Christmas Button Crafts

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Today I am sharing some Christmas button crafts. Buttons are a great item to use for crafting so I decided to create a few holiday projects with them.

Each year, I challenge myself to make a few Christmas crafts using items I already had at home. After spending some time in my craft room, I discovered that I could make a lot of different Christmas button crafts!

Christmas Crafts Button Wreath Pillow

I have collected buttons for a long time. There are so many vintage buttons at flea markets but I also find them at fabric stores and online too!

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Buttons for Christmas crafts

I own a lot more buttons than I realized and I have lots of colors and sizes of new and vintage buttons. Of course, there weren’t well organized so it did take me longer to find all of my buttons than it did to make the crafts!

As always, I challenged myself to make items that looked like they were store-bought (but weren’t). There are so many fast, easy and fun Christmas button crafts to make! Here are a few of my favorites.

Wreath Pillow with Vintage Buttons

Christmas Crafts Button Wreath Pillow 1

I loved making this pillow using vintage buttons. I created a wreath design with buttons and finished it off with a pretty green satin bow.

You can also watch the video below to see how I made this Christmas button craft.

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I love to buy vintage buttons and occasionally I buy them at the flea market. (These cost $3 each, including the jar!)

Button crafts

And I will be honest with you. This pillow is easy to make. That’s because all I did was glue buttons onto a pillow cover to look like a wreath. And then I added a bow.

Seriously!

Of course, you can also sew the buttons on. I just didn’t have a lot of time so the glue gun was easier.

This pillow was so easy to make and all I used was a pillow cover, vintage buttons, a ribbon, and a glue gun.

Button Garland

Christmas Crafts with Buttons

Next, I made a button garland. I have these vintage windows hanging in our family room and I like dressing them up every season.

I added a wreath to the windows and thought some garland swags might be a nice addition. 

So I pulled out some buttons and some twine and made these garlands.

They are simple and easy to make and I love them. Just thread some twine on a needle and thread it through the button. Tie a knot behind each button to hold it in place. Continue threading the buttons on the twine.

They would look great on a mantle and a Christmas tree too.

Do you think I should have made a green garland too?

Christmas Crafts with Buttons

Button Christmas Tree

Button Christmas Tree Craft

How cute is this button Christmas tree?! I had a bunch of buttons in my craft room and I used some pearl straight pins and just stuck them into a styrofoam cone.

As you can see in the photo below, I randomly placed the buttons on the cone. 

Christmas Tree Buttons

Here are some of the hundreds of buttons I own. It’s funny as the only colors I have are white, black, red, green, and pink.

Button Christmas Crafts

All of these Christmas button crafts are easy and could be made together with your children or grandchildren. How much fun is that?

Christmas Crafts

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26 Comments

  1. the pillow is stunning! i have lots of vintage buttons, but all of mine are dark colored. i love the button garland and tree as well.

    1. Debbie, I think dark buttons on a dark pillow would look amazing! very subtle and so much texture!
      i love vintage buttons and used to go to Tender Buttons in NYC and buy buttons just to put on my white shirts.

    2. I love the pillow but around my house it would get sat on and I’m sure the poor buttons would fall off. What I did do years ago was make a wreath that I wrapped with grosgrain ribbon and then glued all the white buttons on that I inherited from my Grandmother. I have it displayed year round to remind me of her. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pillow idea! I might just make one as gift. I love how it looks. — Wendi 🙋🏼‍♀️

  2. I collect old buttons and was given two grandmothers button boxes by two dear (very) senior friends. Thanks for inspiration.

  3. Holy moly…you never cease to amaze. Creativity is runnin’ out your pores! I realize your blog is a business for you, but all your projects take time and you do so many!! Are you up all night lol? Everything is just beautiful!

  4. Love all the button crafts! Especially the pillow! Leslie, you ae so talented and always have so many awesome and sometimes even easy:-) ideas!! Can’t wait to follow along on your reno of the beach house!

  5. Wow…how fabulous are your button crafts. The pillow is gorgeous, the garland very fun and I’m in love with your button Christmas tree. You have quite the collection of reallllly nice buttons. Great job!

  6. My goodness, Leslie! You are a prolific crafter! All these button crafts are adorable and so doable. I really appreciate that. I don’t know how you come up with so many great crafts but I love the inspiration. Thank you!

  7. I found a pillow for the button wreath today at my local consignment store! I will remove the insert, grab a dinner plate, warm up the glue gun and rock the buttons I found at assorted craft stores and a stash I have on hand. I so hope my wreath pillow turns out as nicely as yours did. Having the grand girls this weekend…we are making the trees! Thanks for sharing your creativity. It is making this trying time so much more bearable.

  8. Leslie,
    I just spent the entire evening going from each of your Christmas craft blogs to the other. First reading then watching each of your videos!
    You are such a joy to watch, never bragging about your ideas, even downplaying your part.
    Yes, these may be simple to execute but YOU had the flash of brilliance to imagine them and the simple way to accomplish them that anyone can do. I no longer go on FB and spend just enough time on IG to follow what my grown children are doing. I felt social media was using up too much of my time that I could use more wisely.
    However, you can not ask me to give up blogs like yours. I get so much joy and inspiration from following.
    Thank you again!

  9. Love the pillow! ( and Garland!)Plan to make my sister a pillow with buttons left from my great aunt, a seamstress from NYC garment district (circa 1930-1950).
    But I also have 30 or so spools of her thread, the cotton is too weak and breaks. Can’t sew with it. Any ideas for a craft? Various colors. Sentimental value.

  10. Leslie

    My grandmother collected buttons. She had glass shelves installed in her kitchen window and she placed jars & jars of buttons on the shelves. We actually sorted through and used all of the cream, white and brass buttons at my daughters wedding reception. Antique dessert cups filled with the buttons were on each table & we made a framed burlap upper case “P” out out of the buttons for Perkins.

    Another idea is to use white buttons in the shape of a Christmas tree and sew them on dark green fabric

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