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Button Up Some Christmas Ornaments with Laura from Pet Scribbles!

Christmas Ornaments with Buttons

Laura here from Pet Scribbles, sharing an easy way to dress up those wood cutouts you see at all the craft stores:

Use some fabulous buttons! (Of course, right?)

I made this large 25 in honor of December the 25th, and I’ll show you just how easy it is to make your own!

It all starts with wood cutouts of your choice. I picked up these, which were already painted white:

Christmas Ornaments with Buttons

I painted the edges of each number with red glitter paint, and set them to dry on some recycled jar lids overnight.

Christmas Ornaments with Buttons

The next morning was the super-fun part: playing with the gorgeous buttons in the Laura Kelly Traditional Christmas Mix from Buttons Galore & More!

Christmas Ornaments with Buttons

Check out these beauties up close!

Christmas Ornaments with Buttons

To make easy work of attaching many buttons to wood (and to each other), I use Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue.

Christmas Ornaments with Buttons

After applying the glue to the back of each button, just set in place and hold it there for a few seconds to set.

I began with some of the largest buttons first, then filled in with smaller buttons down to the tiniest (and totally adorable) sizes. And in some cases, I layered buttons on top of each other, for more texture and interest.

Christmas Ornaments with Buttons

Once finished, I added some red tulle around the number 5 as a scarf, keeping with the cozy idea of Christmas Day.

Christmas Ornaments with Buttons

These wood cutouts are great to have on your Christmas tree, on a wreath, or maybe as shelf sitters.

Christmas Ornaments with Buttons

I think what makes these ornaments look so fun is the different styles, colors, shapes, sizes and textures of the buttons in the Laura Kelly Traditional Mix. There are buttons that are shiny, metallic, pearl, flat (no sheen), square, round, solid, and I could go on describing them for days. I even found buttons that had some glitter-like dazzle on them!

Supplies used:
Wood numbers
Red glitter paint
Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue
Laura Kelly Traditional Christmas Mix buttons

Thanks so much to Buttons Galore & More for inviting me to guest post here today!

Stop by my blog Pet Scribbles to see more button crafts and holiday inspiration!

~Laura

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