Button Trees Keith and I made these together :] They're similar to the Mistletoe, but even prettier :] How to Make: 1) You need a styrofoam cone (any size), straight pins(with balls), and lots of buttons :) I used MOP buttons (Mother of Pearl); they're megamazing :) 2) Start at the bottom with a circle around the base and work your way up and around. 3) I used 2 colors of pins (white and teal) so that it wasn't too much teal :) 4) I layered over the gaps along the way; but you can also do it at the end. 5) Keith did his a different way. I'm not sure how to explain that way... but it turned out really cute and leafy looking :) Tom helped him :] 6) Once you've reached the top, layer a few buttons and vertically pin them into the top of your tree :] A few tips: - If your pins are long, make sure you don't poke them thru and stab yourself and have to go to the hospital. I told you so. As I got closer to the top, I tried to angle the pins downwards. - I think I used about 400+ pins on the MOP one above... Stock up :] - To get a tight tree, gently squeeze the tree once in a while along the way :] - At the end, if styrofoam is showing at the bottom of your tree, turn it upside down and just kinda push the styrofoam edges towards the middle. It'll re-form like a schoolgirl :) - These would make insane centerpieces at a wedding and a new weapon in the game of Clue. Now you're done! And if you're like me, you wanna make a Forest of Button Trees!