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Published on November 1st, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell


Holiday Crafts: Make a Christmas Sign with Vintage Buttons!

Holiday Crafts: Make a Christmas Sign with Vintage Buttons!

It might be a little early for holiday crafts, but who can resist a Christmas sign made with vintage buttons?

I know what you’re thinking. Christmas already, Bonnie? Yes, I know Halloween was yesterday, but in craft booth world, the time for Christmas is now. In fact, I’ve been preparing for Christmas this entire month. So, whether or not you are ready for Christmas, remember that you can always pin this project for later!

What You Will Need:

1. An old sign. I find these often at thrift stores and garage sales, but you could also achieve the same look in a picture frame (just like I did with the Button Fall Art project). My sign was an adorable to begin with, but just not exactly my style. Here’s what it looked like before (excuse the painter’s tape):

Holiday Crafts: Make a Christmas Sign with Vintage Buttons!

2. Vintage buttons. Like I’ve mentioned before, I received a rather large button collection from my grandma, so I’ve been using them like crazy. If you don’t have any vintage buttons on hand, you can make your own buttons from recycled materials.

3. Spray paint. Use a low VOC spray paint if you can– it’s more eco-friendly!

4. Hot glue/hot glue gun

How To Do It:

1. Depending on the sign, you might want to update it with a fresh coat of paint. I used a nice Christmas-y red on mine.

Holiday Crafts: Make a Christmas Sign with Vintage Buttons!

2. Once the sign is completely dry, arrange the buttons on the sign. It took me a few tries to get the spacing right.

3. Then, hot glue the buttons to the sign. Be extra careful with the hot glue gun– the buttons are super small, which makes it easy to burn your fingers!

Holiday Crafts: Make a Christmas Sign with Vintage Buttons!

This adorable Christmas sign is ready for my booth now! What craft ideas are you working on for this Christmas? Have you even thought about it yet? I can’t wait to get started on some handmade Christmas gifts, too!


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About the Author

Hello! I'm Bonnie -- a craft nerd, musician, writer, furniture and vintage lover, crafter, and diyer! If you would like to learn more about me, I also have my own blog, Revolutionaries, where I write about more craft projects, furniture redos, and my faith! You can also find me on , Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

6 Responses to Holiday Crafts: Make a Christmas Sign with Vintage Buttons!

  1. Claudia says:

    A few Christmases ago, I did a similar project, making a sign to hang on our front door out of ribbons and old game pieces (like Monopoly houses and dice). Photos here:

  2. Crystal says:

    I love this!!!

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  4. Iris says:

    Wooww, very nice idea, easy and beautiful… I will make one for all the family!!!
    Thank you !!!

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