Framed Postage Stamp & Button Christmas Trees

Yes, I am crafting for Christmas in September!

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This framed button Christmas tree was one of my most popular Christmas crafts of 2012.

My latest framed Christmas trees feature both old postage stamps and buttons.  
Here I am soaking old cancelled stamps off  envelopes with a bowl of water.  I then dried them on paper towel.  These stamps are fairly old  (probably 50's and 60's) but not valuable.  


 I decided to use burlap as the tree backgrounds once again.  I brushed Mod Podge on the frame cardboard backing with a sponge brush.

Then attached burlap to both pieces of cardboard.  I trimmed off any excess around the edges with scissors.

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Then I simply glued on stamps and buttons in a tree shape with Aleene's Tacky Glue.  This was a cheap wooden frame that I painted and distressed with Heirloom White Rustoleum paint.

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This was a wooden craft shop frame that I purchased on clearance and painted and distressed.  The buttons were placed randomly.

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Here I have the new framed postage stamp and button Christmas trees on display inside another frame on the wall.

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This is an easy and very inexpensive Christmas craft you can make too!






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4 comments:

  1. I will have to pin this project also. Your button tree is one of my favorite crafts and I think this year I'm finally going to make one!! I'll have to start looking for old stamps now for the other one! You are so creative!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  2. I like the use of the postage stamps. So clever.

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  3. And would make a lovely hostess gift during the holiday season!
    so cute-- the stamps and the buttons go wonderful together.

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  4. So cute!! You amaze me...I can barely think "Halloween" are you are already dreaming up great Christmas stuff. So fun :)

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