How to Make a Button Ornament

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How to Make a Button Ornament. Button ornaments are a great down-home way to decorate a Christmas tree. They are simple to make and look great with any holiday décor. If one has a little imagination, a few household items and the steps provided in this article, one can make a simple, creative and unique Christmas ornament.

Things You'll Need

  • Assorted buttons
  • Felt
  • Sewing machine or needle and thread
  • Fiberfill
  • Paper
  • Pins
  • Pencil
  • Ribbon

Gather all the needed materials. The buttons used can be extra buttons found around the house.

Draw out the desired ornament shape on a piece of paper to make a pattern. Try something holiday oriented, such as a Christmas tree, an angel or a star.

Cut out the pattern and pin it to a piece of felt folded in half. Any color felt will work fine. Then cut the pattern out of the folded felt, making two separate pieces of the same shape.

Sew the buttons all over the front of one of the pieces of felt randomly.

Stitch both felt pieces together using a blanket stitch or a running stitch, leaving a small hole for stuffing. Stuff the ornament using a bit of fiberfill. Then sew the button ornament up completely.

Use a piece of looped ribbon to hang the ornament on the tree.

Tips & Warnings

  • If one doesn't have a large assortment of buttons lying around the house, one can buy a bag of assorted buttons from a local crafts store.
  • Always be careful when using a sewing machine or a needle, as they are very sharp.

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