Thursday, November 19, 2009

Ashley's Snowflake Ornament

I will be linking this up to:
Hooked on Houses Holiday Party





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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60 comments:

Melissa said...

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?

Rafahi Family said...

This is so cute!!! I love it.

mommieofthree said...

What a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

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

Two Beautiful Girls Mommy said...

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.

{ L } said...

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.

tales from an oc cottage said...

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

m ^..^

Janna said...

Very cute, but you guys always make cute stuff!

Marianne@Songbird said...

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

Barbara Jean said...

This is great!

Thanks for sharing it with us.

blessings

barbara jean

Terry said...

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

duchess said...

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

Amanda said...

How clever and so pretty!

Jane said...

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

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

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

snowman hill said...

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

Turley Times said...

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

Hannah

TRICIA @ The Zoo said...

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I just posted an award for you over at my blog. It is ready for you to pick up anytime if you would like. Love your blog. ;)

XO*Tricia

Lisa said...

Beautiful ornament and great tutorial

sweetjeanette said...

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

sweetjeanette.blogspot.com

Hollis said...

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!

Wendy said...

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

Sharon said...

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

Brown Sugar Babies said...

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.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

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

Candy Girl said...

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!

paperglueetc said...

I have to do this, I love it!

Deanna said...

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)

nessadee said...

What a great idea! I love it!

Lisa said...

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

Kim said...

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

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

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

Destination Seaborn said...

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!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

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

Katie said...

AHHH I LOVE it!

ImagineCozy said...

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

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

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

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

So sweet!

Orange it Lovely said...

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

Robin said...

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

Pearl Maple said...

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

seemommysew said...

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/

The Weathered Cottage said...

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

Katie said...

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

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Those are ABSOLUTELY beautiful! You are such smart cookies!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING, my shanty friends!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

How cute and clever!

Margarida Porto said...

Parabéns pelo blog,é muito interessante.
Beijos

Sue said...

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

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

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

Jerri said...

What a great craft!

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

moretomeblog said...

This is such a simple and cute craft idea!

Amanda said...

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

Jennevieve said...

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

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

This is such a cute idea. Love it!

texasdaisey said...

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

Sheri said...

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

Totallyscrappy said...

Super cute!

Kim said...

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

A Touch of Country said...

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

Merry Christmas!

Natalie

kraplap said...

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

 
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