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christmas button tree
i am a major hoarder of buttons and decided to make a christmas tree out of some of my favourites this year - because alot of them are really special to me i wanted to make it a temporary decoration so i used pins rather than glue.

1. first i wrapped the cone in black felt and pinned this into place

2. i started to add a layer of buttons - i mainly used green but also added a scattering of red and black

3. when i had covered the cone in a layer of plainish buttons i started to add the fancy ones!

4. i used a lot of floral and buttons on the top layer along with my favourite little fawns and bakelite swallows

5. i topped the tree with a bright yellow cutwork star button.

it was really fun to make and really could be done a lot quicker but i spent a lot of time faffing about choosing the "perfect" button!

hope you like it.

p.s. i've entered it in a competition which ends on friday 19th december - voting details are on my blog!

Posted by vInTaGe~VioLeT from Bideford, England, United Kingdom • Published See vInTaGe~VioLeT's 44 projects »
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vInTaGe~VioLeT
vInTaGe~VioLeT · Bideford, England, GB · 44 projects
hi Tina - thankyou Happy i'd love to see if you do make it Happy
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Tina I.
Tina I. · 31 projects
I absolutely adore this, I have so many buttons, think i shall have to have a go at this Happy thanks
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Jess
Jess · London, GB · 10 projects
love it! i will be making one this year. Happy
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Jess
Jess · London, GB · 10 projects
love it! i will be making one this christmas. Happy
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Selina G.
Selina G. · 2 projects
Wow this is so lovely!
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Selina G.
Selina G. · 2 projects
Wow this is so lovely!
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Selina G.
Selina G. · 2 projects
Wow this is so lovely!
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Skacore_Princess
Skacore_Princess · Aberystwyth, Wales, GB · 29 projects
I am going to have to make this. beautiful.
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CalendarGirl
CalendarGirl · 15 projects
This is amazing!!! so cute Happy
I added a link to this project on my blog for a christmas round-up. Hope you don't mind!

http://callen-upcycle.blogspot.com
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CalendarGirl
CalendarGirl · 15 projects
This is amazing!!! so cute Happy
I added a link to this project on my blog for a christmas round-up. Hope you don't mind!

http://callen-upcycle.blogspot.com
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