Framed Postage Stamp & Button Christmas Trees

September 28, 2014
Yes, I am crafting for Christmas in September!

Crafting for Christmas
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.

Crafting for Christmas
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.

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

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

Crafting for Christmas

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

Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  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!

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

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

  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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