50 Button Crafts: idea #37 – button tree quiet bin

button tree quiet bin from HandsOnAsWeGrow.com

Got a box or jar full of buttons carefully saved by your mother or grandmother? For 2015 I’m in search of great ways to put those buttons to use. Here is this week’s idea:

Here is a change of pace idea for the preschoolers in your life from HandsOnAsWeGrow.com. If you have lots of buttons with no real provenance to go with them, this idea might be just the thing for you. Most of us have heard of quiet books well this is a quiet bin. The basic idea is a bunch of buttons and some simple pipe cleaner trees for the little one to thread the buttons onto. Here is the original post with more specific instructions on HandsOnAsWeGrow.com.

from HandsOnAsWeGrow.com

It would be a good idea to document where the buttons for your project came from and any relevant stories or information about that person or family. If you are looking for more button crafts, check out my Pinterest board.

Christmas From A to Z: book

When I made the Christmas from A to Z candy sculpture two years ago, the idea I had was to use it as illustrations for a children’s book. This year the tree is being donated to Festival of Trees to be sold to raise money for Primary Children’s Hospital. I want to have a copy of the book to go with the tree so pushed this week to get it finished and yeah, I finally got it done! Clink the link below to see a preview. For some reason I can’t get the preview to embed properly.