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Button Pine Cone Tree

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Have you heard? I am on a quest to make 100 different versions of my miniature pine cone tree!


miniature pine cones glued onto a cone shape

This project is part of this month’s Creative Craft Blog Hop hosted by Celebrate and Decorate. If you are here from Create with Cynthia then Welcome!

This is version number 16 of the miniature pine cone tree. I know, I have a long way to go to get to 100. But there are so many other projects that I have to keep doing, too! Surely you understand!

I used clear nylon string to string these buttons together from my button collection. I put the string through both holes of the button, going up from the back first, and then down back through again.

If it’s hard to see how I did it, go to my Conversation heart garland for a better look.

closeup of button garland

Tree Topper

The topper for my Button tree is made with three pieces of different colored felt…. but I didn’t make it! It was a gift from my cousin’s wife. She sewed the button on to all three pieces of felt at the same time, making this a cute and easy topper to duplicate if you wish!

Button and Felt tree topper

Let’s talk buttons. I used buttons from my life long button collection, so I didn’t need to purchase anything for this craft! Do you have a button collection? The way I began my collection is this: When a piece of clothing was worn out, we never threw it away. We cut it up to use for rags. The rags were used when working on greasy things, like car parts. Rough buttons are not something you want on a rag, so we cut the buttons off…. and saved them! Talk about recycling….. we were doing it before there were programs for it!

Now you know how to start a button collection. You can also keep an eye out for buttons at yard sales or thrift stores. Once you have a good sized collection, there are all sorts of things you can create with buttons. There are some ideas on my Button Pinterest board, below.


Button Pine Cone Tree

While I do have more ideas how to decorate this little tree, I am certainly open to suggestions. I would love to hear your ideas! (I think I need to decorate one in honor of the current national coin shortage….)

The rest of my friends’ crafty ideas can be found at the end of this post. If you are visiting everyone in order, then My Thrift Store Addiction is up next.

You can see all of the other Pine Cone Tree versions in the collage below.

Below are everyone else’s crafty ideas!

Celebrate And Decorate | Design Morsels | Calypso in the Country

Zucchini Sisters | My Hubbard Home | Birdz of a Feather

Decorate & More with Tip | Our Crafty Mom | The Painted Apron

Home Is Where The Boat Is | Purple Hues And Me | Sustain My Craft Habit

Chas’ Crazy Creations | Bluesky At Home | Create With Cynthia

B4 and Afters | My Thrift Store Addiction

Button Pine Cone Tree graphic for Pinterest

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  1. Liberty, I love crafting with buttons! I can never pass them up when out thrifting, so I’ve amassed quite a collection. Your pinecone tree looks so cute decked out in buttons. I can’t wait to see your next 84 creative pinecone trees! It was fun crafting with you again!

  2. How fun to decorate the pinecone tree. I love seeing all the other versions and look forward to seeing more. 100 will really keep you busy. So fun hopping with you.

  3. You are certainly a woman on a mission! I look forward to seeing what you come up with next for your little pine cone tree! Thanks for hopping with us!

    1. Thank you, Chloe. I really need to write down my ideas, because I have them, I forget, I have ideas, I forget them…. hmm… must be getting older…

  4. Having a little tree out to decorate for each holiday or season is a great idea. I have a ton of white/cream colored buttons that would be perfect for this. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  5. It’s so much fun to have a seasonal tree to decorate for any occasion! Your basic pine cone tree is brilliant and it looks “cute as a button” today! Very clever and creative! I remember seeing the TP tree when the virus started, hilarious!

  6. I love how you have so much fun with this pine cone tree. I have loved watching it’s journey. Looks amazing, great tutorial, thanks for sharing, and wonderful crafting with you friend.

  7. You are the ultimate pine cone tree decorator. Liberty! How creative! I’m sure you’ve realized the possibilities are unlimited! When you’re finished, maybe you should title a post: one thousand and one ways to decorate a pine cone tree! Lol! Seriously, though, they all look quite adorable and cute!

  8. Cute idea Liberty! I think it’s perfect as-is. Your toilet paper version is hysterical! Where will you get pine cones to make 84 more?

  9. Wow you are quite the tree maker, even one for July 4th, that’s impressive. I love it! It wouldn’t be the same without all of those unique buttons though. It’s nice that you are finding such creative ways to use them. Thanks for taking part in the hop!

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