Friday, December 13, 2013

12 Days of Craft-mas - On the 4th Day of Craftmas...

I am so excited to be joining an awesome line up of crafty ladies for this special event! If you haven't checked out Days ONETWO and THREE, please do so NOW - then come back and see what I have crafted up for ya.

I have to admit, originally I wanted to share my December Daily album but in all honesty, it is STILL lying in shambles on my floor. I have all the pieces pulled out that I want to use but haven't quite made any of my pages yet - haven't even printed pictures yet. Sad, I know. So, instead, I bring you a crafty little project that you can make pretty easily using some buttons you may or may not have been hoarding (like I have!)

What you'll need to create this craftmas project:
  • a foam cone (I got mine at the dollar store)
  • acrylic paint
  • lots of buttons
  • strong adhesive of your choice (I used Helmar 450 Quick Dry - which you can NOW find at Hobby Lobby!!)
  • jingle bell or something else to top your tree
  • ribbon & twine
First you will want to paint your cone in a matching color of your main buttons. I used a green paint. Let that dry. Grab a bunch of buttons, you can use all green with pops of red, like I did or you can get really creative and use any color you like. I actually think white buttons would look super elegant for a center piece. Then, it's just a matter of arranging your buttons. Don't think too much on this part - the randomness of the buttons is what really gives this a homey, rustic cute look! To add more interest, I added bows using sparkly cream twine that was gifted to me on the red buttons.

This came together fairly quickly, probably an hour or so from start to finish after the paint had dried. I got a little nervous about halfway through wondering how it would look, but I'm glad I kept going. It really is a sweet Christmas decoration now and on its way to someone just as sweet. (She probably hasn't gotten it yet so don't say anything. haha)
I hope you have enjoyed my project and be sure to check back on each of these ladies during the next 8 days to find even more Christmas Craft inspirations!

I ALMOST forgot! I have a crafty little prize to give away - just leave me a comment and you're entered to win a mystery box full of crafty goodies. I have been doing a little clean up and have lots of stamps, paper & embellies ready to go to a new home for the new year! You have until the end of all 12 days to enter. Gives me time for more destashing and filling this priority box to the max! I will pick a winner on Dec 22. (US residents only, since I am using a priority box) Thanks so much for stopping by.