Make a simple wire button or jingle bell heart for a homely-haberdashery festive feel, or get arty with your designs (a bunch of mistletoe maybe or a delicate angel) to create some vintage-style chic. The buttons come in a mix of styles and sizes in fresh and festive shades of icy blue and white alongside red and green merry and bright. The jingle bells are a gold and silver mix. The twines include red raffia, red/white bakers twine and kraft string. Make hearts, stars, trees and dainty garlands. Have fun creating simple stacking trees and add jingle bells or beads to top and tail your button trees for extra jingle or sparkle. You could also add raffia bows or twine or string hanging cords to get different looks. You can create your own designs or follow the ideas provided. With 250g (approx 750-800 buttons), 80 jingle bells, 10m of wire and 25m assorted twine, you can create away! Why not use left over buttons to create your own Christmas card designs or gift tags?
Presented in matching embossed jars in a red jute gift bag, this kit makes a lovely present. Or you could make your own decorations as lovely handcrafted gifts.
Instructions and ideas included. Wire can be cut with kitchen scissors and bent/twisted by hand – no pliers or wire cutters are needed.
This kit contains:
- 250g assorted Christmas buttons
- 80 gold and silver 20mm jingle bells
- 10m wire
- 25m mix of red raffia, red and white twine and kraft string
- red jute gift bag
- instructions and ideas
For ages 8 to adult (under 12s may need some help with the basic techniques – once you get the hang of wire button threading, it can be quite addictive!)
- encourages creativity
- develops fine motor skills
- aids concentration
The kit contains metal wire which may have a sharp end. Please supervise use.