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.
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.
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.
Garlands of Buttons
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.
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.
Decorate Yourself, Too
Now, you know how to make Christmas tree decorations with buttons.
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.