Glitter Button Ornament

I shared this 
Glitter Button Ornament 
tutorial last week at Sunny Vanilla for Jen’s Homemade for the Holidays 
series.

Here’s the finished ornament and below I’ll tell you how easy it is to create.

 Glitter Button Ornament
I started with a styrofoam ball, pick any size you like.
I got out my button stash and picked out mostly green buttons and a few yellow. Again choose colors to your preference, I bet a multi colored ornament would be fantastic as well.
All you do is start hot gluing the buttons to the styrofoam ball, overlap where necessary for a layered effect. I added the yellow buttons last, I thought a little contrasting color looked nice.

 Glitter Button Ornament
Once I had the ball covered I added a really wide ribbon for the hanger and also glitterfied (made up word) it! I painted a light coat of Mod Podge over the buttons and then sprinkled the glitter on. Glitter makes everything better!

 Glitter Button Ornament

Now you’re done! Easy, right?

 Glitter Button Ornament
 Glitter Button Ornament
 Glitter Button Ornament

 Glitter Button Ornament

 Glitter Button Ornament

Imagine, Improvise & Invent,

Sarah

Comments

  1. What a cute ornament! I know two kids who would love to make something along these lines. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Wow! I love this! Any ideas on where to get cheap stryofoam balls?

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  3. Sooo creative and beautiful.. I absolutely love this.. I have a linky party happening for Christmas ornaments and I will LOVE for you to please share this lovely feature with me and my friends please : )) http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/11/special-christmas-soiree1st-feature.html –wishing ya a great start to your week. TY

  4. Totally darling and timeless! Come find out about the man who fed us all!

  5. That is so pretty! I love this idea and I’m sure this is something that my kids would enjoy too.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

  6. Looks great! I would love for you to stop by and link up your ornaments to my ornament linky party!
    http://singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com/2011/11/25-days-of-christmas-ornaments-linky.html

  7. Oooh, fun! I comPLEtely agree, glitter makes everything better! This would be a fun kiddo project too, and a great use for leftover buttons. Great idea. Would you share here?

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/11/shine-on-fridays-3-and-some-fabulous.html

  8. Absolutely AMAZING! I love this! You should link this up to the Chirstmas Carnival I now have going on with Hoemmade in December. Thiese are great!

  9. So cute and creative, and you’re right the glitter adds an extra “punch”. I’m a new follower, Please drop by when you have a sec.

  10. thanks for linking this to our Christmas blog hop! I LOVE anything to do with buttons, but this is so perfect with glitter on them!! who’lda thunk?!

  11. Another great project Sarah.

    I’d love it if you could share this over on my Simply Christmas Inspiration Party at http://shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com/2011/11/inspiration-friday.html

  12. This looks so wonderful and what a clever way to display it with the frame.

  13. Gosh I have done the button ornaments and never thought about adding glitter to them. I love it done with the glitter.

    Karan

  14. Really cool. Thank you for sharing and for linking up to last weeks show and share party. Please come back this week and share your latest project with us.

    A mommy’s life…with a touch of yellow
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  15. Another simple craft that makes a fun decor project! And if there’s one thing I have an abundance of…it’s buttons! ;)

    Thanks for joining Time Travel Thursday, Sarah.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

  16. Great ornament!! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Friday!

  17. This is so pretty. I love buttons! Thank you for sharing it at Fabulous Friday.

    Warmly, Michelle

  18. What a neat idea! It’s beautiful :)

  19. Love the project for adults and older children. Would not use this with younger children because of the hot glue gun.

  20. Have you made any with sport theme? Maybe like use orange and white buttons and the riboon would be Tn. Vol. or any other teams.

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