to run to JoAnns mid project to get 200 more!
I used a blow dryer for quick drying of the paint!...(i'm impatient that way)
I simply placed a button on the bottom and held it in place with a pin....easy peasy!
I placed my larger buttons around the tree first to spread them out ...
I continued to make rows...
I place a large button on the very top of the tree where it's flat. I can stick up the pins a little to tie a bow on at the top or to glue on a star.
I love how it turned out!....and I like how all of the colored pinheads look like ornaments on the tree...don't you?
I got this idea from my local craft store Roberts....they had one sort of like it on display.
I bought the 12" cone at Michaels.
I used 2 sheets of 12 x 12 green glittered paper and cut it into 1 1/2 inch strips....I then used a scallop edge punch by Stampin Up for all of the edges of the paper strips.
I cut the edged strips 3 scallops wide and curled the edges up with my fingers so that they would not lay flat against the cone...
...put some glue gun glue across the top of paper segment and began glueing them into rows starting at the bottom.
I overlapped each paper a little for good coverage and nice dimension.
I continued around the tree...
...nearing the top now...
I will show you how they look together in my family room alongside my painted houses in my next post.
I hope you try these fun and easy tree projects....I still have a few more different tree crafts to do and I will show you when they are complete...
until then....happy decorating and Christmas crafting my bloggy friends!