Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Button Ornament Mini-Tutorial

I paint on mother-of-pearl buttons and painted this Santa button as a gift for a special friend and made it into an ornament for her...  

And here is how I did it.... First I put a 2 1/2" card stock circle on a 6" silk circle with a touch of glue to hold it in place.  Then I gathered it "yoyo" style..

Then I added some small lace around the Santa and a lace medallion to the silk.  I put it together adding a loop in the back and  some bells to the bottom.
This would be fun with any Christmas button and easy enough for youngsters to do..

And here is a close up of the Santa... which is about 1 1/2".   Merry Christmas everyone!


shirley said...

I love the idea of painting on the buttons...which sort of paint do you use, and do you have to heatset the paint or anything...this intrigues me..would this work on everyday white shirt buttons...of which I have dozens in bottles and it would be a way of using them up if you would not mind.

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

I would find it hard to paint a santa face on a small button. Can't tell how big that button is. They are darling.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Merry Christmas, Gerry! Love your buttons and your creativity. Thanks for sharing your ornament project.

suzanne said...

Good day

A beautiful creative original treasure!

Warm regards

MosaicMagpie said...

Love the Santa and how you put it all together!

Anonymous said...

Wow thats so beautiful and special,you are very talented. Thank you also for your comment last week about my dad coming home, that was very kind
have a lovely week
hugs June x

Blessings from Cindy said...

What a beautiful treasure you have made! The handpainted Santa is such a special touch. Do you use special paint.

Cindy said...

Oh my...this is wonderful! You're very talented to paint on such a small space! Love it!

Susan said...

Hi Sharon...Cannot find "miniatures" under your labels. Would love to see your dollhouses!

Saw the snowman house.....darling. Love the little snowwoman in front of the mirror.


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