I used the pics at the link below as my inspiration to make a felt red and green garland for DS's tree this year - paper chain style: http://www.etsy.com/listing/17575419/countdown-garland My version does not have the buttons and I did not do any other sewing but that required to close each loop. My version is really very, very simple compared to the beautiful work of the original, but I still am happy! I am actually debating adding buttons but I would have to purchase them. I think it looks really cute just plain. It was such a simple project to do! I got lots of strips out of each sheet of 8x11 felt and I could work on it while watching TV with DH. I can't wait to see how it looks on the tree this year!