Better Budgeting: Homemade Christmas Ornaments: Gold Buttons

Homemade Christmas Ornaments: Gold Buttons

Submitted by Mary Chache of Pennsylvania

Gold button ornament

"Gold Button Ornament"

I collected buttons from different family members which made each ornament a special family keepsake.

Materials:

2 inch styrofoam ball
About 50 gold tone buttons of different sizes and
patterns
18" long half inch wide ribbon
Craft wire
Straight pin
6" thin gold cord
Gold spray paint
Hot glue gun
Toothpicks

Directions:

Stick about six toothpicks all around the Styrofoam ball so it can stand up at different angles.

Lightly spray paint the ball gold completely covering it. If the paint is too heavy it may dissolve the styrofoam. As you turn the ball to paint all sides don't let it sit in paint. Make sure it is up on toothpicks. Let it dry according to the paint
directions then remove the toothpicks.

With a glue gun, glue buttons to painted ball pushing the stem of the button into the ball. Cover the ball with buttons except for the small spot on top where you attach the bow.

Tie a small knot in the gold cord making a hoop to hang the ornament. Stick a straight pin through the knot. Put a some hot glue on the pin and insert it into the top bare spot.

Make a bow for the top using ribbon and craft wire. Make repeated hoops securing with wire as you go. Glue the bow to the bare spot and you are done!



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