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. A Touch of Country on December 23, 2009 at 2:32 pm

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

    Merry Christmas!


  2. Kim on December 18, 2009 at 5:08 am

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

  3. Totallyscrappy on December 16, 2009 at 1:22 am

    Super cute!

  4. Sheri on December 15, 2009 at 7:52 pm

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

  5. texasdaisey on December 14, 2009 at 5:14 am

    I love it. What a cool and cute idea.

  6. Julia @ Hooked on Houses on December 12, 2009 at 2:32 am

    This is such a cute idea. Love it!

  7. Jennevieve on December 11, 2009 at 6:42 pm

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

  8. Amanda on December 11, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    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.

  9. moretomeblog on December 11, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    This is such a simple and cute craft idea!

  10. Jerri on December 11, 2009 at 8:02 am

    What a great craft!

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

  11. Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents on December 11, 2009 at 6:22 am

    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,
    Angelic Accents

  12. Sue on December 11, 2009 at 3:35 am

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

  13. Margarida Porto on December 9, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    Parabéns pelo blog,é muito interessante.

  14. on November 28, 2009 at 12:58 am

    How cute and clever!

  15. Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage on November 26, 2009 at 3:07 am

    Those are ABSOLUTELY beautiful! You are such smart cookies!

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING, my shanty friends!

  16. Katie on November 26, 2009 at 2:40 am

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

  17. The Weathered Cottage on November 26, 2009 at 1:31 am

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

  18. seemommysew on November 25, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    That is so cute! If you live in the US, you should enter the tutorial contest I'm hosting:

  19. Pearl Maple on November 25, 2009 at 10:51 am

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

  20. Robin on November 25, 2009 at 6:50 am

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

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