Button Tree Pendant

by Glenda Marklew

Use wire and buttons to create a cute holiday pendant.


  • Craft pliers - round nose and flat
  • Craft wire cutters
  • Head or eye pins (2), 2 inches long or more
  • 4mm brown beads (2)
  • 5mm clear beads (8-10)
  • 5-6 green buttons, ranging in size from large to small
  • Gold bead, star or flower shaped


  1. Step 1

    Place a brown bead onto each wire post.

  2. Step 2

    Add the largest button. (If the buttons have 4 holes, thread the wires through opposite holes.)

  3. Step 3

    Add a clear bead to each wire post.

  4. Step 4

    Repeat steps 2 and 3 three times more. Complete by adding the smallest button.

  5. Step 5

    Holding one wire post securely with pliers, using your remaining fingers to keep the buttons still. Wind the other wire post around the first one using the long nosed pliers.

    This is a tricky process but works best when the buttons are held very firmly.

  6. Step 6

    Use the wire cutters to cut off the excess wire as close to the first post as possible.

  7. Step 7

    Add the gold bead, star or flower to the wire.

  8. Step 8

    Using both sets of long nose pliers, fold the wire over half way up the exposed section.

  9. Step 9

    Bend the wire down to form a loop.

  10. Step 10

    Use the finished tree to decorate a gift, as a miniature ornament, or as a jewelry pendant.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Button Tree Pendant. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

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So adorable! Thank you, Glenda!
Sharon Madson  |  Sun Nov 8, 2015 at 7:54 AM
This is the sweetest little thing! I love the idea of putting it on a gift. Thank you for sharing this.
Nicole Steele  |  Sun Nov 8, 2015 at 11:14 AM
This is a fabulous idea, and what a great tutorial - both in the step-by-step by Glenda and in Dina's video! Wonderful, and thanks!
CherylQuilts  |  Sun Nov 8, 2015 at 11:33 AM
Super cute!! Thanks so much for the fun tutorial. I knew my bobs and buttons would find a purpose one day...and the jewelry making tools.
Susie Williams  |  Sun Nov 8, 2015 at 11:32 PM
Cute! Thanks for sharing Dina!
Susanne Gleason  |  Mon Nov 9, 2015 at 2:02 PM

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