Friday, November 24, 2023

Vintage Button Trees

Hello my friend!

Thanks for stopping by-

I know I'm not alone when it comes to collecting buttons.

It just happens!

When I was a little girl, I loved playing in my Grandmas' jar of buttons.

So many unique shapes, colors and sizes.



Let's make some easy ornaments

using buttons.


Things you will need:

You will need a few buttons, about 12

in graduating sizes for the tree-

plus about 4 small buttons approximately

the same size as each other to be

the tree trunk base


1 piece of  24 to 26 gauge wire, 12'' folded in half

and 

wire cutter/ pliers


Lay out your graduated buttons



Start at the base of the tree.

'thread' the button through the wire.





Continue up the trunk-





Begin your tree with the largest button

and work upward.


If your button has 4 holes-

thread wire across as shown.





Keep adding buttons

until you are happy with the height of your tree !




My trees are short and fat!



Tighten and twist a couple times using pliers.

Cut 1 wire, make a loop

with the other wire end .




Wrap the wire around the base over the cut wire.

Use pliers to tuck in sharp ends.









Easy!

Now you have some ornaments to

hang or give as gifts-






Add ribbon if you like-



The trees were big hit at my craft show!

I hope you have a great week!!!

xo Lisa S




Note: I also made Snowmen- But I sold out

and only had one picture.


24 comments:

  1. Such a sweet idea, and they turned out darling. Visiting from Wonderful Wednesday blog hop. (I'd love you to share this post at my linkup as well, if you're interested: https://lifetalesbooks.blogspot.com/p/calling-fellow-bloggers.html)

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    1. Thank you so much! I will come by-Thanks for the invitation.
      xo Lisa S

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  2. These are so cute! I have always wanted to make these... and yet I have never tried.

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    1. Joanne, Thank you . The button trees are amazingly simple and quick to make....and fun to make little stacks. I was surprised that you really don't need a lot of buttons to make these.
      I hope you give it a try!
      xo ;o Lisa S

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  3. Thanks for sharing this post at the Will Blog for Comments #16 linkup! I hope to see you there again next week, too.

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  4. So cute. I think they would make lovely pendants either on a chain or a piece of satin cord or 1/4" velvet ribbon!

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    1. Kathy, Great idea- They would be so cute as a pendant!
      I like your suggestion. Thank you for stopping by to say hello.
      Have a great week!
      xo Lisa S

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  5. Oh those are darling! What a great way to use all the wonderful buttons I've collected over the years. I'm going to go dig them out this weekend and see how many trees I can get! Thanks for the holiday inspiration!

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    1. Barbara,
      Your sweet comment made my day! I hope you make a few, they are so fun to create.
      xo Lisa S

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  6. Julie,
    Thank you so much! I am a big kid still :)
    xo Lisa S

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  7. Lillian,
    It's so nice to have you visit!
    Thank you for your kind comment-
    xo Lisa S

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  8. Hi Lisa Happy Holidays .I almost want to wear these as earrings. Very cute.

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    1. Oh you made me laugh ! Cute earrings, but a bit heavy- I should look through my buttons for some tiny ones :)
      Thank you!
      xo Lisa S

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  9. These are adorable!! What a fun way to use vintage buttons!!

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    1. Thank you so much. They are really fun to make.
      so nice to have you visit!!!!
      xo Lisa S

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  10. We appreciate you dropping by and linking up at SSPS 290. These are super duper cute. Wish I still had my huge box of old bottons, but alas when we moved, I decided to gift it to a friend. Take care and best wishes.

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    1. Moving is hard! I know we can't keep everything ;) I 'm sure your friend was thrilled to be gifted the buttons.
      Have a great week.
      xo Lisa S

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  11. What a fab vintage vibe these button trees have! They are precious!

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  12. I've always wanted to know how to make these button trees, Lisa. THANKS for the tutorial. I’d love for you to join us over at the Creatively Crafty Linky Party every Wednesday through Sunday
    https://creativelybeth.com/creative-crafts-linky-party/
    Followed and Pinned!
    Creatively, Beth

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  13. These are super cute!
    My mom had a ton of buttons. Loved pawing through those!

    So cool!

    Thank you for sharing this post at the Sunday Sunshine Blog Hop 90!
    This post is one of our featured posts at the next blog hop!

    Have a great week!

    Laurie

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  14. Very nice project, I have buttons I could use for this project!

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