and slightly elegant–don’t you think? This little Christmas craft is one of the most enjoyable things I’ve done in a while. In fact, it was a bit addicting…so beware!
If you have a moderate stash of random buttons–like I do–you’ll likely end up with a dozen new ornaments in a very short amount of time. I’m talking like 20 minutes or so.
Start with popcicle sticks. The long ones are fine, but I LOVE the little short ones the very best. I found them at JoAnn’s a few months ago, and to tell the truth, I bought them just because they were just so darn cute!
Glue the sticks together in an asterisk shape. The first time around, we only used 3 sticks–but then we went back and added a fourth. They were more snowflakey that way. See for yourself.
Glue buttons on the sticks in whatever color patterns work for you. I used Elmer’s glue because you know how deadly the glue gun is in SOME people’s hands and since I wasn’t actually interested in spending Christmas in the burn unit–I just left the creepy thing alone.
But of course, you can choose for yourself.
Watch out though…
You may just get carried away…
like we did.
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Oh those are so fun! I love them! I need to get me some buttons.
Pretty sure that with each one I saw I thought, “Ooooh, that one is my favorite. No wait, I really like that one. Shoot there’s a white one… I can’t decide!” Glad I don’t have to 😉
Love this idea 🙂
My girls made these earlier this month and loved it. It is a great craft project for the kids!!
We have PLENTY–enough for all of us…
and the cat.
Well you’ll have to decide if I force you to choose one–won’t you? heh, heh, heh.
I hope you try it–it’s wonderfully satisfying.
Reeeeally? We must read the same magazines. You should post a link to their creations. I’d love to see them.
These are so great! Very simple and sweet! Love it!
I love them! I am a new Brownie leader this and the girls will be involved in a Christmas bazaar and these would be great for the girls to make. TFS
Love this alot! I am going to have to get me some buttons!!!!
These are really cute, a neat idea. I just came across a box of buttons I didn’t even know I had. Now I know what to do with them!
I will definately be doing these with my Sunday School class. Great idea!!
I’ve just begun to look for something my grandkids can make for teachers and others for christmas and this looks very promising thank you for posting.