Button trees

by rooruu on 04/12/2006

in Holidays

button tree

Button tree by Stephanie/little birds

How sweet and inspiring are Stephanie’s soft button trees? And in the best spirit of the season (and craft blogs) she provides a free pdf pattern.

Enjoy! (I’m definitely playing with this delightful idea! – and it’s got lots of possibilities for recycling and for crafting with children).

Thanks to the Shopping Sherpa for the link.

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Carson December 5, 2006 at 5:38 am

I saw Shopping Sherpa’s B/W felted tree, but I didn’t see that one
I don’t do xmas but now I think I’d like to make a softie cone regardless!


2 Susan at artstream December 5, 2006 at 10:06 am

love these! white on white and so easy to make. thanks…


3 Mattie December 6, 2006 at 2:21 am

Correct me if I’m wrong but haven’t cone shaped soft christmas trees been around for years? What’s the big deal?


4 admin December 12, 2006 at 10:04 am

ah… but has it been done quite so elegantly as stephanie?


5 rooruu December 12, 2006 at 7:00 pm

I guess a lot of craft ideas have been around for years (or decades, or centuries for that matter). What can make one special is a new or fresh interpretation. This image, for me, is not just about the tree idea, but the interpretation – elegant minimal use of buttons, the white on white colour scheme, the modern, natural Christmas context of starfish and worn stones. And whether or not they’ve been around for years, how handy is it to pop over and visit and pick up a free pattern to play with?

If you’ve got other Christmas decoration ideas you’d like to contribute, please do send them to the admin or post another comment here with some links. Whip up is read by such a diverse group of people with so many different ideas and knowledge. What’s old hat to you may be as daisy-fresh to someone else as it once was to you. We’re all on a crafting journey. Christmas greetings!


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