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Bling & Buttons Tree

Susan Neal with Paper Crafts Magazine shares step-by-step instructions to help you create your own Bling & Button Tree.


Patterned paper: (Christmas Groovy) KI Memories

Accents: (assorted flowers) Prima; (assorted buttons) Autumn Leaves, 7gypsies, Doodlebug Design; (assorted sequins) Offray; (silver tinsel, assorted pom-poms, silver star, silver bead stick pins) JoAnn Stores
Other: (foam cone, stick pins)
Finished size: 5″ x 13″DIRECTIONS:

1. Adhere patterned paper to cone.

2. Pin tinsel around top and bottom of cone.

3. Pin sequins, buttons, and flowers to cone.

4. Poke star into top of cone; adhere.

Designer Tips:

• To adhere the patterned paper to the cone, use an adhesive specifically designed for adhering to foam.

• Separate your embellishments into little bowls or containers to make it easier to see the items you’ll be placing on the tree.

Bonus Ideas:

• Try covering the tree with strips of ribbon instead of patterned paper.

• For a less sparkly tree, decorate with assorted buttons only and add interest by layering them.

• Adapt the tree for Mother’s day, fall, or any other holiday or season.

Designer: Dawne Ivey

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