How to make christmas tree decorations with buttons?

How to make christmas tree decorations with buttons?

Create your own special Christmas tree ornaments using buttons and a few common craft supplies.  Decorate your tree or give unique ornaments as holiday gifts.  You could make enough for your entire family or for all your office assistants.  Ornaments are also good gifts for shut-ins and are small enough to mail to distant friends as a holiday gift.

Ball Ornaments

Cover a Styrofoam or plastic ball with satin or other festive fabric.  Then use hot glue to attach sparkling buttons in a color that coordinates.  Red and green are traditional for Christmas, but you could choose to decorate your tree with all white or with metallic silvers and golds instead.  Add beads, ribbon, or glitter as desired.

Wire Ornaments

String shank buttons on jewelry wire and bend it into shapes.  Snowflakes, wreaths, stars and more look shimmering with colorful buttons added to the mix. 

Blue Christmas Button Ornaments.

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how to make christmas tree decorations with buttons

 Garlands of Buttons

button garland

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Instead of popcorn and cranberries, string buttons on colorful ribbon, yarn, or raffia.  Tie knots to space the buttons along the length of the garland, then wrap it around your tree.  Try a mixture of large diamante buttons, bohemian glass buttons, and colorful beads.  You may also wrap a string of buttons around an evergreen garland or wreath.

button christmas garland


Button Add-Ons

Take ornaments you already love and make them look new and fresh by adding decorative buttons.  Sew buttons on Christmas stockings or tree skirts.  Glue small, flat buttons to cardstock to make unique greeting cards or place cards.  Decorate the perimeter of a candle.  Sprinkle sparkly buttons around a table centerpiece.  Buttons add to almost any decoration.

button christmas tree craft

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Decorate Yourself, Too

Buttons can make a pretty pendant suspended from a chain necklace.  They also make great accents when sewn on a Christmas sweater or a holiday dress or apron.  Make buttonholes or button loops and use the decorative buttons as functional buttons, too.
bohemian glass buttons


 buttons and embellishments


Now, you know how to make Christmas tree decorations with buttons.






cute christmas decorations for your bedroom

Sources for Buttons

Decorative buttons may be found at estate sales or in a grandmother’s closet.  They can also be found new from suppliers such as Zaza of Canada

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