It snowed again and I thought how nice it would be to just stay home – and to make something fun and seasonal (and not cookies!) without having to leave the house for supplies. One thing I have plenty of is buttons, and I bet you do, too. If you’re like me, you cannot let the most tattered garment go to the rag bag without first rescuing the buttons. And since my mother and her mother before her were that way, too, and I have their buttons…you get the picture.
So I invite you to grab that trusty glue gun, a Styrofoam ball (mine was 2 ½”), a decorative cord (this was one of those elastic ones that came on a gift box), a straight pin, and the button box.
Here are the instructions: Glue buttons on the ball. Can you really do this wrong? Most of my buttons went on flat, but some overlapped and some ended up on a second layer. Buttons with a shank were good for filling in the small spaces. I quit counting buttons around 100, and quit gluing after about half an hour.
Push the pin through the knot in the cord. I placed a drop of glue where I wanted the cord to go and inserted the pin into the ball, through the glue, so it wouldn’t pull out from the weight of the ball.