During my recent jury duty I worked on this button tree pillow while in the waiting room.
I sewed the buttons onto the linen at the courthouse, and then added the trunk and pillow back at home. (I found the printed cotton from a rummage sale years ago).
I slipped the cover over a pillow I already had and hand-stitched the bottom closed.
I got the idea from BHG.com.
I think the BHG one is really nice because the tree is fuller, but that was way more buttons than I wanted to sew on by hand. Plus, I only had a certain number of green buttons.
I wanted mine to look like an apple tree so I mixed in some red buttons. Here’s a close-up!
And a side view.
I already had all the materials on hand so hooray for using up more stuff from my craft supplies stash!