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25 crafts of christmas // buttons


25 Crafts of Christmas // Buttons

I've discovered that I need to work within a loose plan these days, and usually that means I need to give myself the freedom to cancel what I hoped to do. Today in the 25 Crafts of Christmas, however, the loose plan resulted in my making something extra! I love that! It probably happened when I opened the button jar.

The button jar is filled with old buttons. How old? It's hard to say, and their age varies, but I can tell you that I often hold my breath when I go looking for buttons because it just has an old smell that I can't decide if I like or not. Think antique store x 10.

Buttons, new or old, have such allure for me. Like ribbons and stickers, I want to collect them and hold them and have them around...just in case. A button can even inspire its own project, which is how the holly pin came to be.

25 Crafts of Christmas // Buttons

Digging through the button jar, I grabbed some red and pink buttons for berries. If you decide to make one of these, I highly recommend that you choose buttons of slightly different sizes/styles...it just adds to the charm!

25 Crafts of Christmas // Buttons

Grab some green felt and cut out two holly leaves. Iron them in half so you get a nice crease in each leaf. You can freehand the shape, use my template below, or download it as a PDF.


25 Crafts of Christmas // Buttons

Overlap the leaves at the straight end, then sew a few buttons on, stitching through both leaves when possible to hold them together.

25 Crafts of Christmas // Buttons

Stitch or glue a pin back to the back side of the holly, making sure that your stitches don't show on the front. Or, instead of making this a brooch, you could add a hanger to use it as an ornament, or tie it onto a gift for extra decoration!

25 Crafts of Christmas // Buttons

This is such a fun and easy way to show off a few pieces from your button collection! You could even make a mistletoe version to use some pearly white buttons!

For lots more Christmas button projects, try a search on Pinterest for "Christmas buttons" and then try "buttons Christmas". Would you believe that pulled up two sets of results? It's true...and there are good things with each search! I especially like the trees that were made at a crafting party!

Do you have a favorite Christmas button project? Share the link in the comments!

11 comments:

  1. I think my favorite button project is making a garland out of different colored buttons and making stacked button ornaments - in the shape of trees.

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  2. adorable. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Oh how cute! I love this idea!

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  4. Button love! Really easy and sweet project!

    Happy highways,
    Kelley~

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  5. I love playing with buttons! You can use them in just about any craft and I like to think about the garments they were on...

    Sue

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  6. Anonymous9:34 PM

    Girl- Do you think I’m pretty?
    Boy- NO
    Girl- Do you want to be with me forever?
    Boy- NO
    Girl- Do you even like me?
    Boy- NO
    Girl- Would you cry if I walked away?
    Boy- NO
    she heard enough and walked away
    he grabbed her arm
    Boy- Your not pretty…. your beautiful
    I don’t want to be with you forever……. I need to be with you forever
    I don’t like you….. I love you
    I wouldn’t cry if you walked away… I would die if you walked away
    Boy- Please stay with me
    Girl- I will

    tonight at midnight your true love will realize he loves you
    something good will happen to you @ 1-4 p.m.
    tomorrow it could be anywhere!!!!!
    get ready for the shock of your life!
    If you don’t post this on 5 other comments.. you will have bad luck in love for the next 10 year

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  7. thank u so much for the great little crafts! they make perfect little additions to an advent calendar!

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  8. Hi I'm Becky and I'm addicted to buttons. The Holly idea is adorable. I've made a few button wreaths. Strung buttons on wire, formed a circle, twisted it shut and added a bow on top.

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  9. This is so sweet! What a lovely idea! I love it when loose plans work out in beautiful ways like this. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Beautiful, thanks for sharing. I have jars of buttons now i have some uses.

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  11. I made one. Easy and really cute!

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