This sparkly handmade Christmas ornament is a great way to reuse old buttons you probably have skittering around a junk drawer. You’ll find wooden snowflake shapes at most stores selling craft and hobby supplies. It's a fun holiday project for adults and older kids (buttons can be hard for small fingers to handle, and they're a choking hazard).
To make this ornament, you need white craft glue that dries clear, a foam brush, ribbon, buttons, and sparkly bits—glass beads, sequins, or glitter. I used beads because that's what I had on hand.
Tie a ribbon around one of the snowflake tips. Knot it in back and make a hanging loop. Note: you can paint the snowflake first. I did not, but the back will look nicer painted white.
Use a brush to thickly coat one side of the wooden snowflake with Mod Podge. Lay the snowflake on top of something to raise it off the surface (I used a small box).
Place buttons on the snowflake. Then sprinkle beads in the open spaces, covering as much of the glue as you can. I like white, silver, clear, and blue beads because they're more snowflakey.
To keep beads from scattering all over the place, put the ornament in a container to catch the spillage. Let dry, then gently shake off loose beads.
That’s it! An easy, pretty Christmas tree ornament you can make in about 20 minutes.