You might want to sit down... another mini tutorial... two days running... boy, am I good to you!
If you follow Planet Penny you will know that Penny is also doing a blog post each day in a Christmas countdown and on day four she featured buttons. I was rather taken with the button garland being as I have recently acquired a large number of pearly buttons (hence those Christmas cards!)....so I figured out how to make my own (I confess, it wasn't exactly rocket science)
So, to make your own button garland you will need a stash of pearly buttons... cut them off your husband's shirts if necessary... you can always let him sew them back on after Christmas, a suitable sparkly thread and a smallish crochet hook.
Thread all the buttons you wish to use onto your thread and start off by crocheting a length of chain.
Slide your first button up towards your hook and crochet the next chain as if the button wasn't there, which will hold the button in place.
Continue to crochet another section of chain - the number of chain you crochet will determine how spaced out your buttons will be along the garland - I made about 20 chain between each button. Then add your next button as before.
And carry on like this until you have used up all your buttons, finishing with a length of chain.
And of course, they don't have to be pearly and white...
As colourful works too!
And if you don't fancy a garland I can imagine they would make a fun necklace or bangle if the buttons were more closely spaced... off to give that a try right now!