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Easy Christmas Crafts: Button Snowman Ornament


This Easy Christmas Crafts Button Snowman ornament could be sewn, but this version uses glue instead. The project is simple and easy to do. The hardest part is waiting for the glue to dry.

Take a look at these simple and interesting Easy Christmas Crafts Button Snowman ornaments.

Easy Christmas crafts Button Snowman Ornament four finished

The button snowman ornament varies by the color of the buttons and the background. You can make them the same or very different.

Easy Christmas Crafts: Button Snowman Ornament Materials and Tools:

  • Craft felt - one white and one color either matching or contrasting with the buttons (craft felt can be found in inexpensive 9x12-inch sheets)  
  • Three buttons - one small (3/8 to 1/2 inch), one medium (1/2 to 3/4 inch) and one large (3/4 to 1 1/8 inches)
  • Yarn - 8 to 10 inches long
  • Ruler to measure paper and ribbon  
  • Scissors to cut the felt and yarn 
  • Glue - simple liquid glue, or if you prefer, hot glue gun
  • Pattern - Easy Christmas Crafts Button Snowman Ornament Pattern 
  • Pins (optional, but they help hold the pattern the felt while cutting) 

Take a look at the simple materials and tools shown here.  These materials will make two button snowman ornaments - one with pink buttons and one with blue buttons.

Easy Christmas crafts Button Snowman Ornament materials

The Steps for How to Make the Easy Christmas Crafts: Button Snowman Ornament:

Print the Easy Christmas Crafts Button Snowman Ornament Pattern and cut out one of the snowman shapes.

Pin the pattern to the white felt. Cut the felt around the pattern, close to the edge of the pattern.   

Easy Christmas crafts Button Snowman Ornament Step 1 cut one in white

Pin the pattern to the other felt color, in this case, pink. Cut the felt around the pattern roughly 1/8 inch larger than the pattern all the way around. The extra felt will form a reveal behind the white felt.  

Easy Christmas crafts Button Snowman Ornament Step 2 cut one of other color

 Cut the length of yarn for the hanging loop.  

Easy Christmas crafts Button Snowman Ornament Step 3 cut yarn

Form the yarn loop and tie a simple knot to connect the ends.  

Easy Christmas crafts Button Snowman Ornament Step 4 make yarn loop

Place glue on the felt shape that will be the back of the ornament. For this Easy Christmas Crafts Button Snowman, the pink will be the back.  

Easy Christmas crafts Button Snowman Ornament Step 5 place glue on top of felt for the back

Place the yarn loop's knotted end in the glue on the back piece of felt. Center the front piece of felt over the back piece and firmly press the layers together.   

Easy Christmas crafts Button Snowman Ornament Step 6 glue yarn between felt

Center and glue the three buttons on the front of the Easy Christmas Crafts Button Snowman ornament.  (Hint: if your buttons only have two holes, put the holes horizontal on the head shape for the "eyes" and vertical on the body shape to represent "buttons.")

Easy Christmas crafts Button Snowman Ornament Step 7 glue buttons

Next is the hard part - make sure you allow the glue to dry before hanging the ornament.  

This Easy Christmas Crafts Button Snowman ornament is simple. It's interesting. And, it looks pretty hanging on the tree.

Easy Christmas crafts Button Snowman Ornament finished

The four Easy Christmas Crafts Button Snowman ornaments hanging on the tree are all different with different colors of buttons and felt.

Notice for the white buttons, the contrasting felt was placed behind the buttons and the white felt was put on the back of the ornament.

The variety of the Easy Christmas Crafts Button Snowman ornaments is only limited by the buttons, the felt and the imagination.

Easy Christmas crafts Button Snowman Ornament several finished snowmen ornaments

Inexpensive buttons can be found in craft shops and flea markets. These small Easy Christmas Crafts Button Snowman ornaments can be made quickly, easily and inexpensively by children or children-at-heart. 

Have fun!

A few inexpensive materials and tools makes this Easy Christmas Crafts Button Snowman ornament simple, fun, fast and inexpensive for anyone to do.


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