xmas button trees.

buttontrees

My first christmas craft post! Its that time of year already.

I made some of these little trees using jewelry wire, small beads and buttons (of various sizes).
You basically cut a long piece of the wire, and fold in half. Start building the tree from the bottom. String about 4-10 beads (depending on the size of your beads) and twist. String a button through the wire. I found it was easiest to string one bead through BOTH pieces of the wire at once (vs. two beads seperately) and twist, then place another button. Repeat until you get to the top, finishing with the smallest button on top. Fold one of the pieces of wire down through the top of the button hole, then use the other wire to wrap around the loop you just made to secure in place.

These would make cute little ornaments or gift toppers.