WELL apparantly it is National Button Day today!!! (So says the internet LOL.) If this is true, and even if it’s not, I have to celebrate by sharing a button craft!
I am so anxious to start decorating for Christmas, but my hubby is forbidding it until December- I’ve had a few way-too-early decorating years, and by the time December 25th came along, it had lost a bit of it’s magic.
Well, I may not be decorating, but I AM orggganizing my decorations!!!
And while I’m at it, I might as well MAKE some decorations >:)
This is a box of decorations that I bought from Michaels last year after Christmas. I’ve never actually done Boxing Day shopping or Christmas discount shopping before! But last year I was so sick between Christmas and New Year’s that I wasn’t able to visit family right away like I normally do. So I had some spare time on my hands and went shopping! These decorations cost between 10 and 60 cents. I packed them away and have been waiting patiently to see them again ever since!
So, in the spirit of National Button Day (aka every day around here!) I got out some Christmassy buttons! (Pardon the hair ties- you will see what THOSE turned into on Monday morning.)
I decided to make some really quick buttonized decorations, using these plastic balls:
Let’s get to work!
Step 1: Using hot glue, stick a button right on the bottom of your glastic (heh) ball.
Step 2: Continue glueing different sized buttons all over your ornament. You can do a lot or a little, it’s up to you. I put these ones on fairly sparse because
I am lazy I like the look.
Step 3: Keep gluing buttons on until they are evenly distributed over the ball.
Step 4: Get yourself some ribbon, and use it to make little bows to attach to the top of the ornament.
After you put a bow on, use either another piece of ribbon, or a wire ornament hanger to make the ball hang-able. Now these baby’s are ready to display!
Since I wasn’t allowed to decorate, I settled and just stored them:
Yes, they are just being stored there… they aren’t decorating anything… just taking up space until I start decorating on December first.
How cute are these?!?!?!
Get out of my shot with your ‘turtle’ ornament, Captain! I am trying to take a perfectly good photo!
Oh, now another one is up to no good:
These ornaments are so beautiful they were the inspiration my 18 month old needed to start climbing onto tables.
Anyways- MAKE THESE!!!
That is all.
Happy National Button Day!