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.


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





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
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
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


  1. Paula, this little guy is simple adorable! Pinning!
    malia recently posted…Easy Halloween IdeasMy Profile

  2. Absolutely adorable Paula! I love that my Little’s can help with these! Thanks for the inspiration my friend xo Pinned! ox
    Robin All Things Heart and Home recently posted…Picnic Basket Makeover!My Profile

  3. This is so cute and fun! I love it!
    Jill Flory recently posted…Grain Sack Star Christmas OrnamentsMy Profile

  4. 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. 🙂
    Diane | An Extraordinary Day recently posted…Project Inspire{d} Link Party #140My Profile

  5. SO cute, I have loads of buttons and love button crafts so this is right up my street.
    Julie recently posted…Tray Desk Tidy TutorialMy Profile

  6. Cute, cute, cute! Pinning!
    Angie @ Knick of Time recently posted…Chippy Door and Salvaged Hardware Wall HookMy Profile

  7. These are adorable. Although, I need to start wrapping my head around it being time to start thinking about CHRISTMAS!
    Megan recently posted…I Will Live an Extraordinary LifeMy Profile

  8. I haven’t even begun to think about Christmas. I had hopes of crocheting ornaments, but…I’m making blankets and scoodies instead! Cute snowman!

  9. So cute! The buttons make them extra special! <3
    Cristina recently posted…15 Beautiful Barn Door IdeasMy Profile

  10. What a little sweetie you’ve made there Paula. Sharing and pinning 🙂

  11. This is such a fun ornament project! Thanks for sharing!

  12. What a great way to use those special buttons! Love them!!
    Debbie @ Refresh Restyle recently posted…Inspiration Monday 1019 EditionMy Profile

  13. I love that you made these ornaments out of buttons you inherited from your family! That gives them so much meaning!
    Kelly of Simply Kelly Designs recently posted…DIY Football Jersey OrnamentMy Profile

  14. these button snowmen are adoorable! i need a few dozen for myself! thanks for sharing the idea and tute!
    Kristina & Millie recently posted…Hanging Mason Jar Free Crochet PatternMy Profile

  15. this is too cute! My boys and I have to make this soon for Christmas. Pinned 🙂

  16. How precious to have wonderful memories of your loved ones, in these snowmen!!
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