Ashley’s Snowflake Ornament

Hi all!  First off, I want to say thank you to all of you who rated our project online today!  Wow!!!!  You guys are really helping us out!!!!  Thanks so much!!!!!  Now for my latest project!  I’ve mentioned that early Christmas decorating is a family tradition going way back!  We have always put the trees up right after Halloween and it feels right to me!  So here I am again, early November decorating my Christmas Tree!

I had to start from scratch this year because ALL of our ornaments were strewn across Hwy 114 on moving day (note to self ~ do not put a lightweight rubbermaid container in the bed of a truck).  Thankfully they were of no sentimental value!  I was going to revamp them anyway to match my new color scheme!
Here is the first of the replacements!
I’m sure you all have these!
Pair it with a bunch of cream colored buttons and a hot glue gun!
Cut 6 long and 6 shorter pieces using a pair of wire cutters
and hot glue each piece around a large button alternating sizes.
more hot glue….
and sandwich the wires with another large button.
Glue the buttons to each wire creating a pattern…
and flip!  Copy the same pattern on the reverse side.
Now for the hangin’
Use a strand of 1ply jute twine and glue it between the top two buttons to hide the edge
and coil up to the tip of the wire.
Tie a knot at the top creating a loop for hanging.
Now that was painless!!!!
Can’t wait to hang it from my tree!!!
I have added these to our Etsy shop ~ The Shanty Shoppe ~ Where they are available for purchase!  Stop by and check them out!!!!
Also:  If you would still like to help us out with our contest we entered just scroll down to the next post and click the SOS button!  It will take you to the site where you can rate our project!  5 snowmen is the highest rating!!!!  Thanks guys!!!!!I will be linking up at the Shabby Nest for Frugal Friday!

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  • http://jamiebrock.hubpages.com/ Jamie B.

    This snowflake ornament is PRECIOUS! I just love it. It seems easy enough but what I really love is that it’s fairly inexpensive to make. Your instructions and photos are great too. I hope that it’s okay, I just finished a frugal crafts round-up and couldn’t resist including your pretty snowflake! You can see it here:

    http://jamiebrock.hubpages.com/hub/Frugal-Crafts-15-Easy-Craft-Ideas

    Thank you so much for sharing this:)

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  • http://www.indiemountainmama.blogspot.com Jessica

    LOVE this idea! This year we are on a crazy budget from our crazy debt and this looks like just the craft for me! Thanks so much for putting the time into the tutorial.
    Merry Christmas

  • http://www.cheapcraftymama.com Kate

    Love these! I featured them on “Top 10 Ornaments to Make” @ http://www.cheapcraftymama.com! Feel free to stop by and grab a button to show that you are featured!

  • Amanda

    A great Christmas break idea!! My 8 year old will enjoy this project

  • http://dapolonia.com Christmas decorations

    Cannot wait for additional posts such as this!

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  • http://www.michelleisapain222.com Ena Unrath

    Pretty good post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts. Anyway I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you post again soon.

    • Ashley

      Thank you so much Ena! We are very happy to have you:)))

  • kraplap

    Love this button star ! Blogged about it here: http://kraplap.blogspot.com/2010/12/button-wednesday-xmas-ornaments.html

  • A Touch of Country

    winter storm coming here to Iowa so I think the children and I will make these button beauties!

    Merry Christmas!

    Natalie

  • Kim

    Great idea! I'll add them to my craft list.

  • Totallyscrappy

    Super cute!

  • Sheri

    Wow! That's great and I am so sorry you lost your ornaments!

  • texasdaisey

    I love it. What a cool and cute idea.
    Debbie

  • Julia @ Hooked on Houses

    This is such a cute idea. Love it!

  • Jennevieve

    Love the buttons! I make things with buttons too!. I am currently working on a button wreath.

    http://houseinsideout.blogspot.com/2009/12/holiday-wreath.html

  • Amanda

    I love those, but mixing metal and hot glue is dangerous for me. Lol.

    Hope that you have a wonderful holiday!

    Merry Christmas!

    If you get a chance, stop by my blog today and enter my children's Christmas book giveaway.
    http://smallhomebigstart.blogspot.com/2009/12/gift-ideas-for-kids-gift-of-reading.html

  • moretomeblog

    This is such a simple and cute craft idea!

  • Jerri

    What a great craft!

    Hope to see you next week for the Holly Bloggy Christmas Bash!

  • Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents

    These are just the most adorable snowflakes ever! I feel the need to make one sooN!!!

    My post is linked up now, so please take a peek at my holiday home when you get a chance!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

  • Sue

    Love the white buttons on this darling ornament! This is so do-able!

  • Margarida Porto

    Parabéns pelo blog,é muito interessante.
    Beijos

  • karlascottage.typepad.com

    How cute and clever!

  • Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage

    Those are ABSOLUTELY beautiful! You are such smart cookies!

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING, my shanty friends!

  • Katie

    Great idea, love how it uses one of my favorites things in my craft stash and those ugly dry cleaning hangers.

