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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Buttons and Bows Tree

I got out the Christmas decorations last week and decorated the apartment for the holiday.
We have a shelf outside our door which I decorate too. 
This year I felt the urge to make something to go on that shelf so did just that.

From Michaels I purchased the tree base and a hot glue gun.  Didn't bring any of the ones I had with me when we moved.



I had a box of buttons 


and ribbon that I tied into bows.


I sorted out the buttons to use,


and glued them to the bows, and then to the tree branches.


Here's the shelf decorated.


Can't claim to have made the doll or pillow but I did make the chalkboard Joy to the World sign years ago, but not as long ago as the wreath on our door.  I made that 44 years ago!


4 comments:

Bonnie K said...

I love it! What a great idea with the buttons and bows. Thanks for sharing.

Elaine said...

I love that wreath, a real family treasure. The shelf looks very nicely festive with your lovely decorations.

Margaret Adamson said...

Good use of old buttons and lovey decorations

Tom said...

...a wonderful folksy tree.

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