Stitched Button Crosses

Materials

  • Cardstock or construction paper, 4” squares
  • Assorted buttons, 11 (for each)

Tools

  • Sewing needle and thread
  • Craft glue
  • Scissors
  • Ruler

Directions

STEP 1

  • Measure and cut 4” cardstock or construction paper squares.

STEP 2

  • Arrange buttons on square in cross shape. Use needle to poke holes through button holes on paper square. Remove buttons and position in same pattern on work surface.

STEP 3

  • Thread needle with sewing thread. Starting at center button, attach button on paper square, sewing through poked holes. Run needle under thread on back of paper square; knot ends.

STEP 4

  • Repeat process to attach all buttons on paper square. Trim thread ends.

STEP 5

  • Measure and cut 4-1/2” square from cardstock or construction paper. Glue stitched cross square on center of larger square.

Note

  • 1. Adults, help kids when using needle and thread.
by Meggan Maravich
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