"Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life - well, valuable, but small - and sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it, or because I haven't been brave?" - Kathleen Kelly (You've Got Mail)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Button Tree

Yesterday evening I was home with just Margot, she had been fed and finally went down for the night and I was in the mood to create something! I'm too loud in the kitchen and didn't want to wake her up so baking something was out of the question. Then I remembered our dogs recently demolished a tree in our backyard and the branches were sitting outside next to the trash can because they wouldn't fit into it. So I went out, broke a small branch off and brought it inside!

As you know, I love buttons and I love trees....so after staring at the branch for a while, I decided to make a button tree! I got a glass planter (India, if you're reading this you'll recognize it! Sorry I killed your plant!) which was still filled with soil and I stuck the tree branch down in it so it stood up straight. Then I dug though my button collection and picked out some old vintage ones. I tied the buttons to a piece of black thread, then tied each thread to the branch tips. And there you have it! A button tree! Simple, but I really like it.


  1. Wow! The impossible -to- kill- plant, has been killed. Impressive, really. So glad to be a part of your creative spurt. Very cool.

  2. I saw this when I was at your house last and specifically thought, "I love that." Now I wish I'd said something - I had no idea you'd made it!