Christmas and buttons. Two of my favourite things! So I’ve combined them for a new tutorial: Button Christmas Trees. These are quick and easy enough for the kids to make. I can imagine a whole forest of them on a shelf!
What You Need
- about 11 green buttons of various sizes – I found some with only one hole in them but any buttons would work
- 1 small wooden cotton reel – I bought a packet of these from Spotlight. They are about 1cm tall.
- 1 star bead
- 25cm beading wire – mine is 24 gauge
What To Do
- Thread the wire through the star bead
- Fold the wire so that the star is in the middle
- Lay out your buttons, smallest to largest
- Thread the smallest button onto your wire first, and work your way down to the largest
- Thread the cotton reel on as well
- Split the wire and wrap one piece around each side of the cotton reel
- Wrap the wire round itself between the last button and the cotton reel a couple of times to secure it
- Trim off the excess wire
- Flatten the wire at the base so your tree will stand up
- Use a mixture of light and dark greens for an interesting look.
- Match your tree to your Christmas decor – silver and blue, red and green, or white and red are popular.
- Instead of cotton reels, you could use a couple of small buttons in a contrasting colour.
- Add a loop of ribbon to hang them up.