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Friday, December 9, 2011

.:{SCC} - Bling Bling Button Tree:.

Hello my friends!

My name is Alison, and I am the queen of oopsey daisies!

At my little blogging home, Oopsey Daisy, I share the twists and turns of my latest creative project--everything from holiday decor to kids' crafts; from sewing projects to gift ideas! Because I usually do things the hard way, I share my creative tips and tricks to avoid my same crafting blunders! I also share ideas and printables for teaching "Mommy School" to your toddlers and preschoolers.

I met Summer (aka "Sumo") in real life, and I completely adore her! I am so thrilled for her newest addition, and her first Christmas with a family of three baby girls!

Today, I want to share one of my latest and greatest Christmas projects:

This "Bling Bling" Christmas Tree is sparkly, shiny, and simple, too!

Typically, I don't love gold, but when Christmas comes around, I love to decorate with something sparkly! This little tree has made a grand entrance with my Christmas decor.

Are you ready to make your own?

Let's go!

Last year sometime, I found a box of gold buttons at JoAnn's. They were all different shapes and sizes. They have been sitting in a drawer all year, and I thought this was the perfect opportunity to make good use of them!

For this project, I also used a styrofoam cone, some gold ribbon, and gold bows I found at the dollar store.

I used both pins and a hot glue gun on this project. This is because I had some buttons without holes that needed a little help of the hot glue gun!

So here's what I did:

1. Just in case there was even the tiniest bit of bare styrofoam peeking through, I wrapped the entire cone with gold ribbon.

2. Then, I started covering the entire cone with the gold buttons! As I mentioned, I used hot glue for some buttons and pins for others... because of their different shapes and sizes, some needed a little more love! I put on a movie and just completely covered the cone.

3. Once the cone was covered with buttons, I glued the gold bow to the top.

Nothing says elegant like a solid gold Christmas tree! :)

I hot glued the entire tree to a dollar store candlestick holder. (Have I mentioned how much I LOVE the dollar store?!)

I added this tree to my little collection of Christmas trees and eighteen25's subway art. I am so happy that Christmas is here!

I hope you will come stop by for some creative inspiration at Oopsey Daisy! I have some great gift idea tutorials on the blog including these tutorials:

Etched hot cocoa jar

Photo coasters using resin

You are always welcome at my place!

Summer, thanks so much for hosting me today... you're awesome! Here's wishing you all an extra dose of Christmas cheer!


Isn't Alison fantastic? Love this gold Christmas tree; I'm all about adding a little extra bling to your life!


Thanks for leaving a comment! I love reading them! I try to reply to questions the best I can, but you can always email me at sumossweetstuff {at} gmail {dot} com.