I think it’s safe to assume that most of us in the sewing community have a good-sized stash of buttons. Maybe it’s just me, but I hope I’m not alone in my button-collecting habit. I was searching for a specific button for a project and thought I should use some of these for a craft. These came together so quickly and they are perfect for decorations, ornaments, and gift toppers.
- Buttons in assorted sizes and colors
- String or twine
- Optional: thin embroidery needle or tape to help with threading
Plan Your Layout
- Collect an assortment of buttons in any color pallet you’d like varying in sizes from small to large along with a few for the tree trunk.
- Lay them out from smallest to largest and the trunk section below the largest button to plan the order you will string them in.
String on the Buttons
- Depending on the twine or string you use you may want to wrap a small amount of tape around the end or use a skinny embroidery needle to make it easy to push it through the button holes.
- Starting with the smallest button, thread the string through one hole in each button until you’ve reached the end of the trunk.
Back up to the Top
- Thread the string through the holes opposite the hole you previously went through.
- Continue all the way back up through the top. (I used a bead on the top of mine, so I just went back through the same hole.)
Finish and Tie Off
- Once you have reached the last button, tie a knot right above it.
- Decide how long you want your hanging loop to be, then tie the ends together and cut off any extra string.