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Button and Felt Snowman Ornament

Button and Felt Snowman Ornament

It’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas!  Today I’m sharing an ornament that I crafted inspired by this one from Country Living Magazine.

I’m joining with 30 other bloggers to bring you 31 ornament ideas during the month of October.

Get 31 ideas for Christmas ornaments.

 

My button and felt snowman ornament was crafted using vintage buttons inherited from my grandmother and also my cousin’s grandmother.  I love that the two snowmen that I created have a vintage look and aren’t exactly alike.

 

Let’s make a Button and Felt Snowman Ornament.

Materials:

Small piece of felt for the backing

Small piece of felt for the hat

3 White Two Hole Buttons in three sizes

Scarf Ribbon

Hanging Ribbon

Black Sharpie

Glue

Scissors

 

Procedure:

1.  Glue three buttons to a piece of felt turning the top button perpendicular to form the snowman’s eyes.  Before gluing the top button, darken the felt behind the button holes with a black Sharpie to make the eyes stand out.

2.  Cut a hat shape from gray felt and glue at an angle to the top button.

3.  Thread a piece of felt between the first and second button and tie to form the scarf.  Glue the ends into place if necessary.

4.  Trim around the buttons forming a snowman shape.  Glue a piece of cord or ribbon to the back of the felt to make a hanger.

Back of Snowman

5.  **Not Shown**  I glued a second piece of felt to the back of the snowman to hide the eye spots and cord.  After the glue dried, I trimmed the felt to match the shape of the front.

 

Note that the buttons that I used for this one don’t match which adds to his charm.

Button and Felt Snowman Christmas Ornament

 

This is a craft that older children would enjoy completing.Button and Felt Snowman Ornament

I’m thinking of making a few more snowman ornaments to use in addition to ribbon on my Christmas packages.  Won’t that be a nice touch?

Here are all 31 Bloggers in order of their appearance over the 31 Days.

Yesterday on Tuesday
The Silly Pearl
Cupcakes and Crinoline
Celebrating Everyday Life
AnExtraordinaryDay
All Things Heart and Home
Petticoat Junktion
Sew a Fine Seam
Creative Crochet Workshop
Shabby Art Boutique
Morena’s Corner
From My Front Porch To Yours
Pet Scribbles
Sweet Pea
Dukes and Duchesses
Simply Kelly Designs
Town and Country Living
One Artsy Mama
The Crafting Nook
Our Southern Home
StoneGable
Love of Home
Lovely Etc.
Remodelando la Casa
504 Main
Knick of Time
Refresh Restyle
The Cottage Market
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Heathered Nest
Sum of their Stories

 

There are lots of ways to keep up with the blog hop!

Follow Sweet Pea on Facebook, where I’ll be posting links to each post every day.

Follow the Handmade Christmas Ornaments Pinterest page, where the blog hop ornaments, as well as past ornaments we’ve created, will be pinned.

Get 15 ideas for Christmas Ornmaments

Sharing With:
H2O BungalowDwellings-The Heart of Your Home, Refresh RestyleBetween Naps on the PorchConcord Cottage,Stone Gable, Sand and Sisal, Yesterday on Tuesday, A Stroll Thru LifeSavvy Southern Style, Bless’er House,  Common Ground, HouseologyImparting Grace, Patina Paradise, From Gardeners 2 Bergers, The Everyday Home

19 Comments

  1. I stopped by a thrift shop today where they had a couple jars of buttons and I thought… what could I do with these? Now I know!!! Create a super sweet snowman like yours. Thanks so much for this fabulous tutorial and for sharing your creative snowman with us for our 31 Days of Handmade Christmas Ornaments blog hop. Paula, I’m so very glad you could join in the fun. 🙂

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