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Upcycle-Turn a branch into handmade buttons

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When my daughter and her husband moved into their new house, they trimmed a branch that was hanging over the sidewalk.

I brought the branch home and let it dry out for a few months.

 Photo by Noreen Crone-Findlay copyright.

Photo by Noreen Crone-Findlay copyright.

I trimmed the small stickie outie bits off….

 Photo by Noreen Crone-Findlay copyright.

Photo by Noreen Crone-Findlay copyright.

And carefully sliced pieces off the branch. The pine wood smelled wonderful!

 Photo by Noreen Crone-Findlay copyright.

Photo by Noreen Crone-Findlay copyright.

Then drilled holes

 Photo by Noreen Crone-Findlay copyright.

Photo by Noreen Crone-Findlay copyright.

Voila! Handmade wooden buttons- they need to be waxed or varnished…

perhaps embellished with a little woodburning or paint first?

Hmmmm….. my son trimmed the apple trees…. perhaps I should make some apple wood buttons…..