Monday, December 24, 2012

Last Minute Gift - Button Ornament

So a couple days ago I posted a great ornament idea for the season. I had to make an ornament for my husbands gift exchange at work so I decided to use my own post as my inspiration.

Below is the inspiration picture:

The first thing I did was go to Michaels to pick up the supplies. I already had the ornament balls which I ordered earlier this year for another project. I just needed matching buttons. Most of the buttons I already had were a mismatched assortment. As you see in the picture there are two main colors, purple and green. For mine I found blue and green:

Next I needed something to attach the buttons with. For that I needed something clear and sticky. I found this clear drying tacky glue which is perfect! It does take a little time to dry but is clear and the final hold is fabulous!

Instead of the paper tree I found these really cool sticky trees while rummaging through the clearance section at Michaels.

Next, I sorted the buttons out by color. Green to blue. That way I could just work my way across as I added them on the bulb. 

Once sorted it's time to glue! I started at the bottom and worked my way up the bulb. I used green at the bottom: green = grass. And I used blue at the top: blue = sky. Simple but the affect I wanted to achieve.

Once done putting the buttons on, I hung to dry. I wanted it to dry completely before putting on the tree stickies (approximately a couple hours). The stickies were very easy to use, but once you placed them the stuck and if it wasn's quite dry it will peel the buttons off with it if you need to move the placement.

The final step, I added a bow to finish off the top. I found some clearance blue and white ribbon while shopping and just tied a bow through the top near where the hook goes. 

And Whala!

Very easy and very in expensive to make! Try it as a last minute gift this Xmas or for a new gift next year!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


Hena Tayeb said...

that looks great.

Shawna said...

I love these! Super awesome idea. I love the purple & green color scheme. Absolutely perfect! :) ♥


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