Holiday Button Art

Decorating my home for the holidays is such a joy--especially when my children make the decor! These festive frames are so fun to make and would be a great holiday gift for someone special.

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    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.

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    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    While the kids were sorting buttons, I traced the back of my picture frame onto a festive piece of paper.

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  • Step 3

    My daughter cut out the rectangle to be placed inside our frame as the backdrop for our button creation.

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  • Step 4

    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.)

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  • Step 5

    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.

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  • Step 6

    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.

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  • Done!

    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.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 7

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