Thursday, December 19, 2013

Stacked Button Christmas Tree Ornaments


Each Sunday of Advent we have planned a family activity.  Homemade ornament making was something that the kids and I really enjoyed this month.   Some of the ornaments turned out to be more durable than others, and these button ornaments are ones that I hope to keep around for a while.

Stacked button tree ornaments would also make cute teacher gifts or package decorations.  We've still got quite a bit of packages left to wrap, and I'd love to make a few more of these to add to our teacher gifts.  How about you?  Do you wrap your presents early or wait until it's closer to Christmas?


 Materials Used:
  • Assorted buttons (ours were from the dollar store)
  • String, dental floss, or embroidery floss.
  • Beads
  • Hot glue and glue gun, or craft glue, optional

Directions:


  1. Stack buttons, starting with the largest at the bottom and top with a sparkly bead on top.  
  2. Thread string through two of the holes of each button, separating the buttons as needed.  Tie a loop at the top of the string.
  3. Glue on seed beads for additional colors if desired.










I'm sharing this at Show and Tell Saturday and more.

5 comments:

amy said...

I really love that little green button Christmas tree ornament! So adorable, but I'm a sucker for all things "mini". Please stop by our Link It or Lump It party and share with everyone!

http://www.delineateyourdwelling.com/2013/12/link-it-or-lump-it-party-18.html

Aiming4Simple said...

Thanks for the invite!!

Diana Petrillo said...

I think this is my favorite Christmas post of this season--so simple and charming. Thanks for passing the idea on :) Christmas Blessings, Diana

Aiming4Simple said...

Thanks, Diana! Merry Christmas to you!

quiltykanuck said...

Oh! That is just SO adorable!!!! Must steal and pin for next year!