Thursday, December 13, 2012

happy holiday button trees

I had some girlfriends over this past weekend for a little crafting party, and take a look at this cute project we worked on - Christmas Button Trees! They were so easy and fun to make. All you need are some holiday fabric scraps, buttons, and embroidery floss to make your very own.

Here's mine all stitched and ready to be framed...


This was our prototype that Lorrie completed last year and gave to a good friend. The pattern comes from a 2011 Better Homes and Gardens magazine called "Holiday Crafts", and the finished tree fits in a frame with an 8" x 10" opening. Lorrie purchased a white frame from a local craft store and painted and distressed it to showcase her beautiful work.


We each put our own personality into our individual projects, and they all turned out beautiful! Here is Wendy's glammed-up tree on a dramatic black print background...


Kelly's traditional red and green tree - she put a bird on it! And she chose a different embroidered message to personalize it even more...


Andrea's whimsical snowman-topped tree...


And Paige's red batik tree complete with bling and garland!


Lorrie also made a new tree to keep for herself this year - can you believe all those buttons?! I love her "Swell Noel" embroidery!


Here we are hard at work at my kitchen table...


Dixie is under the table hoping for dropped food, but she only got stray buttons and fabric scraps!


The mess necessary for creativity...


Of course we had to partake in some festive holiday beverages! These pretty drinks are Poinsettias - roughly equal parts Prosecco and cranberry juice - a little bit of pink bubbly cheer...


An hors d'oeuvres potluck to keep us sustained during our hours of crafting...


And the best for last - a delicious red velvet cake from Lorrie...



Such fun to spend a December weekend day with these great girls! I hope you are all able to spend some time with friends during this busy time of year :)

4 comments:

  1. That looks like so much fun! Merry Christmas!

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  2. What fun to have a group of crafty friends! Merry Christmas!

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  3. these are fantastic, what a great idea!

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