I keep seeing those cute projects where buttons have been laid onto paper in the shape of a Christmas tree. And I want one. Only I got sidetracked! In hunting down enough white buttons, I came across this entire container full of shaped brads. It’s FULL and I never, ever even open it. Well I had one entire drawer full of snowflake brads in several colors, sizes, and styles. Including tons and tons of white! so I decided to do a small scale version of the button project I will someday do (lol) using a Bazzill coaster and some of those brads. I covered the chipboard with Bo Bunny paper, then clipped off the legs of all my brads and glued them on.
I’m having a really sparkle thing going here lately so I decided to bling it up and sprayed it with Glimmer Mists. Of course it wasn’t sparkly ENOUGH yet (plus the mist doesn’t stick really well to those brads) so I went back over and added Stickles to everything (snowflakes, chipboard “trunk” and around the edges of the coaster itself). A couple of holes with the Crop-a-dile and some ribbon to hang it (which I will probably change out and shorten) and I decided that was enough. Simple and sparkly – love that combination!
Trust me – this shines like nobody’s business, especially since I found it a location in front of some lights on the tree! While I still want a button tree, this was a fun little compromise to tide me over (still haven’t found my white buttons, lol).