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If you decide you want something different from your traditional Christmas tree, then this tutorial is definitely for you!
I love love love Christmas but get bored at seeing all the same things in the shops! Make yourself one of these for Christmas and you will have all your friends and family admiring your Christmas tree this year!

Posted by Crafta La Vista from Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom • Published See Crafta La Vista's 31 projects »
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  • How to make a christmas tree. Button Christmas Tree - Step 1
    Step 1

    Working your way round the tree, glue on your buttons. I used a hot glue gun at it makes sure the buttons are sturdy and don't start pushing each other down.

  • How to make a christmas tree. Button Christmas Tree - Step 2
    Step 2

    Take the tree outside and spray paint it black, making sure you get in between all the little buttons. Also make sure it's not windy when you do it as I learnt the hard way when the black paint came back in my face! Bring the tree back inside and leave it to dry. I put it next to the heater and it dried in no time.

  • How to make a christmas tree. Button Christmas Tree - Step 3
    Step 3

    Once the tree is dry, put a very small amount of silver paint on the scourer and then dab it on some paper so that there is only a thin layer.

    Gently rub the scourer down the tree until you have silver lines over the top of the buttons and you are happy with the effect. I had to go over some a few times to get the look I wanted.

  • How to make a christmas tree. Button Christmas Tree - Step 4
    Step 4

    For the tree ornaments I bought a range of beads and strung them together, using this silver embroidery thread.

  • How to make a christmas tree. Button Christmas Tree - Step 5
    Step 5

    I then glued the decorations evenly round the tree and then stuck these little bows over the top of the glue so you don't see the join.

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