Tag Archives: Christmas Tree Decorations

Button Christmas Tree Tutorial

Try making this beautiful Button Christmas Tree ornament.
Simple and festive.

I made these last year after I’d seen them online so often but never got round to making them. I’m glad I did because they’re so cute!

Make yours in only ten easy steps…

Button Christmas Trees - The Last Krystallos

1. Collect an assortment of different sized green and brown buttons and some thin gauge craft wire.

Button Christmas Tree Tutorial © Lisa Shambrook

2. Jewellery odds and ends, tiny beads, or sequins make excellent decorations for the top of the tree.

Button Christmas Tree Tutorial © Lisa Shambrook

3. Arrange four small brown buttons for the trunk and about 9 green buttons for the tree. Cut a length of wire.

Button Christmas Tree Tutorial © Lisa Shambrook

4. Double over the wire and thread the trunk buttons first.

Button Christmas Tree Tutorial © Lisa Shambrook

5. Then thread the green tree buttons largest to smallest. Remember thread through holes opposite as shown not beside each other.

Button Christmas Tree Tutorial © Lisa Shambrook

6. Thread largest through to smallest buttons.

Button Christmas Tree Tutorial © Lisa Shambrook

7. Your basic Christmas tree....

Button Christmas Tree Tutorial © Lisa Shambrook

8. Add a tiny bead or a sequin as a top of the tree decoration.

Button Christmas Tree Tutorial © Lisa Shambrook

9. Add a sequin, bead, old earring back, or odd piece of jewellery as a topper.

Button Christmas Tree Tutorial © Lisa Shambrook

10. Twist the ends of the wire together so you can hang the ornament.

Button Christmas Tree Tutorial © Lisa Shambrook

11. Hang your Button Christmas Tree on your Christmas tree

Button Christmas Tree Tutorial © Lisa Shambrook

Have an amazing Christmas!

Steampunk Christmas Tree Bauble

Photograph by Lisa Shambrook & Instagram 
(If you use these pictures please link back to this post, thank you.)

Still enjoying a writing hiatus and catching up with some crafting ideas… Rather consumed with Steampunk right now, and wanted a steampunk bauble for the Christmas tree, but couldn’t find one, so made my own:

1. Find (or buy) a single Christmas Bauble. Mine was 49p for 3 at my local garden centre. Stick with gold, silver, chrome, brown or neutral colours.

2. Using tweezers and superglue or another strong glue (Glue gun is too messy) add cogs, gears etc. I bought a small packet of old watch mechanisms for a couple of pounds on Ebay.
3. It helps with precision to place the bauble in an egg cup as you work.
4. Add a ribbon to hang it with.
All Photos by Lisa Shambrook 
(If you use these pictures please link back to this post, thank you)

And there you are, a Steampunk Christmas Tree bauble…

Button Snowflake…

Well…not long ’til Christmas and this year I wanted to try a few crafts, so here’s the first…
Last year I saw a picture on
of a Button Snowflake Christmas Tree Decoration and I loved it, so this is mine…
You’ll need:
4 lollipop sticks…I tried to find plain, normal size sticks, but could only find coloured, so I painted mine white with acrylics…then I found some oversize craft lollipop sticks and used them for a second snowflake.
Hot Glue gun or strong craft glue.
Ribbon for hanging.
Buttons…of your choice. I found some lovely unusual buttons from my local haberdashery store, from 5p each…
Glue the sticks in a star shape and glue a loop of ribbon at the top to hang the decoration from.
Then comes the fun part…glue on buttons…
I made a larger star with the oversize sticks using blue-hue buttons for a frosty snowflake, and a smaller one using white buttons…
I love this Snowflake…and it’s so easy I’m planning to use a variation of it for an activity at the end of this month with a youth group at our church youth night! 
Go on…have a go…choose your buttons…or add sequins, glitter, whatever you want!