  • The Weathered Cottage

    this is GORGEOUS! I hope I have time to make some for my white/silver/robins egg blue tree!

  • seemommysew

    That is so cute! If you live in the US, you should enter the tutorial contest I'm hosting: http://seemommysew.wordpress.com/2009/11/01/the-great-tutorial-contest/

  • Pearl Maple

    Fabulous idea for creative ornaments, nice to be able to repurpose those collections of old buttons.

  • Robin

    I have just discovered your blog from 'Today's Creative Blog'. It's fantastic and I just love those snowflakes. Will definitely be subscribing.

  • Orange it Lovely

    Love this idea.. I just love your blog.
    I have it on my blogroll! :)

  • Karen- The Graphics Fairy

    So sweet!

  • Nancy @ La Chambre Rose

    Okay, this one goes in the inspiration spreadsheet. Lots of buttons here and I'm sure we can find hangers somewhere. Love it!

  • ImagineCozy

    Such a fun idea, my daughter would love to do it! Thanks.
    -Angela

  • Katie

    AHHH I LOVE it!

  • Dragonfly Treasure

    OMG! I love snowflakes and buttons, I am so making one!! Thanks for such a simple and sweet idea. So clever!!
    *hugs*deb

  • Destination Seaborn

    You girls are so clever! I've been reading your blog for a few weeks now and y'all never cease to amaze me. Great job!

  • Wendy @ The Shabby Nest

    I adore this ornament!! I just love buttons…and what a great use for them!!!

  • Kim

    @Cheap Chic Home. This is just adorable and easy enough to let kids work on. Thx.

  • Lisa

    I love this! Thanks for the tutorial,I'm going to try this!

  • nessadee

    What a great idea! I love it!

  • Deanna

    Do you know if this works with pipe cleaners and white glue or rubber cement or something? So the kids can make them (on a smaller scale)

  • paperglueetc

    I have to do this, I love it!

  • Candy Girl

    Just found your blog and love it! I have a thing for buttons, especially vintage, and will definately be raiding my stash to make these. Thanks for sharing!

  • Tales From My Empty Nest

    I want to try making some of these. I have lots of old buttons. Thanks for sharing. Love & blessings from NC!

  • Brown Sugar Babies

    These are great – thank you so much for generously providing instructions. I have tons of antique buttons that I felt were too precious to put on cards as embellishments … this is a wonderful way to use them as true keepsakes.

  • Sharon

    OMG …. I have a "thing" for white buttons. I will be making these on the weekend. THANKS!

  • Wendy

    I love to put a Christmas ornament instead of a bow on gifts and this will look perfect! Thank you for the beautiful idea!

  • Hollis

    I saw an ornament like this on Anthropologie and was going to copy it as well. Anthropologie sells theirs for $16.00. Crazy, huh! Thanks for showing us how to do it!

  • sweetjeanette

    I. Love. It!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing!

    sweetjeanette.blogspot.com

  • Lisa

    Beautiful ornament and great tutorial

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    XO*Tricia

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  • Turley Times

    I could not love this more. I think I will be making myself one this weekend!!

    Hannah

  • snowman hill

    So cute! I would add glitter too!
    I love it!
    Krista

  • marty (A Stroll Thru Life)

    What a great idea. It is just gorgeous. Thanks for the tutorial. Hugs, Marty

  • Jane

    This looks great. The variation in the colors of the buttons really adds to the overall beauty of this ornament. Thanks for the tutorial.
    Jane

  • Amanda

    How clever and so pretty!

  • duchess

    So simple & cute. Thanks for the instructions.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  • Terry

    How cute and so very clever! You two are so creative!

  • Barbara Jean

    This is great!

    Thanks for sharing it with us.

    blessings

    barbara jean

  • Marianne@Songbird

    I've got tons of buttons…..
    I must squeeze this project in somewhere, I must. It is way too cute not too!

  • Janna

    Very cute, but you guys always make cute stuff!

  • tales from an oc cottage

    Snowflakes are my most favorite symbol of winter!!!! I LOVE THIS!

    m ^..^

  • { L }

    Too crazy! Just last weekend I bought ornaments EXACTLY like these except multi colored! And now I learn I could have made them. ;) Wow, super cool.

  • Two Beautiful Girls Mommy

    Ohhh I love these. I have to say that the story of your tree and ornaments almost made me cry.I guess I am bit more attached to mine that I thought. I think these adorable little snowflakes would make an AWESOME garland.

  • Country Wings in Phoenix

    Well how winter are these? I just love snowflakes and these are so precious. Even I could make one of these I believe anyway. I am goig to try it and see. I thank you for sharing such a wonderful craft.

    Have a beautiful Friday. Country hugs…Sherry

  • mommieofthree

    What a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing!

  • Rafahi Family

    This is so cute!!! I love it.

  • Melissa

    Love all the fun stuff you guys do! I was wondering though; where do you find all your finials? I have looked at Lowes, Michaels, Hobby Lobby. Everyone looks at me like I am crazy when I ask about them. At Lowes are they in a certain place? Can you help?