When I was a kid, I remember getting these beautiful ornament making kits where you use pins to secure sequins and beads on a Styrofoam form. Remembering back, I thought I’d try something similar but use buttons and glass-head pins for a more whimsical look. Check it out!
It was easy and fun. This would be a great project for a older elementary aged child to do. Here’s how!
Button Ball Ornament
I first grabbed items that I thought I might use. I have some ribbon (for the hanging loop), two bags of 120 buttons, some extra-fine glass head pins (white), and some sequins (which I didn’t end up using).
First cut a piece of ribbon about 6 inches long. Loop the ribbon and secure it to your Styrofoam ball with a straight pin.
Then, using your glass-head pins, secure a button. through the button holes, onto the Styrofoam ball.
I found that the pink buttons (the smallest) fit nicely on top of the green buttons. Also, if you look at the blue button on the left, I first only used two pins but I thought the two “open” button holes made things look incomplete. So, I decided to put a pin through every button hole.
Continue attaching buttons to your Styrofoam ball until the entire ball is covered. Easy Peasy!
I can’t wait to show you tomorrow’s inspiration!