This week I came across a new challenge site that I knew I'd love as soon as I saw the name - Crimbo Crackers - utterly brilliant. To make things even better the themed challenges aren't just for cards, which is more up my alley, and the first challenge I'm seeing is of interest to me. Buttons, hooray, I love buttons. Although they make ideal embellishments in card making, I've yet to do that more than once but I have played with lots of things incorporating buttons and Christmas.
|Button Whimsies Christmas Ornaments|
One of the first button ornaments I experimented with I called "Button Whimsies". I used a large focal bead to dangle at the bottom, a snowy white accent pearl to make them pop on the Christmas tree, and up the arm rather than more beads I've incorporated buttons spaced with a seed beads. I love the whimsical look that the variety of sizes gives to the overall effect. The entire thing is beaded on a wire Christmas hook.
|Button Drop Ornaments|
|Button Diamond Dangles on Beaded Spiral Ornament Hangers|
|Button and Bead Garland|
Last Christmas I made my Mum a knit fuzzy faux fur Christmas hat which I embellished with crocheted holly and a large red button for the berry. It turned out great and I think the most comments she gets on wearing it is "I love the button". Me too.
Well that's it for me and buttons at Christmas so far but I currently have some crocheted bunting in the works which I had been planning to embellish with buttons so if I get that sorted in the next two weeks I'll have something else to post over at Crimbo Crackers Buttons Challenge. Do pop over with me and see what else clever crafters are up to with buttons for the holidays.
For even more ideas for button Christmas projects, you can visit my pinterest board.