Thursday, November 8, 2012

Making Vintage Button Ball Christmas Ornaments

Crafting With Vintage Sewing Buttons For The Holidays

Right now in my art studio I have bags of of colorful vintage 1940s and 1950s sewing buttons. I keep looking at the large plastic storage box that is holding this stash. Bongo...I just came across a possible vintage craft idea which I actually think I could do. On the blog Incy Wincy Stitches, I found a tutorial on how to make Button baubles. I'm calling them Christmas Button ball ornaments.

Baubles, balls, whatever you want to name them, this idea is so sweet that I had to share it. I can  imagine this Christmas craft idea working with children, older adults or anyone in between.

Materials Needed

Styrofoam balls
vintage (or new buttons0.
eye hooks/or screws
ribbon (to hang)
double sided tape

Pva glue/ or Diamond Gla
paint brushes

This project is very simple. You cover the ball with the tape keeping it smooth, Cover the eye hook with yarn to hide the metal. Stick the eye hook in the ball to use to hang with. Add your buttons.

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A big thank you to Kathy Westaby on Pinterest who has a wonderful board of Vintage Christmas Crafts which she has shared with her followers. This craft idea post was inspired by her board.

C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©. To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at Visit my website, Dianne is a member of: The American Society of Journalists and Authors The Society of Professional Journalists

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