Wednesday, December 05, 2007

My Glam Trash Button Christmas Tree

I was inspired by Sarah to make a button tree for Christmas this year. Ok, I was inspired by it last year when she first made it but I was too lazy to get around to it.
She said it was time consuming and I didn't believe her. Sarah, I believe you now! This took FOREVER. It also cleaned out nearly my entire bead box and all my pins. I had to buy at least six more packets of pins and various beads and buttons. I also begged my mum for a whole lot of buttons, some which are quite old.
I couldn't find hardly any buttons in the thrift stores and they were too expensive to buy new. So I decided to go with what I had in my bead box. Lots of faux gems and rhinestones and various broken jewelry.
Please excuse the photos. I have a new camera and have not got the hang of it yet. Everything looks grainy and grey.
The first picture is when the tree was half done. Looking at the other pictures I have just noticed that the rhinestone buckle is missing! I bet my little girl has swiped it!


  1. It's lovely!

    (Although I can't believe you thought I would lie to you. LOL)

  2. Hi Peta,

    I love your little tree, so cute! Good on you getting creative!

    Siobhan :)

  3. Peta it looks lovely. It is funny how sometimes these 'little projects' that we think will take no time at all are sooo... time consuming. The finished tree is so worth all the effort you put in. It looks fabulous.

  4. I love it Peta! You did an awesome job and the colors you chose are perfect!


  5. Peta, that was well worth the time and money spent, it looks gorgeous. Plus a wonderful decoration to bring out year after year and hand down to the kids (who sound like they have some of it already lol!)
    Alicia ~ time worn style

  6. A pretty sparkly creation Peta! I love it. I have two little styrofoam trees waiting for me to decorate up, been slow getting started! Yours is very pretty!
    Thank you for sharing!

  7. Peta,

    I think it's very pretty. Nice pics of your boyfriend! :-)

  8. It's so pretty! Well worth all the effort and expense!
    Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

  9. It's the best, love it!!!

  10. Well done Peta, it's so sparkly and beautiful, I envy your patience!

  11. You are getting very creative Miss have you got your five xmas trees up miss or have you added to that figure lol? Mel xxx

  12. HOW sweet is this tree?? :) chris

  13. What a pretty tree! All those buttons and beads and th like!
    Melissa xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  14. Anonymous12:28 PM

    Is the tree for sale?..:)

  15. Sorry, no, it took way too long to make so I don't think I will be doing that again!

  16. Anonymous4:04 AM

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