Acrylic and Wood button trees

Making about 120 of these. Halfway done. Hoping to sell them all at the upcoming event. Was inspired by people making these from regular buttons.


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Not having to search through 1000 buttons to find the ~10 that are the right sizes for your tree FTW!

Very cute, I hope you sell lots :slight_smile:

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Haha right though? And I can fit 30 trees worth of circles on one sheet of acrylic. Thank you!!

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This just gave me a great idea! Not really on the same topic but using the acrylic rings. Thanks for sharing this.

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Would love to see it when you make it C:

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I really love this colorful forest!

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Thank you! They are a bit of a pain but fun in the end haha.

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Awesome Idea! Great keychain idea as well!

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Hmm I wonder how small I can make these now…

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Heh heh—I’ve had that button tree idea pinned on my Pinterest board for awhile, but your idea of making the buttons out of acrylic is truly inspired!

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Oh thank you!

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I wouldn’t go any smaller than the ring being the thickness of the material. But you can get pretty small and use Paracord to string them.

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I see a challenge in the horizons xD fishing wire is a possibility haha.

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I guess if you used anything over 100lb weight it would be cool.

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What a great idea!

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Many thanks C:

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Very nice. How big are they overall, wondering if something like this could translate into earrings?

Thanks

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seems like this would also be a great way to use up small acrylic scrap pieces.

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You can back into the size pretty easily if you make a well educated assumption. If the layers are 1/8” and there appear to be 11 layers, it’s there for 11/8” tall or about 1.375”.

Now you can eyeball (or even get out a ruler and measure) the height to width ratio and you see that it’s about as wide as it is tall, so I’m guessing overall width is right about 1.1”, not less than 1” and not more than 1.375”.

It’s hard to get it more accurate than that without doing more in depth math and true measuring.

Or we can wait for @crkjelstrom to tell us :slight_smile:

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@shop they are! But I cut these out of full sheets as well. The wood buttons were from scrap maple though so that was really nice to finally use those up haha.

@dhaykus just as @evansd2 said, these are from 1/8" materials. So they are 1.375" tall not including the ribbon. They are remarkably hefty too so I wouldn’t recommended this size for earrings. Maybe if done smaller circles or less layers. I don’t know the width exactly, right now. I plan to share the file for one tree later today so keep an eye out for it.

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