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Recycled Snowflake Ornament

This snowflake ornaments diy craft video tutorial is the finishing touch to make your winter merry and bright ;)

Recycled Snowflake Ornament
Recycled Snowflake Ornament

Gather up your favorite buttons and an empty cereal box for your next round of Christmas ornament crafts. A Recycled Snowflake Ornament from Heidi Borchers is a frugal option for budget-conscious crafters. Hang this elegant piece on your tree for a touch of fun. Customize the piece with craft wire and rhinestones - no two snowflakes should look the same.



Materials List

  • Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
  • Cereal box
  • Scissors
  • Craft sticks
  • Pencil (for tracing pattern)
  • Acrylic paint (white) and paint brush
  • Paper plate
  • Glitter – iridescent
  • Wax paper
  • White buttons – (plain and decorative – our buttons are from Blumenthal Lansing)
  • Rhinestones
  • Toothpick (for applying glue to back of rhinestones)
  • Craft wire
  • Round nose pliers
  • Rhinestones by the yard

Recycled Button Snowflake Ornaments Video Tutorial


  1. Cut cereal box so that it lays flat.

  2. Lay three craft sticks on plain side of cereal box overlapping to create snowflake pattern. Use pencil to trace around craft sticks.

  3. Use scissors to cut out design.

  4. Paint front of snowflake with acrylic paint. Let dry. Paint back of snowflake. Let dry.

  5. Brush glue to front of snowflake. Hold over paper plate and sprinkle with glue. Shake off excess and let glue dry.

  6. Stack buttons into desired patterns.

  7. Glue fancy button in center of snowflake. Glue stacked buttons onto snowflake. Glue rhinestones on top of buttons. Let dry.

  8. Cut approximately 6″ length of wire. Use pliers to swirl ends. Fold in half and glue to back side of snowflake. Repeat to complete design.

  9. Cut length of rhinestones by the yard and glue to back of snowflake. Let glue dry.

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That's a pretty and frugal idea! It looks easy, too, but I think I might use some colored buttons (sparingly) instead of all white buttons with the rhinestones on top, but I'd like to see a bigger picture of it. This would make a pretty garland for the window or individual ornaments for the tree.


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