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Friday, December 7, 2012

Giveaway Winner And More Info On The Button Tree

Number 18 was the chosen random comment winner…drum roll please….and it so happens to be the sweet Olive from Olive Out.  Please visit her lovely blog if you haven’t done so.


She will receive all of the goodies pictured above.  Thanks to all those who entered and left a sweet comment.   Congrats to Olive!


From my Handmade Holidays post yesterday, most of the comments were about the super awesome cone tree.  I  know.  It’s soooo cool.  It looks like a high-end décor item.


I thought I’d give you a little more detail for those who might want to make one.


It’s white styrofoam base is 18.5” tall and it’s 22.5” to the top of the decorative finial.  The base diameter is 5”.


I tried to get some close-ups to show you how amazing it is.  It has great textural appeal and is dimensional the way the buttons are layered.


Remember…..I found this in a booth with handmade crafts at an antique mall.   I grabbed it the moment I saw it a couple years ago.  There weren’t any other button cone trees in the booth.   This is why we spend countless hours treasure hunting and combing antique and flea markets….you never know what you might find.  Right?



I wish I could credit myself for designing this, but I can’t.  I have NO idea how many buttons were hot glued to this cone.  I know there are a lot.  And a lot of mother-of-pearl for a nice iridescent sheen.  The stand-out buttons are rhinestone, crystal, and glass which add just the right amount of sparkle.


Good luck to any of you who try this project.  I bet it would look good with all red buttons, or green buttons, or blue buttons…you get the idea.


I’d love to see your results.

Merry Christmas,



Unknown said...

Congrats Olive! Adorable find Kim. That is really one of a kind!

chateau chic said...

I'm so happy for Olive! Your button tree is beautiful. The other day I saw a cone tree made out of vintage rhinestone jewelry. Same idea I think.
Mary Alice

Maureen Wyatt said...

I really did want to win that prize but I'll give up graciously since it was Olive that won! I am going to try my hand at that button tree.

Deserae said...

Congratulations to Olive :o)
I absolutely adore your little button cone tree!!!! I just might have to make a few of these?!?!? Thanks so much for sharing the details :o)

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Congrats to Olive. She's such a sweetheart.

Susan said...

Congratulations to Olive!
Kim I love the cone tree! It is unique and you are right it looks very high end! It is gorgeous!!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Congrats to Olive on this awesome win!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Congrats to Olive!

NanaDiana said...

Congrats to Olive. I LOVE those button trees- they are just darling- xo Diana

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Congrats to Olive on her win! The button trees truly are adorable. Maybe I can bribe my girls to make one, during a Grey's Anatomy marathon...ha!

Olive said...

Hi Kim, I am so thankful to win this beautiful and thoughtful giveaway. That button tree is pretty. I have emailed you. xo, Olive

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Kim, The button tree is fabulous! Congrats to Olive.

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