DIY beautiful, Button Snowflake Wall Art

We finally saw our first snow today, so it’s the perfect day to share Debi Schmitz’s DIY Button Snowflake Wall Art. Snow – you might love it, hate it or live somewhere where there is no snow, but no matter how you feel about snow, I bet you’ll love this Button Snowflake Wall Art. With the bright blue background, it’s like the perfect, sunny winter’s day (at least for those of us who live in the snow belt.) You don’t need boots, hats and mittens to make this sparkling, Button Snowflake, so let’s get started.

DIY Button Snowflake Wall Art

DIY Button Snowflake Wall Art

Button Snowflake Wall Art by Debi Schmitz.

To make Button Snowflake Wall Art, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 1” x 12” x 36” sheet (enough for three wall hangings)
  • Assorted white buttons:
    • ½” square, six
    • 3/8” round, 22
    • 5/8” round, eight
  • Snowflake buttons:
    • ¾”, eight
    • 1-1/4”, one
  • Beads:
    • White luster drop beads, 5/0
    • Crystal seed beads, 6/0
  • Sequin pins, 7/8” with flat heads
  • Fabric, two fat quarters in royal blue
  • Silver ribbon, 7/8” x 1-1/2 yds.
  • Metal picture hanger & nails
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Tools needed: Scissors; sharp pencil; chalk pencil or disappearing marker; acrylic ruler; serrated knife; bar of soap or old candle; iron & ironing board

To make Button Snowflake Wall Art:

1. Using ruler and sharp pencil, measure and score a 12” x 12” square on a sheet of STYROFOAM Brand Foam. Wax knife blade with old candle or bar of soap, and cut along scored line.

2. Press fabric. Measure and cut a 16” x 16” square for front and 13” x 13” square for back.

3. Spread glue along 1” edges of the foam square. Center the square on the reverse side of the 16” fabric square. Wrap the fabric around the square, folding fabric neatly at corners like wrapping a package. Pull fabric taut, and pin and glue fabric to the back of the foam square. Trim excess fabric.

4. On the back, spread a thin layer of glue on the fabric around the edges. Center and glue the 13” fabric square to the back, and smooth the edges. When dry, trim excess fabric.

5. Center the picture hanger on the back, 1-1/2” from the top edge. Dip nails in glue, and insert through hanger.

6. Pin and glue silver ribbon around the edges of the square.

DIY Button Snowflake Wall Art

Mix up the beads and buttons as you pin them on.

7. Using a chalk pencil or disappearing marker and acrylic ruler, follow the snowflake pattern and draw the snowflake on the front of the foam square. (Note: The measurements on the pattern are accurate, though the drawing is not always true to size.)

8. Thread a crystal bead and a button onto a sequin pin. Dip point in glue and insert along the design lines. Continue adding buttons and beads, mixing up the buttons and beads as you go, until all of the lines are filled in.

Isn’t it pretty? And it will never melt, so you can always enjoy it.

DIY Button Snowflake Wall Art

You don’t have to put this away once the holidays are over. It will sparkle all winter long!

Earlier this year, Debi also shared with us her Button Christmas Tree Wall Art.

DIY Button Christmas Tree Wall Art

Button Christmas Tree by Debi Schmitz.

Thinking ahead, Debi’s Button LOVE Wall Art makes a beautiful statement for Valentine’s Day.

DIY Valentine's Day Button Wall Art

If you’re lucky enough to be part of a craft club or other crafty group, this Button Snowflake Wall Art would be a fun project for your next get together. Does anyone belong to a group of crafty friends?

Happy crafting!


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8 Responses to DIY beautiful, Button Snowflake Wall Art

  1. CraftyB says:

    Didn’t know what to expect when I saw the promo about a button snowflake – I like it. All those interesting buttons with different angles and shapes are perfect for a snowflake!

    • Sharon says:

      You are right! Depending on the buttons you use, each Button Snowflake will be unique, just like real snowflakes. You can even change up the pattern and make a different snowflake design. Thanks for the suggestion! Happy crafting! Sharon

  2. annehaun says:

    Lovely projects – it is time to get out my many button jars and put them to good use!

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you – Debi did a beautiful job on these. I hope you do get out your button jars, I bet they’re too pretty to stash away! Once you’ve made your button wall art, keep the jars on display! Happy crafting, Anne. Sharon

  3. So beautiful! The button snowflakes and Christmas tree are so lovely! Certainly puts me in a holiday mood! Thank you for sharing, Sharon!

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you! Isn’t it hard to believe that Thanksgiving is next week, and Christmas is right around the corner? Do you have snow, Angie? That always adds to the holiday mood. Happy crafting! Sharon

  4. Absolutely doing this project! I am going to find out what shape Jenna wants to do and then trace it out for her to put the buttons on! I am thinking this will be a great gift for her teachers, parents and grandparents. Thanks for the inspiration! You always keep us busy!

    • Sharon says:

      Yay, she’ll love this button art! It’s so fun to sort through buttons and find just the right one to use next. It’s almost mesmerizing. Let us know how her button art turns out, and share a photo. Happy crafting! Sharon

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