Button tree mainHi Everyone! On Saturday I invited my daughter Erin and my 2 nieces over to make framed Christmas trees out of their great-grandmother's buttons (Nan Slater). I've been 'holding' this box of buttons for 15 years. It doesn't show, but we cut down cardstock to fit the frame and stamped a tone on tone background with Gorgeous Grunge and Snowflake Soiree (retired) stamp sets.

Buttontree3The fun part for me was watching them sort and dig through the button box. There were all sorts of little treasures like sardine keys, random pins and such too. Their grandma Mariyln Slater (who still works for the family's business at 81 and is my co-worker!) contributed costume jewelry of Nans that we deconstructed for tree embellishments.

They desinged the trees first on the stamped cardstock, then hot glued into place. TIP – have tweezers on hand to avoid getting hot glue on skin with small buttons.

Here are their final button trees!


Button treeLaura's

Buttontree4And Melissa's

Buttontree2It warmed my heart, well first, that they all came over, and two that they were all so excited with their Christmas Trees. In fact, they want to come this weekend to make more for the rest of the family. How sweet! And I'm thrilled we all have a wonderful memory getting together to make the trees out of their great-grandma's button box.


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