Holiday Button Art
How we did it:
- picture frame
- scrapbook paper
- tacky glue
My children love going through our button jar. I have collected so many different buttons. They love to dig through and look for different colors, sizes, and textures. This was a fun way to prepare for this craft since we needed quite a few buttons.
While the kids were sorting buttons, I traced the back of my picture frame onto a festive piece of paper.
My daughter cut out the rectangle to be placed inside our frame as the back drop for our button creation.
This was a great project to use old frames we had. I love when something old can get a new life, especially because it teaches my kids to reuse and create instead of throw away. I wrote the word "Noel" with glue right on the frame's glass (You could also have the kids make pictures with glue. A Christmas tree would be fun.)
Emma got to work on adding the buttons. Each piece had a very special place on the frame. It was fun to see how she would choose which button went where.
While our frame was drying I added some ribbon to the back using hot glue. I wanted to hang these over the fireplace, but you could also just stand them like traditional frames.
We made an "A" for our last name. That was Emma's idea and I loved it! Our holiday button art came out great and really added a fun festive feel to our home.