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I love doing crafts with my kids. I went through a crafting stage where I was addicted to doing things with buttons. One thing I ordered when I set up my craft area was buttons. A TON of buttons. I then spent days separating them by color into jars by color to make crafts easy! Now I'm on a button art kick and for winter I went with this Button Snowman Craft.
Easy DIY Button Snowman Craft – Button Art Idea
I had a few crafts in mind including some Christmas ornaments, then I was hunting down ideas. In fact, one thing I decided was to some cute holiday decor. For Easter, I did a button egg and a flower and for winter I did this DIY snowman. I also had fun with this DIY Button Art Heart Decor. It's super easy and fun! I even got the kids to help they picked out buttons for me.
There are also some more ways to use buttons in this 15 Easy Kids Christmas Crafts post.
Related: DIY Snowman Wine Glass Candle Holder
Where can I buy buttons in bulk?
I love finding bulk buttons on Amazon. They have everything from wood buttons new, old, any color and size. I go a little crazy when shopping here because I use my free Amazon Gift Cards and pay nothing out of pocket for them.
Another one of my favorite places to find bulk buttons is on Etsy. This is a great place to find super fun vintage buttons in every shape, size, and color. I saw a box of insect shaped buttons recently like ladybugs, dragonflies, bumblebees, butterflies and more!
Pallet Board (7″ x 13″ shown)
Sanding Block (optional)
Blue Buttons (or color of your choice for the scarf)
Orange Buttons, smaller is better
Button Note: Most of my white and black buttons were from Favorite Findings. Then I mixed in buttons I had on hand.
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 glitter to it would look amazing!
Place your board on a flat surface and begin to lay out the outline of the snowman's 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.
Using a hot glue gun, glue your button outline onto the board.
Fill in the body, and hat with additional white and black buttons.
Repeat by adding a second and third (if desired) layer of buttons with hot glue.
Finish by adding the nose with small orange buttons.
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.
That's it! I'd let it dry completely overnight then add it to your new winter decor the next day! what do you think of this Button Snowman Craft? What is your favorite Button Art Idea?
Lucinda Nutting says
This is just too too cute!! Super easy and I basically have everything to do it. Thanks for the tutorial 🙂
Rebecca Payne says
I just found your blog. I love your snowman. Great job.