Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Christmas Crafts #1

Can you believe it? It's time to start thinking about creating for Christmas. I guess it just never feels real until it's okay to really display your creations!

For this tree I wanted to use some of my many many buttons to create a little Christmas tree.
1. Using a 3-7/8"x8-7/8" Styrofoam Cone, paint green using acrylic paint.
2. Using strong adhesive glue green buttons on cone. I used a straight pin to hold the buttons until the glue dried.
3. Once dry, glue on pink buttons.
4. Top tree with ribbon.
Ribbon: Hibiscus Burst Saddle Stitch (Papertrey Ink)
Buttons: New Leaf, Ripe Avocado, Hibiscus Burst (Papertrey Ink)
Paint: Leaf Green Craft Paint (Apple Barrel Colors Plaid)

Do you have a ton of buttons? I haven't tried this, but I think a button ornament would be super cute!

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I have two events this weekend happening in Middle Tennessee! I hope if you're local you'll come join us for a free make and take!

The Scrap Room: Friday 5:00 - 6:30 pm You can find more details here.

The Sassy Scrapper: Saturday, November 20 from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm You can find more details here.

Thanks for stopping by!

15 comments:

BonnieRose said...

fabulous tree.. love the bright colors..the pics are fab... I'm thinking of doing some ornaments like this too, for an ornament exchange I'm a part of! BRAVO!!!

Karen B. said...

Way too cute! Love the idea of the ornament as well.

Laurel said...

Oh how cute, love it!

Bea said...

beauty!!

AnitaRex said...

Oh how I love this! Beautiful! It will look so lovely being displayed!

AGohl said...

Super Cute! I've been trying to think of something small that I can make to give my desk at work a little holiday cheer, I may make one of those for my desk at work!!! :)

Anonymous said...

hello there thanks for your grat post, as usual ((o:

Ann said...

Cute, cute, cute! I'd love to make one...although I'm not sure I could part with that many buttons! ;)

naomi chokr said...

I love it! my friend is making one where she is using pins to secure the buttons.

I wish i had time to make one for myself

Lisa Petrella said...

Cute! Are you going to display this in your home for the holidays or give it as a gift?

Elise said...

WHOA, girl! GREAT, GREAT, SMOKIN' HOT and GREAT, creation, cute girl!

Winter said...

CUTE! I saw one similar last year and wanted to create it for this year, but I forgot! Thanks for the reminder! :)

Merry said...

Oh, I so love this. Such wonderful colours and I love all the buttons.

Tammy said...

Oh Courtney this is adorable! Way too cute! I love the PINK!!! Thanks for sharing the tip on using the pin while the buttons dry. I hope you have more fab projects to share!

Dana Gustafson said...

oh boy! I have a cone stashed waiting to be beautified. I love your pink and green tree!