Button, button, who has the button? I bet you have buttons, buttons by the dozens, dozens, right? Somehow, I find buttons irresistible and even mesmerizing. If you’re ready to decorate for Christmas, and you’d like to make a Christmas topiary, then here’s how you can make a beautiful, bountiful Blue Button Topiary.
Kids love buttons, too, so have them join in and help sort the buttons by sizes and colors. And speaking of colors, check out Patty Schaffer’s quick tip for painting buttons. Display several Button Topiaries in different colors and I promise that they’ll get noticed.
Kathleen George designed our Blue Button Topiary using a 12” cone of STYROFOAM Brand Foam, but you can use a smaller cone, too. The 12” cone will need approximately 750 – 1,000 buttons, depending on the sizes of buttons. A 6” cone will require approximately 200 – 300 buttons and a 9” cone will need about 500 – 600 buttons.
To make a Blue Button Topiary, you will need:
- STYROFOAM Brand Foam: 12” cone
- Buttons: assorted blue; white; snowflake
- Acrylic craft paint, blue
- Straight pins: white pearl heads; silver
- Low temperature glue gun & glue sticks
- Tools needed: paintbrush
To make a Blue Button Topiary:
1. Paint the cone blue. Let dry.
2. Pin on blue buttons with pearl head pins. Use the largest & thickest buttons for the first layer.
3. Pin on a second layer, using the smaller buttons and overlapping the first layer. Mix and match the shades of blue for contrast.
4. Add white buttons and silver snowflake buttons.
By changing the buttons, you could make a red Button Topiary, also made by Kathleen George, or the creamy, dreamy Button Topiary by Rebekah Meier.
Need more inspiration? How about covering your cone in embossed paper, and then dressing it up with a colorful button garland. Instructions for this Button Garland Topiary Tree are on StyrofoamCrafts.com.
I love this trio of Button Topiaries in the premier issue of Stitch Craft Create. This beautiful magazine is packed with more than 100 Christmas projects and ideas – and I’m giving away a copy! If you’d like to win this issue of Stitch Craft Create, along with one of our craft aprons, tell me about the Christmas craft ideas you’d like to see on Crafts ‘n Coffee. Are you looking for ideas for Christmas ornaments? Topiaries? Wreaths? Or?? Tell me below and at the end of the day Monday, November 28, I’ll draw a name to win Stitch Craft Create and an apron.
Katiria won this week’s giveaway. Please contact me, Katiria, and I’ll send you one of our craft aprons. Thank you!