Friday, December 4, 2009

Button Snowman Barrette (or pin)

Today's project is one that I have put together because I have a lot of buttons and am trying to come up with creative ways to use them up. My daughter loves to wear barrettes in her hair, so I decided that she could have a few more; and with the weather rather cold, a Snowman seemed an appropriate one to make. :)

2 white buttons (one larger than the other- my larger one is about the size of a quarter, the smaller the size of a nickel.)
12" 1/8" wide black, orange, green satin ribbon
12" 1/2" wide black satin ribbon
1 barrette (pin if you decide to make it a brooch)
Glue (either hot glue or Elmer's glue)

Step 1: Snip from the 1/8" black satin ribbon; 7 squares.
Step 2: Glue the squares to make the eyes, mouth and buttons for your Snowman as pictured below.
Step 3: Make a triangle "carrot" from 1/8" orange satin ribbon. Make it to fit the size of your Snowman. Glue to your Snowman's face.
Step 4: Cut from your 1/2" black satin ribbon (2) pieces 3" long.
Step 5: Fold one of the ribbons in half lengthwise and glue. Fold the other ribbon in half width wise and glue.

Step 6: Glue them together to make your snowman's hat.

Step 7: Cut a 3" piece of 1/8" green satin ribbon. Place ribbon on hat where the two pieces meet. Use a drop of glue to hold in place.

Step 8: Turn hat over and glue ends in place.

Step 9: Position your hat above your snowman's head. Glue in place.

Step 10: Position snowman next to barrette (or pin) so it is centered. Glue in place.

Step 11: Loop remaining 1/8" green satin ribbon. Wrap around barrette, thread 2 ends of ribbon through loop. Pull until it is tight.

Step 12: Trim ends of ribbon and glue in place.

That's it! You can easily make this into a brooch too. :)

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