Start your Christmas crafting this year with a cute fun, super simple button Christmas ornament. Button crafts are a DIY project that is for all ages. Little Kiddos can pick out the colors or just play with the buttons. Your teens or tweens will surprise you on the beautiful designs. These cute ornaments are perfect as grandparents or teacher gifts. They are super cute Christmas Tree decorations.
Welcome to the 2019 Ornament Exchange Link Party! This is my ornament for the exchange link party.
I have always loved crafting with buttons. My Mother had a button box that was filled with buttons of all shapes, sizes, and colors. There were even a few animal shapes, stars, and trees. As I was thinking back on all the crafts I loved as a kid I remembered that large round tin of beautiful buttons and decided that a button art craft is a project I wanted to share this Christmas.
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Tips and Tricks for Working with DIY Christmas Ornament Button Crafts
- SAFETY: Always supervise little children with small objects. They can be a choking hazard. We all love to do crafts and share skills with our children, but please never leave a small child alone with the buttons or the spray paint.
- Head to the craft store and look at the wood shapes for Christmas. You will find all kinds of shapes from ornaments, snowmen, stars, and trees. Keep in mind that the buttons are round and you want to keep your lines as you decorate.
- Think of the color palette you are using this Christmas or the colors of the people you will be giving the craft to. Grab a lot of different colors so you have lots of options.
- If you are sticking with one color, make sure to get the different intensity of that color to give your craft depth.
- You will also want buttons of different sizes.
- Look for some special buttons, like stars, trees, or reindeer.
- Find a glue that is washable and does not dry too fast.
- You can use hot glue, but not recommended for little ones as they can burn themselves.
- Purchase a ribbon that coordinates with the color of your buttons and matches the shape.
Materials for Christmas Ornament Button Craft
How to make Christmas Button Craft Ornaments
- Make sure you have an area with lots of room. You may want to cover your area with paper or newspaper
- If you are going to spray paint your wooden base, use a deep box and spray the base outside or in the garage. (this should be done by an adult or supervised your teenagers)
- Let the paint dry completely
- Open all the buttons and put in bowls, jars or plastic containers so you can see all the shapes and colors.
- Cover your project with the tacky glue.
- Start with the bottom layer, starting with the largest buttons first.
- Next fill in the space with smaller buttons.
- Next, fill in every small space with the sequences or beads.
- After these layers dry you will want to give your project some dimension with a second layer.
- For the second layer put glue on each button bottom and place it on top of the other buttons.
- Let this layer dry.
- When all the glue is dry, make a loop with the ribbon so the ornament can hang on your Christmas Tree.
It was so much fun to make this cute button ornament for the ornament exchange. This is a fun craft to make with your little ones or to have as a project at church youth group this Christmas. As stated above always supervise small children that might be tempted to put the buttons in their mouth.
I can not wait to see all the other beautiful crafts for the ornament exchange. Head over to the group post to see all the fabulous ideas.