Hot glue enough buttons to each foam ball to
Stack and glue large black buttons in order
of size to make top hat. Glue hat to top of 2" ball.
Cut dowel into 2-2" long lengths, use dowels to
connect the balls in a snowman shape. Use glue if
Push twig arms into place on 3"
Glue 1/2" black buttons down the front.
Paint a black X in midddle of 2 white buttons for
eyes. Glue in place. Glue 1/4" black button for
mouth in place. Paint toothpick orange, insert for
Broom-wire broom straw around base of
remaining twig. Glue broom handle to one twig arm.
Wrap and tie ribbon around neck for Scarf. Glue
completed snowman to foam base.
Add greens to base, or place snowman in a basket
filled with pine cones & greens.
- 1 1/4" Elastic
- Needle & thread
- Assorted Buttons
Cut elastic into 6" lenghts.
Sew on buttons, overlapping them to
cover elastic completely.
Add all three of the above projects to make a festive
- Small white cardboard box with detachable lid
- Ribbon width of the bottom of box
Starting at the center of the lid and
working out to the edges. Glue buttons side by side
to completely cover the top of the lid.
side of the lid, finish with a few row of buttons
that overlap the edges.
For the bottom part of the box, cut 2 lengths of
ribbon long enough to extend from inside the rim of
the box, down one side, across the bottom, up the
opposite side, and inside the opposite rim.
one ribbon inside the rim on one side of the box.
Wrap it smoothly down the side, across the bottom and
up the other side, gluing the loose end inside the
To finish, repeat with the other
piece of ribbon on remaining sides.
Use this as a container for a favor on the table set
with all the button crafts above.
Now that your husband's shirts have no buttons and
you childs overalls are falling down, you have used
up all those extra buttons that have been building up
in the button box.
FELT SEWING KIT
This is a great gift for Teachers, stocking stuffers,
people that travel, etc.
- Heavy Felt 5 x 7 1/2" rectangle
- Lightweight Felt
- Buttons, needles, thread, pins
- Embroidery Floss
Make the cover from the heavy felt. Sew
a button halfway along one short end, 1/4" from the
edge. Cut a l 1/2" x 2" strip of heavy felt (round
one end) to make tab.
Sew the straight end of
the tab to end of the cover opposite the button, 1/8"
in from edge. Slit the other end of the tab for the
Pages--Cut 3 - 4 3/4" x 7 1/4" pieces of lightweight
felt. Fold each page in half, and iron along crease.
Open pages, and stack centered on cover.
the book, use embroidery floss to bind cover and
pages with a blanket stitch, 1/2" in from folded
Devote one page to extra buttons (different
sizes), one to pins, and another to prethreaded
FELT ANGEL ORNAMENT
- White Felt
- Flesh felt
- 1" wooden bead
- Doll Hair
- small ribbon roses
- Gold buttons ( stars, hearts)
- Gold wedding ring accessaries
- Gold thread for hanging
- Gold Pen to make designs or messages
Cut 2 from white felt for body
Stitch up three sides, stuff. Gather top with thread
and pull tight.
Cut arms from white felt, hands and feet from Flesh
Paint face on wooden ball, glue hair to top of head.
Glue head to the top of the body. Glue a hand to an
arm piece, glue arms to the body. Glue feet to the
bottom of the body.
Glue button between the hands. Glue rose to the
Use Bow wings or purchased wings and glue to the back
of the body.
Glue ring to the back of the head.
Fold thread in half and knot--glue knot to the back
of the head.
- rocaille beads, desired colors
- 24 gauge wire
- round nosed pliers
Cut either 4 or 6 pieces of wire into 7 1/2" lenghts.
Using pliers, make a tiny loop at one end of each
wire. Transfer the beads to the wires. Leave just
enough room to loop the wire at one end, to prevent
beads from slipping off.
The beads should be
slightly loose on the wire. Make another small loop
at the top of the wire to hold beads.
Once all the wires are beaded, shape them into a
striped candy cane by holding wires together at one
end and twisting them together.
Bend wires at the
top into a gentle round.
If some of the ends are uneven, adjust them by
removing a few beads where necessary and shortening
as of September
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