As parents, we all seem to have those decorations that we hesitate to put out on display, thanks to our ever-curious children. Occasionally we can find a shelf that is high enough to display these treasures, but many times they sit in the basement or attic, waiting until those grabby little hands are older. For my husband and I, those basement boxes are filled with Christmas ornaments. So, in an attempt to have a festive tree that was toddler friendly, I came up with some alternative decorations.
One craft supply that I have no shortage of is buttons. So, after some idea searching on the web, and a visit to Martha Stewart’s website, my daughter and I decided to make our own button ornaments.
For supplies, we used tons and tons of buttons in all different colors and sizes. We also used craft wire, ribbon, and some basic wire tools (to cut and bend the wire). Along with Martha’s suggested wreath, we also made a snowman and a tree. You could easily make hearts for Valentine’s Day, spiders for Halloween, etc or use beads instead of buttons. There is a lot of room for creativity with this project.
Sharon is a New England girl who never imagined that she’d find herself living in Canada. She has a wonderful husband and together they created a Diva Monster. Follow her on her crazy journeys at Nanas Button Jar!!