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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Thursdays with Kim - Button Tree

Hi girls! I was looking for new home decor pieces to decorate my workshop and an idea came to me. I really needed to disencumber my scraproom because I own too many stuff. So I began with some elements I had in surplus.

Buttons....

I had too many of them so I separated the really old ones and kept the newer ones. So let me show you what I made with my old supplies.

I took an old Christmas ornament. (Yes Christmas! hihi) I removed the hanger from it.

I also cut the exceeding plastic with a pair of pliers. (Don't try this with a glass ornament!)

I'm lucky because the color of the ball was perfect for what I wanted to do with it. If It wasn't I could always paint it with Alcohol Ink or something.

I had a wooden stick in my drawer. (If you have one you can get 8 for a 1$ in the dollar store)!

Now let the fun begin. I took some pink and purple buttons and affixed them all around my ball.

Here's what it looks like when done.

For the bottom of my tree I would have liked to have a vase but didn't have one, so I decided to use a pail instead. To make my tree stand up I used a styrofoam ball and cut the top.

Push the wooden bar into the styrofoam until it stands on its own. All that's left is to embellish. For this I use some tiny glass pebbles , a ribbon and a metal butterfly.

I liked it but It was too "flat" for my tree, so I decided to fold it. Easy to tell but hard to do if you want a symetric result. Take a pen or something circular. Roll the butterfly around it. You'll get a butterfly who extends its wings!

You can embellish as much as you want! Here's mine!
I hope you'll like today's project! Enjoy! Hugs and kisses
Kim @ KLDezign

7 comments:

  1. Kim, that is so cool!! Love what you did with the butterfly!!! Great use of old materials!!Will have to do something like this to de-stash!!

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  2. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [01 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  3. So cute and so clever...a fabulous way to recycle!

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  4. Love the repurposing going on here with this project! Very creative and uber cute too when done.

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  5. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [11 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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