Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Christmas in July with Buttons Galore & More

Hi, Connie here with the Buttons Galore & More design team.  We are celebrating Christmas in July, with handcrafted ornament ideas, to create with the family.  Easy for little hands to make and show off, on the Christmas tree, or share with friends and family.   I created Candy Canes with big red, green and white buttons.  Easy for little hands to pick up and glue down.

These went pretty fast and are very kid friendly to create.

  1. Create a pattern by drawing a Candy Cane on chipboard and cutting it out.
  2. Punch a small hole, in the top of the Candy Cane, and place twine through for the hanger.  
  3. Wrap the Candy Cane with jute, adhering to the top of the Candy Cane and the bottom.  Adhere big buttons to the wrapped Candy Cane with a strong wet glue.  Let dry. Add embellishments, if desired, to complete the ornaments.

The Candy Canes are wrapped with jute loosely.  Once the big buttons are adhered the jute is secure. 

Buttons Galore & More makes the cutest embellishment buttons.  They are called the Holiday Fun Collection.  Snowmen, Christmas Trees, Stars, Deer, Cat and Dog, just to name a few.  So fun, just like their name.   I sniped the shanks off and added the cute "Holiday Fun" buttons to the Candy Canes.  Paper Holly leaves are tucked in behind the "Holiday Fun" buttons.  These are also great for gift exchanges and teacher gifts.  A gift bag tag is another way to use these Candy Cane ornaments!   

I'm looking forward to adding these handcrafted Candy Cane ornaments to my little Christmas tree this year, mixed with some real Candy Canes.  That is sure to make everyone happy!!

Supply list:
Buttons Galore & More : Holiday Fun! buttons
Buttons Galore & More: Button Bonanza/Vintage Christmas
Buttons Galore & More: Holiday Collection/Snowmen

heavy jute twine
Divine twine
glue: Beacon Quick Grip
paper Holly leaves

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member


  1. How creative! Love this project. Yes, I think I will do this with the grands. If successful I'll post a photo to let you see what you inspired.

  2. Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee these!! PINNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. That is sooooo cool!!! You are the master of making awesome projects. I'm soooo stealing this to send the grands for Christmas. They can hang them on the tree. Thanks!!!


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