Need and ornament for a gift, package topper or an ornament exchange? Why not make your own this year. Button Ornaments are a great and inexpensive solution. I made a few dozen while catching up on my favorite tv shows. The buttons I used come in a great storage jar that also makes it easy to craft on the go. For me on the go is not in my crafting cave. I also made a cute wreath using green and red buttons. Stop by http://365daysofcrafts.com after Halloween to check it out.
To make this cute and simple snowman you will need:
a wire cutter
14-20 guage wire. approx. 24 inches
one orange bead ( barrel or bicone)
two brown or black beads for mittens
Various size black buttons (5- 8)
White buttons ( 18-26)
I used buttons from a jar in the Portrait Collection
Cut a 12 in piece of wire. Make a loop or add a crimp bead at the bottom. Stack white buttons on to desired height. Wrap a six inch piece of wire around to form arms. Attach beads for mittens and cut off any excess. Cut off a3 inch piece of wire and attach orange bead as the nose. Stack on more white buttons and then add largest black button to form brim of hat. Stack on more black buttons to make hat. Use the remaining wire to form a loop as shown.
Tada! A snowman button ornament. If you would like to see more of my work please visit http://365daysofcrafts.com