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I love doing crafts with my kids. I went through a crafting stage where I was addicted. I think I needed an outlet from having 3 kids something i could do away from them. Add tot he fact I wanted to decorate the hosue on a budget I got it in my head I would DIY it. Ok point to my story here i set up a whole craft area and one thing I orderedwere buttons. A TON of buttons. I then spent days separating them by color into jars. The box in the picture was full of buttons to still sort!!
I had a few crafts in mind including some Christmas ornamnets, then I was hunting down ideas. In fact I made a whole Pinterest Board called DIY with Buttons full of ideas, it had since been merged with my other DIY Boards. So one thing I decided was do some cute holiday decor. For Easter I did a button egg and a flower and for winter I did this DIY snowman. It's super easy and fun! I even got the kids to help they picked out buttons for me.
DIY Snowman Button Art
Button Note: Most of my white and black buttons were from Favorite Findings. Then I mixed in buttons I had on hand.
1-Sand your pallet board if desired. I usually knock off a few stray pieces of wood and the rough cut edges by lightly sanding them. You could also paint it now if desired, something with a glitter to it would look amazing!
2-Place your board on a flat surface and begin to lay out the outline of snowman body shape. I started with the bottom and moved to the top. Add the hat at the top and remove and adjust some buttons to add a blue scarf.
3-Using a hot glue gun, glue your button outline onto the board.
4-Fill in the body, and hat with additional white and black buttons.
5-Repeat by adding a second and third (if desired) layer of buttons with hot glue.
6-Finish by adding the nose with small orange buttons.
7-Take an old toothbrush and lightly scrub your buttons to remove the hot glue strings and help you determine which buttons need a little more glue.
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I am a Wife, mom to 4 kids, homeschool mom, blogger, social media junkie, Frugalista, Book Worm, and Closet Want-to-be Chef. We are a Roadschool family (homeschooling on the road while traveling fulltime).
I grew up learning ways to save from my mom and grandma. I started my own coupon journey when my first child was born in 2009 and started the blog on 2010 when baby #2 was born to share my tips with everyone who kept asking about how I was getting diapers for $1 a pack!
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