Day 16: Bring out the Buttons

 

Image from marthastewart.com

Got buttons? There’s no end to the Christmas crafts your family can create with these colorful thing-a-ma-jigs just waiting to be put to good use.

Start with this fab idea for teens and tweens from the craft queen herself, Martha Stewart. You gotta love the button on a string used in place of bows (but remember, if you’ve got little ones, buttons are a big risk!)

 

Image from marthastewart.com

 

While you’re checking out Martha’s magnificent directions for that craft (linked above), your older children might also enjoy making these snowman cards out of buttons.

image by michellephilippi.com

Or, try Michelle Philippi’s colorful button card for a simpler take on the idea. This makes me happy just looking at it!

Here’s one the younger kids can do (with supervision). Simply thread a thin chenille stem through large-holed buttons and shape it into a wreath for your tree.

 

Steadier hands might want to try these button ornaments. While snowman button ornaments were found all over the web, leave it to Martha Stewart to give us directions for even more buttoned-up friends. This is a no fail craft that takes only pipe cleaners and buttons. Great for young and old, but again…please supervise young children when using buttons.

Or try these stunning ornaments (would make excellent gifts!). Believe it or not, all you need is pins, buttons, a ribbon, and a styrofoam ball. But don’t they look lovely?

image from leslieashe.blogspot.com

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