When you can’t find what you want in stores you have to DIY it! This was the case for these snowman buttons. I couldn’t find exactly what I wanted at the craft store so I took out my polymer clay and made my own! These are easier to make than you may think. It helps if you make an assembly line and create a bunch at once. Perfect for embellishing your crochet hats, cup cozies, and many other projects! Leave off the button holes, add a magnet on the back and give a set of them as a gift. Lots of possibilities!
– Polymer Clay. I used Sculpey III purchased from Michaels in a big assorted pack of colors. Luckily the white had a nice glittery shimmer to it! Perfect for snow
– Empty water bottle (optional). I used a Dasani water bottle.
– Sculpey gloss glaze and paint brush
– 4 toothpicks
First lets make the circle for the head. Create a ball and press it down so its fairly thin (about and 1/8th of an inch). Use the water bottle as your cutter to create a nice round shape! You want to avoid using kitchen tools with polymer clay because it leaves a residue that is toxic. You don’t want to mix it with your food. It also helps to work with your polymer clay on parchment paper for easy lifting and molding.