I love Christmas trees and I love ribbon and I love buttons–so what better way to spend the afternoon than to make a sweet little button tree. It was terrifically quick and easy and…well, beautiful, if I do say so myself.
I’ve been saving the cardboard cone from my cotton yarn but a styrofoam cone would work great too. I put a couple of lines of glue stick up the sides…
and wound green yarn up the whole length of the cone. Now it looks like a tree and it won’t matter so much if there are spaces between some of the buttons here and there.
Now the scary part. You know that glue guns and I are mortal enemies, so it was a huge stretch to even consider doing this project. But I’ve been saving green and gold buttons for centuries–just for this project, so the flame thrower glue gun from Hades was just not going to stop me. Burn me, yes. Stop me, no. 😕
It worked best for me to put the glue on the yarn and stick the buttons on. If I had tried to put the glue on the buttons instead…well, I saw the emergency room in my immediate future with that technique. This way worked better. Word of caution though–be very careful when pushing the buttons on that have those little holes. The evil hot glue will come right out those holes and try to kill you. I know this so beware.
I tried doing rows at first then I just went for a more random look…
and it worked fine. Isn’t this the cutest little button tree you’ve ever seen?
Even better topped off with a elegant gold bow.
Now I want to see what I can do with pink buttons…heh, heh, heh.
I’m off to wrap the rest of the pretty little presents. Oh, do have a wonderful Christmas Eve my friends.
Merry, merry Christmas!