Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Snowman Button Pins

This is a really easy and fun craft to do! I'm not one to do tutorials because I usually forget a step or two. So, please read the whole post first and then start. The materials/supplies you will need are the following:

1. 1 Square of felt (I used the textured to give the snowman's hat a different look)


2. White 2 holed buttons. I like to use a smaller size for the head and a larger size for the body.


3. glue gun


4. ribbon or strips of fabric


5. pin backings


6. card stock


7. scissors

Out of the felt you will want to cut a shape like below. This will make it easier to fold and glue the hat onto the snowman.

Add the hot glue, not too much as it will ooze out and make a big mess! Make sure you do add a little more where the head will go. You'll also want to make sure you put the button on correctly so his eyes are in the right spot!

Fold the top down and create the hat!

Cut some ribbon or material and glue it just under the 'head'. In the past I have used some homespun material or other plaid type material and its looked really cute. This year I used some left over ribbon.

Glue down the next button. Make sure you've got the button turned correctly as the holes will create his own buttons! NOTE: you will see some of the glue come through the holes... that's OK and sometimes can add a little charm!

Add a nice dot of glue between the two buttons and twist the ribbon/fabric over to make the scarf. Hold it there for a few seconds to make sure it really sticks! Trim as needed.

Trim the black felt away from the bottom button and then glue the pin to the back of the snowman. Make sure it is glued to both the buttons as it will provide support for the snowman.

I used some left over card stock and placed the pin on it and then added some stamps.

If you make one of these please send me a picture so I can see how yours turned out! Oh, and by the way... at Spring time... if you buy orange buttons in three different sizes and have some neat looking green felt you can make carrot pins!
Enjoy!








5 comments:

Oma said...

I have mine on right now. Have been wearing him the past week. You made it several years ago.

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Quilt Hollow said...

A friend of mine made me one of these pins a few years back. I thought what a clever idea! Yours are lovely!!! Fantastic gift for friends and teachers etc

amy said...

I love this!! :)

make handmade said...

So cute! i love it, thanks for sharing