Are these not the cutest cards?
Inspired by Martha Stewart, my mom and I had a lot of fun brainstorming our own designs and digging through our “button box” to find the perfect buttons.
Every family should have a button box! Ours originally belonged to my Italian great-grandma, Mary Cicero, who gave it to my grandmother. My mom played in it as a little girl, then I played with it, and now my girls are the ones playing with it! (We’re not really sexist…there just aren’t any boys in our family.)
Honestly, I still love to bury my hands in the box and feel all the different sizes and shapes that it holds, and the type-A part of me loves to sort them and look for sets. It’s an amazing family heirloom to pass from generation to generation.
Anyway, back to the cards! The sky is really the limit here as you create your own designs and styles.
- card stock or blank cards
- buttons in various colors
- felt and other embellishments
- white glue
Use blank cards or create your own by cutting a sheet of 8.5×11-inch card stock in half and then scoring and folding it in half again.
Create Christmas designs from your buttons, using felt, ribbon and other embellishments to add interest.
Don’t be afraid to layer buttons on top of each other. You probably won’t want to mail these anyway, and the 3D designs are a lot of fun!
Use white glue to secure your buttons and lay flat to dry.
Tie a ribbon around the spine of the card, and you’re done!
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|Mandi Ehman is the founder and publisher behind Life Your Way as well as a wife and homeschooling mom to four beautiful girls. She lives with her family on a little slice of heaven in wild, wonderful West Virginia and loves coffee, chocolate, easy meals, beautiful things and minimalist spaces.|