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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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69 Comments

  1. Jenna Zodl on December 6, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    I made this with only using buttons on one side and the hot glue did not hold the buttons on. After drying many became loose and some pealed right off. I was wondering did you notice any issues like that with having the buttons on both sides?

  2. Jamie B. on November 3, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    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:)

  3. Jessica on December 7, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    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

  4. Kate on December 6, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    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!

  5. Amanda on December 1, 2011 at 8:16 pm

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

  6. Christmas decorations on November 24, 2011 at 2:30 am

    Cannot wait for additional posts such as this!

  7. Ena Unrath on April 18, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    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 on April 18, 2011 at 8:20 pm

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

  8. kraplap on December 15, 2010 at 9:44 pm

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

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