A Festival of Topiary Trees: How to make a Creamy Christmas Button Topiary

Here’s the last Christmas topiary tree in this week’s Festival of Topiary Trees. Rebekah styled her Creamy Christmas Button Topiary differently than many I’ve seen, and the buttons are glued on, giving it a sleeker profile. Like all of the Christmas topiaries this week, you can change it up and adapt it to your Christmas color scheme.

how to make a button topiary tree

Creamy Christmas Button Topiary by Rebekah Meier.

In case you’ve missed any of this week’s tutorials for making Christmas topiary trees, here’s a quick recap:

Learn how to make all of these beautiful tabletop Christmas trees on CraftsnCoffee.com.

A Festival of Christmas Topiary Trees by Rebekah Meier.

To make a Creamy Christmas Button Topiary, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: Cone (Rebekah used a 9” cone)
  • Buttons, assorted sizes
  • Spackle
  • Fine grit sandpaper
  • Acrylic craft paint in cream
  • Glittered snowflake or other tree topper
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Paintbrush

To make a Creamy Christmas Button Topiary:

how to make a button topiary

Arrange and glue on your buttons in a single layer.

1. Using your hands, spread a thin, even coat of spackle onto the cone. Let it dry completely. Gently sand with sandpaper till smooth.

2. Paint cone cream. Let dry.

3. Glue buttons onto cone, arranging them randomly. Continue, till cone is covered in a single layer of buttons.

4. Glue glittered snowflake to the top of the cone.

For a variation on a theme, check out the Blue Button Topiary and Red Button Topiary from last year. The buttons on these two topiaries are pinned on in several layers, creating a more textured button topiary. Make one, make two or make all three!

how to make a Christmas Button Topiary Tree

Make one, or all three, of these Button Topiaries.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the celebration of Christmas topiaries this week. Do you have a favorite? Which one do you plan to make?

Don’t miss Monday when I’ll share a couple of cute and easy Christmas crafts I’m super excited about, and a really fun giveaway, too. I won’t say a PEEP more till Monday. See you then!

Happy crafting.


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6 Responses to A Festival of Topiary Trees: How to make a Creamy Christmas Button Topiary

  1. Diane Shelton says:

    I have made the button trees and added thin plaid bows.
    Also done with shells – always fun doing different crafts with these trees.

  2. sandifrommichigan says:

    I love buttons, may have to try this for one of my adult nieces they would love them I am sure. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Bev says:

    I love the vintage crepe paper topiary and plan to make one hopefully this week. I am so in to any thing that has a vintage look to it. Thank you for sharing all of these lovely topiaries this week…it has been very enjoyable.

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