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Topic: Button Tree of Life...now I need more green buttons  (Read 4432 times)
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« on: February 24, 2010 01:54:47 PM »

Soooo...while cruisin' around craftster and catching up on pages in threads I came across a craftster's avatar, bexieboo, and inspiration struck!

I give you the button tree of life...





It took me 4 hours to arrange and sew on all the buttons to make for as little gap between them as I could.  The trunk/roots are just simple straight stitched applique.  This was hot glued to the frame backing piece when complete.

This was a 98% stash project, too!  Had gotten a box o buttons from Joann's a few days before this project and gleaned a few choice items from it to include.  Even the frame was a recycled one from an item received in a swap; the swap project got re-framed in a more suitable size frame. 

Still trying to find a great place to hang my button tree in my house...somewhere in my craft room is likely where it will end up, that's where it is now leaned up on top of a mini chest of drawers full of....buttons!  LOL!

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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2010 01:59:37 PM »

I love this Smiley
I think it is so cute yet I just want to sit and look at all the different buttons Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2010 02:00:02 PM »

This is beautiful Cheesy (I love the palm tree button!)

I have so many buttons that I don't know what to do with, you've inspired me to make my own button pics Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2010 02:08:58 PM »

 Grin Grin Grin Grin

I love it. A lot.
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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2010 02:15:52 PM »

BunnyTuTu, this is a GREAT project to drum up with 'singles' you end up with after making something.  Or, if you end up just getting a TON of buttons in a swap or something from the thrift store Smiley

I KNOW I want to make another one of these...maybe a HUGE heart like the one from bexie's avatar!  Like 12x12 inch or something...better start collecting more buttons!  LOL!
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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2010 02:37:02 PM »

I love this! (and want one for my house.....hmm...nee d more buttons...)
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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2010 03:10:26 PM »

I'm sitting down right now to start sorting my buttons into colors...I can feel another random button project coming on strong!
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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2010 03:27:06 PM »

So, this is pretty much AWESOME!  Great idea.  Thanks for the inspiration.  Now I can use up some more of my massive button stash.
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« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2010 03:29:14 PM »

Ya just never know when inspiration will strike!!  I love this project and I especially love the colour choices of the buttons you used  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2010 06:03:51 PM »

Really neat.  I'll bet you'll inspire a lot of button projects from this.    Smiley Smiley
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