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« on: November 15, 2010 11:16:56 AM »

I was so inspired by all the button trees on Craftster that I decided to make one for my mom. When my grandmother passed a few years ago, my mom inherited her antique button collection (about 5 sugar cookie tins full of antique buttons!) My mom doesn't craft as much as she used to, so she gave me ALL the buttons! I know my mom always loved her mom's button collection, I thought this would be a good way to display some of them.

And a close up of the buttons, because they are so pretty!

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2010 11:35:27 AM »

Really cool. And a nice sentiment too.
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2010 11:59:56 AM »

I adore this.  Need to add it to my ever growing list of projects.

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« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2010 12:40:51 PM »

That is really gorgeous. Love all the detail. Super job. Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2010 12:54:40 PM »

This is awesome! You did a great job! I have my own button collection with no idea what to use all my pretty buttons for, maybe I'll try this too!

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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2010 01:18:36 PM »

OMG! I need desperately to borrow this idea! 

That is WONDERFUL!  I love the embroidery on the 'wood'!
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2010 01:45:54 PM »

Thanks everyone for your nice comments! And for all of you thinking about making a button tree, you should! It only took me a couple of evenings of tv to stitch it up during (5 hours tops).
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« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2010 02:12:30 PM »

That is a beautiful tree made from beautiful buttons.

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« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2010 03:46:34 PM »

I love this tree! It looked like an intricate embroidery in the thumbnail pic, I was suprised to see it was buttons. That's such a perfect way to show them off.

So many fabrics, so little time . . .
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« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2010 04:00:35 PM »

 Grin I just love all the Autumny goodness and sentimentality of this!!!!  So beautiful.


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