How To Make A Button Snowflake Holiday Decoration

How to make a snowflake Christmas decoration! Snowflakes go with any winter holiday decor! This one involves buttons and glitter! It’s so easy!

Here is an easy and beautiful winter craft idea with vintage flair! It’s a button craft in the shape of a snowflake! It’s a perfect holiday home decor idea!

If you have a bunch of buttons, as I do, you’ll need a place to store them! Check out How To Repurpose Candle Jars into stylish craft room storage!

Here is a quickie video, so you can see how I made the snowflake decoration. There is a longer, detailed video tutorial at the end!

Materials list:


1.  I found this unfinished snowflake and thought I needed to make a cool decoration for winter or the holidays!

Unfinished snowflake decoration

2.  I painted the snowflake white.

Painting snowflake decor white

3.  I pulled out my button stash.

Jar of buttons and white snowflake

4.  I pulled out white and ivory buttons.

Select buttons for the snowflake decoration

5.  Some of the buttons still had thread in them, so I had to go through and clean them up.  I bought them at an estate sale.

Remove extra string and fabric from the buttons for the snowflake decoration

6.  I dipped the individual buttons into glue and placed them on the snowflake.

Dip white button into the glue for the snowflake decoration

Glue button into middle of snowflake craft
Keep dipping and adding buttons to snowflake craft

7.  Here is the first layer.  You will see that there are spaces between the buttons.  I added a second layer where there were large spaces.

First layer of buttons on the snowflake decoration
Add second layer of buttons to snowflake craft

8.  Because there were still spaces, I used the Dimensional Magic to fill them in and sprinkled fine glitter over it.

I added dimensional paint between the buttons
Add glitter to the snowflake

You can see the difference between the lower and upper part.

Tap off the excess glitter from the snowflake

9.  I tapped the snowflake on the table and the excess glitter came off.

I painted the edges with ivory and pearl white paint, just so it blended better with the buttons.

Paint the edges with a pearl white to go with the buttons
Edges of snowflake painted pearl white

Here it is all finished and it would look great on a shelf of hanging on the wall!

Finished button snowflake Christmas decoration

If you like snowflake crafts, I have some more you might find interesting:

That’s it! Thanks for stopping by! Remember: Life’s too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™ Stay safe!


Here is the video tutorial, so you can see exactly how I made it:

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