Button Christmas Trees

Button Wreaths were well received on my other Seedscatterer blog. I brought out my Button Trees for your amusement. They are made of buttons, jewelry from last century, corsage pins and other findings.

My favorite piecesĀ are the pin and earrings at the top, the pink jeweled pin and the heart charms. The charms are recent, the pins are more than fifty years old.

The diamond shaped red enameled charm is an earring that belonged to my husband’s sister

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The star-shaped button on the left was from the Bicentennial year.

The trees are made on felt-covered styrofoam cones. The Pink and silver one has pink tulle over the felt. Buttons are pinned with corsage pins and with regular straight pins pinned through a sequin if the holes in the button were large. This is mostly a ‘use what you have’ craft, except that it takes lots more pins than you might expect. I bought extras. As a project for children small nails and large buttons would work.