Button Christmas Cards

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Button Christmas Cards - light strand card completedOne of my favorite parts of Christmas is decorating Christmas cards! This year, I found some button card ideas that were too adorable not to try. All of the ones I attempted were really easy to do and turned out great! I think even older kids would enjoy making these cards. A personal touch is always nice. I know I treasure and keep any card I receive, if I can tell someone spent time on it. My favorite of these is probably the dangling ornaments or strand of lights. I like the simplicity of only having the button decor on the front. Then I go crazy on the inside with the message and stickers!!


Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 5 cards


Button Christmas Cards - supplies


  1. Cut the card stock sheets in half. Then fold the half sheets in half. Trim any overlap to make the edges even.
  2. Button Christmas Cards  - cut cardstock in half and fold in half, even up edges as needed
  3. For the "ho ho ho" card, simply write the "h" across the front of the card, three times, leaving a space between each for the "o"s.
    Hot glue a button to the right of each "h". Add any greetings inside that you choose.
  4. Button Christmas Cards  - "h"s written across the front of the card, add a button for the "o"
    Button Christmas Cards  - ho ho ho card complete

  5. For the Christmas tree card, hot glue a layer of green buttons for the bottom of the tree. Then choose a different color for the garland. Use another level of green and garland. And finally two green buttons with a yellow above for the star.
    You can leave it as is or add a trunk. I used a pipe cleaner, but you can also draw one or use a brown button or paper.
  6. Button Christmas Cards  - button tree without the trunk
    Button Christmas Cards  - two strands of pipe cleaner for trunk glued in place
  7. For the ornament card, draw the metal hook pieces along the middle of the card. Hot glue a button under each hook piece.
  8. Button Christmas Cards - four ornament hooks drawn across the front of the card
    Button Christmas Cards  - glue buttons in place right below
  9. For the dangling ornaments, hot glue the buttons first, randomly across. Then draw a straight line up from each button and add a bow.
  10. Button Christmas Cards - 4 buttons glued to the card, at alternating high and low positions
    Button Christmas Cards - draw a straight line down to the button and add a bow

  11. For the light strand card, draw the strand and add the pieces where the lights attach. Then hot glue a button under each piece. The final version of this one is in the main photo.
  12. Button Christmas Cards - draw an electrical light strand with sockets
  13. Finally, you can write your Christmas/holiday message inside and add stickers, confetti, or anything festive!
  14. Button Christmas Cards - inside of the card with message and stickers

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December 7, 20190 found this helpful

So cute, Tiffany!


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January 7, 20200 found this helpful

Thank you! I had fun making them!


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December 8, 20190 found this helpful

I have made my Christmas cards in the past but didn't this year. I will definitely make these NEXT Christmas!


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January 7, 20200 found this helpful

Awesome! I usually decorate the inside of my cards, but I wanted to do something different this year. I think they turned out pretty cute. I'll definitely try different ones for 2020 too. :)


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