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Saturday, 7 January 2012

Button Tree, my version

So fellow bloggers, if you have been reading the earlier post you will know that I've turned my attention to buttons and that I have been doing my research. I found that there are a lot of button trees out there but not wanting to copy what I've already seen, I looked at the buttons in the Craft Fairy button section and I was inspired by the flower buttons that have just come back into stock.

I decided that as we are heading for Spring and that we want to leave the awful Winter weather behind us I would use them to make a button Blossom Tree. I also added a few sparkly glass beads to make it look like catkins. They didn't photograph well but they do make it look good.

I painted the canvas with a matt paint that I had bought in one of those little tester pots. Cheap.
The twig was sprayed with silver and then after it had dried I sewed it to the canvas with a toning thread. I sewed rather than stuck as I don't want it to come off.
The the flower buttons are sewn on starting with the biggest at the base and working out to the smaller buttons on the outer edges of the twig.
I had some clear crystals in my jewellery stash so I added some of those, sewn again to make them look like catkins.

Buttons can be found here:

http://www.craftfairy.co.uk/flower-selection-mixed-shape-buttons-50g-5038-p.asp

Now go and make your own.