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.

20 comments:

Callie Zenner said...

Love the tree! Pick me for the giveaway :) I'm in such a crafting funk.... A Carissa goodie box would definitely help!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

What a FUN project, Carisa!! Love it and such a great way to use those buttons we all have in our stash!! :)

Lizzie Sanchez said...

LOVE THIS! How funny is it that I made something very similar to this a few years ago? hahaha And you were totally my inspiration!!

NormaJean said...

Carisa what an awesome project, I love it, I actually bought a cone shape foam tree at the dollar store, not knowing what to do with it...now I know..LOL

Hugs Norma

Tina Stelmach said...

Carisa, it came out so cute, I love the bell top.
now what do I do with ribbon. Lol

Izzy Anderson said...

I love your button cone. Just adorable. And, I hear ya on the DD. Ayiee! :)

Valerie said...

I got a few of these little cones from the dollar tree last year with intentions of making something...but I forgot what. Thanks for the inspiration! I have lots of hoarded buttons.

Karyn S said...

this is such a great idea! thanks for the inspiration :)

TeenaBugg38 said...

This tree is adorable!!! I love the big jingle bell on top!! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

purplestitches said...

Love the little Christmas Tree. Buttons are so fun. I would be thrilled to win your mystery box. How exciting. A great way to build a stash and I'm a newbie (although my stash is growing quickly).

Kellie said...

Oh wow I am so going to make one of these, it looks amazing!

Kelli said...

such a cute idea! thanks for sharing! merry christmas!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is so beautiful love this idea! Thanks so much!
lisascreativeniche at gmail.com

Damaris said...

Love your button tree! Last year I did one of ornaments with tinsel. But this looks a lot easier to do. Thanks for sharing!

x0, D

Sue D said...

Very cute button tree! I like the jingle bell on top.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Brittany said...

Such a cute tree project!

Denise Bryant said...

Love your button tree! Very fun project!

Janis said...

What a clever little tree project!!! Love buttons on crafts and this is cute as one..or cute as a bunch of 'em!

How lovely of you to be getting a nice box of goodies ready for one of us. You did not try to coerce us into becoming followers in order to be eligible (which I GREATLY appreciate!!!), but I am a brand-new follower by Google Friend, nonetheless.

Have a lovely Christmas!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

bearsmother said...

Love the tree. I made some like this for my granddaughter's wedding but I used flowers. Your tree is very pretty. The design would have looked good in white and blue buttons for her wedding. thanks for sharing.

ScrapaDiddle said...

Genius idea that button tree of yours! Oh so cute!