I can now cross off another project off my “can I make this” list of projects from my Pinterest Page! It’s a little bit of whimsy button art. I’ve seen these wire button tree sculptures everywhere and needed to attempt to create my own. Easy? just a bit – it’s alot of twisting of wire but the outcome will make you smile!
So lets begin with the basics, MATERIALS:
NEW Favorite Findings Assorted Flower Buttons
24 guage wire; wire cutters; small spool of thread
Our NEW Favorite Findings Blooms Buttons come in an assortment of colors – Yellow, Pink, Red, Purple, Lime, White, Midnight and Blue
1. Pre-cut your wire to 24 inches in length. for this project you will need 16 pieces of wire and 16 buttons.
2. you will fold/bend your wire in half and slide the wire thru the button holes (2 holes) and begin twisting (all the way down).
You will repeat this step another 15 times!
3. Once you’ve twisted all your stems, you will separate them into 5 groups : 4 groups will have 3 stems each, and one group will have 4 (this will be your center group. See photo below…
4. Working with your group of 4 stems – stagger these stems and begin twisting….don’t attempt to form your stems you have some more twising to do!
Repeat the above step to the remaing four groups of three stems.
As you can see from the photo above you will now add your remaining groups to the center wire by twisting each group (remember to lower each group as you go along). This may get a bit difficult to twist since the wires are getting thicker – however be careful there may be wires sticking out you may want to press those into the wire with a flat nose wire.
So at this point you should have something that resembles the above (maybe even better!). You may want to trim off some of the wire from the bottom so that everything is even…
Discard all the excess wire.
Now you’re ready to free form/”sculpt” your branches…bend some up, some down…Happy? Good…
Locate the small spool of thread and insert into the center hole (you may need to cut additional wire from the bottom so it’s not too top heavy).
and there you go…you are now an owner of your own “Button Tree”!
Here is the original Wire Tree that I saw on Pinterest! this tree was designed by kitch & curious…