DIY Button Christmas Ornament: DIY Christmas Ornament Blog Hop

DIY Christmas Ornament Blog Hop


 We are moving on to Holiday 2015 y’all!

Today, 16 ladies and I are each sharing an ornament that we made for a DIY Christmas Ornament Blog Hop!

For two days, you can stop by each blog on the list and get fun, creative, handmade, DIY Christmas Ornament ideas!


To tell you the truth, when my friend Vicki at 2 Bees in a Pod asked me if I’d like to join the hop, I was nervous. Crafting is not my best sport. I was worried that while they were all doing Martha Stewart level stuff, mine would be more like a kindergarten craft. But I said yes anyway.

After thinking about what kind of ornament would fit my style (simple) and what would also be easy for a “craft challenged” girl to make, I headed out to the store for supplies and this is what I came up with:

A DIY Button Ornament

I think it’s a little bit vintage, a little bit bohemian, and little bit heirloom.

Kinda like one your gramma would give you.





Here’s what you need to make your own:

Buttons, Ribbon and Twine.


Styrofoam Balls, Glue Gun, Small Hooks, Spray Paint

PicMonkey Collage

Screw the small hooks in to the Styrofoam balls and then spray paint with your color of choice. Helpful tip: I used an egg carton for this step to make the spray painting easy.

PicMonkey Collage

Glue the buttons to your ornament with your glue gun. I started with mainly larger buttons on the borrom and worked my way up with smaller buttons.

Loop twine through your hook for hanging and add a bow.


A simple heirloom style ornament.




I hope you liked my DIY Christmas Ornament!

Thanks so much for stopping by. You can see my Holiday Home Tour: Part 1 here

Happy holidays!

Here are the other ladies participating in the hop. For tons more DIY Christmas Ornament inspiration, be sure to stop by and check out their great ideas!



Thursday, November 19th

Around The Watts House

2 Bees in a Pod

Karen’s Up On the Hill

Pocketful of Posies

Green with Decor

The Resourceful Mama

Somewhat Quirky Design

It All Started with Paint

Friday, November 20th

My Creative Days

Patina Paradise

Leaves and Stitches

The Flamingo Chronicals


The Crowned Goat

Life on Deer Run

Lehman Lane

Eclectic Soapbox


Sharing this with Savvy Southern Style

43 thoughts on “DIY Christmas Ornament Blog Hop

  1. Super cute and what a fun way to use some styrofoam balls! Quick and easy craft – I may have to use this for camp next year :)

    1. Thanks so much Mary Beth! I’m so glad that I could inspire a fellow non crafty gal!
      Enjoy the party! There are so many amazing ideas!!!
      Happy Holidays!

  2. Karen this is a lovely ornament. I had reservations about joining too. I love crafting, but most of the stuff I do is preschool.kindergarten level. Glad I also stepped out of my comfort zone and joined you ladies.

  3. I am so very glad you said “Yes”! These are charming and the very answer I needed for the buttons I have been saving from my precious Grandmother. My sisters are each going to get an ornament. Your tutorial was excellent. I am craft challenged and need all the help I can get. Thank you!

  4. Karen,
    Martha Stewart has nothing on you. Excellent tutorial is part of the Martha Stewart brand, and your tutorial is great. Thanks for showing the packages for the hooks and for showing the kind of gold spray paint you used. That helps me know what to look for at the store. And the egg carton tip is one that I had not used, but makes great sense for stabilizing round objects.

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    1. Judith, you are too kind! I can’t tell you how much your sweet feedback means to me! Thank you so much for leaving it and for stopping by! Happy Holidays!

    1. Thank you so much Lindsay! That’s exactly what I thought when I was making them! How fun it would be to make with a little girl!
      Thanks so much for stopping by!

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