Grubby Button Christmas Tree

Do you know what grubby buttons are?

These are what I call grubby buttons.  Usually metal, some are wood but a lot of the paint is worn off.  I used to make primitive snowmen with these grubby buttons.



I painted two styrofoam cones with acrylic dark gray paint.  One was 6 1/2" and one was 8 1/2" tall.

You have seen button trees on a styrofoam cone, haven't you?  On Pinterest?  I have pinned them.  They are all beautiful, and they use pins with large plastic heads.  I didn't want the plastic head look with worn metal buttons, and I didn't want to glue them on like I did with my Easter button eggs.

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On the button Easter eggs, I used fast set tacky glue.

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Without the plastic pinheads, the pins went right though the holes, so I toed them in on a diagonal.  This worked well, and it went fairly fast.  

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Here are the grubby button trees on Jello mold rings.  

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I dabbed dark gray and platinum acrylic paint on two rusty tin stars for the tree tops.   A vintage aluminum measuring cup holds a grubby snowball.

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Grubby Button Christmas Trees www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
The grubby button trees are in a cubby over my kitchen sink. 
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Rustic grubby button trees!



6 comments:

  1. Love the color and texture these 'grubby' buttons give to these trees. Very cool!

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  2. you always come up with the most fun projects. love the color of those button trees!

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  3. How unique and cool these grubby button trees are!

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  4. I've never heard of grubby buttons, but your trees are so fabulously textural. Super cool!

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  5. Now I know what to call all those buttons I never knew what to do with! Fun tree and Happy Thanksgiving!

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  6. Love your grubby trees, very creative! I haven't visited in awhile. I live rural where our internet service is poor, and I have a difficult time loading up blogs hosting ads. Today my service is good...probably due to the holiday.

    Happy Thanksgiving! Pam

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