Easy Old-Fashioned Buttermold


Old-Fashioned Buttermold.
©2006 Publications International, Ltd.
Old-Fashioned Buttermold

You'll Need:
  • 12 inches blue-checked fabric ribbon, 1/2-inch wide
  • Hot glue gun, glue sticks
  • Heart-shape tin butter mold
  • 3-leaved glazed holly pick with berries, 1/2-inch leaves
  • Wire cutters
  • 2 inches blue-checked fabric ribbon, 1/8-inch wide
  • 8 inches gold elastic cord
To Make Old-Fashioned Buttermold Ornaments:
  1. Make a 21/2-inch bow from 1/2-inch ribbon. Glue bow to top of butter mold.

  2. Take apart holly pick, and clip stems.

  3. Glue leaves in knot of bow. Do the same with 2 berries.

  4. Make a 3/4-inch bow from 1/8-inch ribbon. Glue to bottom of butter mold.

    Glue bow to butter mold ornament.
    ©2006 Publications International, Ltd.
    Glue bow to butter mold ornament.


  5. To make a hanger, fold elastic cord in half. Tie an overhand knot 1/2 inch from open ends. Glue folded end of cord to back of 21/2-inch bow.

    Ornament Tip!
    • You can find tin butter molds in cake decorating or candy supply stores. Try a variety of shapes to make a whole series of ornaments.

In the next section, we'll give you easy step-by-step instructions on how to create beautiful Victorian-themed ornaments.