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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  1. Orange it Lovely on November 24, 2009 at 3:24 pm

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

  2. Karen- The Graphics Fairy on November 24, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    So sweet!

  3. Nancy @ La Chambre Rose on November 23, 2009 at 8:45 pm

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

  4. ImagineCozy on November 23, 2009 at 8:44 pm

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

  5. Katie on November 23, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    AHHH I LOVE it!

  6. Dragonfly Treasure on November 23, 2009 at 3:36 pm

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

  7. Destination Seaborn on November 23, 2009 at 1:43 am

    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!

  8. Wendy @ The Shabby Nest on November 22, 2009 at 8:56 pm

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

  9. Kim on November 22, 2009 at 12:27 am

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

  10. Lisa on November 21, 2009 at 4:37 pm

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

  11. nessadee on November 21, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    What a great idea! I love it!

  12. Deanna on November 21, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    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)

  13. paperglueetc on November 21, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    I have to do this, I love it!

  14. Candy Girl on November 21, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    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!

  15. Tales From My Empty Nest on November 21, 2009 at 8:00 am

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

  16. Brown Sugar Babies on November 20, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    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.

  17. Sharon on November 20, 2009 at 10:01 pm

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

  18. Wendy on November 20, 2009 at 9:45 pm

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

  19. Hollis on November 20, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    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!

  20. sweetjeanette on November 20, 2009 at 6:12 pm

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

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