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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

12 days of ornaments: day 7

Good morning and welcome to day 7 of the 12 days of ornaments. Today's treasure is another easy one that will help you use up some of the piles of buttons in your stash.

You will need a variety of green buttons, red ball pins, a small styrofoam cone, a die cut doily, half pearls, green acrylic paint, and a small holly leaf die or paper punch.

  1. To get started, roll the styrofoma cone around between your open hand and a hard surface to compress the foam and get rid of the flakes that are bound to come off. Curve the tip to get rid of the sharp point. When you are happy with the shape, paint it with a generous coat of green acrylic paint and set it aside to dry.
  2. With a glue gun or thick craft glue, begin gluing the buttons onto the cone, starting at the top. Vary the sizes and rotate the buttons so the button holes are going in several direcctions.
  3. Fill in the gaps with red ball pins and white half pears.
  4. Die cut or paper punch several small, green holy leaves from green patterned paper. Bend the bottom point and tuck them in behind several of the buttons with a dab of blue.
  5. Glue the gree to a white doily.
Super easy, eh?! If you want to hang this little tree, just place an eye pin in the top.

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See you tomorrow,



  1. Ooh, I love this one! Hope I have lots of green buttons, cuz I would love to make one of these for my DD's tree!!! Thanks, Becky for another fabulous idea!

  2. Love buttons! Thanks for yet another fantastic idea!!!

  3. LOVE this Becky - thank you for the inspiration!!!

  4. Thanks for the tip on prepping the cone before painting it. Super cute little tree with all the buttons!

  5. buttons!! wow so cute! thanks for sharing!

  6. these ornaments are BEAUTIFUL - thank you for sharing the directions with us.
    Happy Holidays.

    Sandra ltb

  7. Love. And you can make it in any sizes!