Display These for Christmas or All Winter Long!
Most quilters we know have a collection of buttons stashed away. They may be buttons handed down from moms and grandmoms, buttons leftover from other projects or buttons purchased just because.
Whatever the source, here’s a lovely ornament to make from those buttons you probably already have. It’s super easy to do, too. Simply glue buttons to a support and add a string for hanging. Pearly buttons give each ornament an elegant look, perfect for giving and for hanging on your tree or around the house.
We found two tutorials for snowflake button ornaments. They are similar but details vary. You may want to read through both and decide which method works best for you.
The first, from The Thrifty Ginger, recommends wooden coffee stirrers for the backing. A hot glue gun makes quick work of creating the snowflake shaped support and affixing the buttons.
The second tutorial, from Crafts for All Seasons, uses wooden craft sticks. The designer prefers matching up the buttons from side to side for a symmetrical look, rather than the free form approach used in the first tutorial.
However you choose to configure your buttons, these snowflakes are a great family project and you’ll enjoy the ornaments for winters to come.
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