This is such a fun project to do with kids â€¦ just make sure you hide your â€˜bestâ€™ buttons before you let them loose on your stash!
Prepare the ball ~
Cover your polystyrene ball with double-sided tape, working from top to bottom around the ball to keep it as flat as possible. (Itâ€™s probably best to prepare this beforehand, as it could get very fiddly and sticky!)
Prepare the hanger ~
Cover your eye hook with yarn to hide the metal (or if you donâ€™t have an eye hook simply use a screw to attach the ribbon to) and screw into the polystyrene ball.
Get busy with buttons! ~
Select your buttons depending on your tree colour choice, or just go multicoloured like my little helpers did! Now have fun sticking your buttons to the ball.
*note â€“ work round the ball keeping the buttons close together (â€¦ best to have some tiny buttons to hand to fill any gaps at the end!)
Get out the glitter and glue! ~
Yep, the kids love it! To give your bauble a bit more sparkle, mix some glue & glitter and start painting!
Fill any gaps between buttons with glue then sprinkle over some glitter. Then use your mixed glue & glitter to lightly cover the buttons.
* note - Diamond Glaze works well as it gives a lovely high gloss finish, but a mix of pva glue with glitter will give a similar effect.
Attach the ribbon and hang! ~
â€¦ Now sit back and admire all those lovely buttons sparkling in the tree!