How to make a button snowman Christmas card

Put spare buttons to good use in a DIY Christmas card. Here's a simple step-by-step guide to crafting a snowman.

You will need:

Coloured card (we have used brown, but green or blue could work)

Double-sided tape or glue

• Three white buttons in different sizes

• Scissors

• One small piece each of orange and black paper, or coloured-in paper

• A short piece of coloured thread or wool

• Paper snowflakes

• A coloured pen (we have used silver)

Step 1

Fold the card in half neatly, making a strong fold. Use glue or double-sided tape to stick on three different sized buttons, starting at the bottom with the biggest one. Align the holes so they look like eyes and jacket buttons.

Step 2

Cut a carrot shape out of the corner of the orange card for the nose and a hat shape out of the black card. Stick them on to the snowman, tucking the hat behind his head and leaving the button’s holes to look like eyes over his nose.

Step 3

Fold the thread or wool in half and glue it in place around the snowman’s neck to look like a scarf.

Step 4

Glue on some paper snowflakes and add a festive message across the bottom using the coloured pen. Your card is now ready for you to write and send.

Tip: No buttons to spare for your snowman card? Use thumb prints using white paint or stick down sequins or glitter into the snowman shape. Scraps of fabric cut into festive shapes like a bauble or holly leave can work well, too. Just draw on the detail around it.

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