10 Projects to Button Up Your Christmas Tree

Christmas Button Projects

10 Projects to Button Up Your Christmas Tree

Get out the button box and get your Christmas tree craft on! You can make button ornaments, button garlands or little button trees that are super cute and super easy. Lots of kid-friendly activities here, too.

If you don’t have a button collection, check out thrift stores, creative reuse centers and flea markets for undiscovered treasures. And dollar stores often have bargain packages of brightly-colored buttons. Button up, Buttercup!


Red and green are traditional Christmas colors, but you don’t have to stop there – buttons come in all colors! Make cute Button Topiaries that work with your Christmas colors – whatever they are! Gotta Love DIY shows you how.

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Christmas Button Projects

Just a few buttons? That’s okay. You can still make Cinnamon Stick Tree Ornaments to brighten your home. Crafts Unleashed has great instructions for this easy craft. My local warehouse store sells cinnamon sticks in bulk around the holidays – maybe yours does, too!

Christmas tree ornaments made with buttons

Button snowflake ornaments

What would a collection of Christmas crafts be without a Popsicle stick project? Sort out your white and off-white buttons to make a Snowflake Ornament like this one from Crafts for All Seasons. The only other thing you need is glue, so this is a super easy project!


Embroidery hoop art is so hot now and your piece is ready for hanging with its built-in frame! Julie Rose Party Co. shows you how to make a happy Embroidery Hoop Button Tree. Use an outline stitch (chain stitch, running stitch, backstitch, stem stitch) for the tree, then decorate your tree with cheerful buttons!

Button embroidery treen

No room for a full-size Christmas tree? No problem! Make a Framed Button Box Christmas Tree so you’ll be ready to greet the season! Organized Clutters take a variety of materials and puts them together like they were just meant to be. Then with a little tree on the wall, you have more room for presents!

Button Tree Picture

No room for a full-size Christmas tree? No problem! Make a Framed Button Box Christmas Tree so you’ll be ready to greet the season! Organized Clutters take a variety of materials and puts them together like they were just meant to be. Then with a little tree on the wall, you have more room for presents!

Button Box Christmas Tree

So, here’s the story: the Netflix binge is there just to keep you company while you string up a colorful Button Garland. So enjoy your movies while you make a colorful garland. Then visit The Magic Onions for great tips to make this project easy and kid-friendly.

Button garland for tree

Now I know what to do with all those extra shirt buttons! The Framed Ivory Button Tree lets me dream of a white Christmas and I don’t have to shovel the sidewalk! Redheads Craft More Fun uses vintage buttons, scrapbook paper for the background, Scrabble tiles for the message,then adds a repurposed frame to tie it all together.

ivory button framed christmas tree

For the gardener in your life – make a button-covered Recycled Rake Tree like this one from Totally Green Crafts! The retired rake has already done the hard work – all you have to do is glue on the buttons. How cute would this be hanging on the front door to greet guests?

Recycled rake with buttons for a tree door decor

Trees, Santas and snowmen for the tree!  Button Ornaments from Speech Room Style are so easy to make – just sort the buttons by size, string them up and they center themselves into cute little trees!

Stacked button christmas ornaments

See all of the DIY Christmas projects on Create Whimsy.


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