Looking through old posts recently, I realized that I featured Patty Schaffer’s Button Egg, but I never featured its companion Button Topiary. How did I miss this pretty project? The Button Egg is always a favorite, so I am calling this the Favorite Button Topiary. I hope it’s one of your favorites! At long last, here’s the tutorial for the DIY Button Topiary.
To make the Favorite Button Topiary, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 9” cone
- White in assorted shades and sizes, about 400 – 450
- Bright colors in assorted sizes, about 24 – 30
- Pearl head pins, 1-1/2″, 400 – 450
- Beads, assorted shapes in silver, about 20 – 24
- Candle pedestal
- Drywall screw, 2-1/2”
- E-6000 Adhesive
- Thick, white craft glue
To make the Favorite Button Topiary:
- Adhere the head of the drywall screw to the center of the pedestal using the E-6000 adhesive. The point should be facing up. Let glue dry.
- Center the cone over the drywall screw, and push it onto the screw. Remove the cone, add thick-white craft glue to the pedestal and the drywall screw, and place the cone back onto the pedestal. Let glue dry.
- Cover the cone with buttons:
- Starting at the bottom of the cone, pin the white buttons to the cone using pearl head pins.
- Work your way up the cone using the larger buttons first.
- Occasionally thread a silver bead onto the pin before pinning on buttons.
- Overlap the buttons to help fill in gaps, and pin on smaller buttons to cover the gaps, too.
4. Once the cone is covered, pin on the colored buttons, adding pops of color.
Here’s the sweet pair together.
Now that you have your buttons out, don’t put them away yet . . . Here’s a sneak peek of Friday’s craft. I think you’re going to like it . . .
What have you crafted with buttons?
Happy button crafting.