22 Button Jar Decorating & Crafting Ideas

February 13, 2024

Photo of bingo cards with buttons.
My mom and both of my grandmas were button collectors. Besides inheriting some of their buttons, I have purchased my own cards and jars of buttons.

Over the last 10+ years, I have used buttons for both decorating and crafting.  Take a look.

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Photo of a simple tabletop vignette with a button jar.
I love using button jars in my "use what you have vignettes".   Although utilitarian, jars full of buttons are eye pleasing and interesting when used as decor.

Photo of old white buttons in a jar inside a china cabinet.
Neutrals in button jars in the china cabinet, along with neutral books and vases.

Photo of antique buttons in an antique jar.
This old jar with very old buttons pairs well with jars of crochet thread.

Photo of a Valentine's Day vignette with buttons and crochet thread.
A Valentine's Day cake pan vignette combined crochet threads, sewing thread, thimbles, jars and cards of buttons, a cloth tape measure, and a cupid print.

Photo of a heart cake pan button mosiac.
My first button mosiac in a heart cake pan. Actually my first mosiac ever. Details in the link.

Photo of paper mache gingerbread men shapes painted and decorated with buttons.
Painted Hobby Lobby paper mache gingerbread men trimmed with buttons and jute for the Christmas tree.

Photo of a snowflake button tree on a black mini canvas.
Easy mini canvas button tree ornaments with eye screws and ribbon.

Photo of a mini grapevine wreath ornament with button.
Super cute mini grapevine wreath tree ornaments with a snowflake button and a faux greenery sprig.

Photo of a galvanized ornament upcycled with a button, clothespin and greenery sprig.

Photo of twig ornaments upcycled with buttons and doilies.
Buttons topped off these twig button snowflake tree ornaments.

Photo of an inexpensive truck ornament upcycled with buttons.
Dollar General truck ornaments upcycle with buttons. The metal button looks like the door handle!

Photo of a Hobby Lobby unfinished tree painted and decorated with buttons.
Unpainted and unfinished Hobby Lobby wooden tree decorating with paint and buttons.

Photo of a stamp and button framed Christmas tree.
Vintage postage stamps were perfect for a button and stamp framed Christmas tree.

Photo of a framed button tree.
Various green buttons created this framed button Christmas tree.

Photo of a cake pan snowman with button face.
An old repurposing project, a cake pan snowman button face.

Photo of hot glued button magnets to hold old photos.
Hot glue a button on a magnet for fun button magnet photo holders.

Photo of a framed Minnesota state home sign with button.
Substitute a button for an "O" in state pride frame decor.

Photo of styrofoam and button Easter eggs.
Styrofoam eggs, paint, glue and buttons are the ingredients for button Easter eggs.

Photo of grubby metal button Christmas trees.
A collection of worn metal buttons pinned on a styrofoam cone became grubby button trees.

Photo of faucet valve/fork handle garden junk flowers.

Photo of Jello mold toadstools with buttons.
Cute plant decorations with my Jello mold toadstool garden project.

Photo of buttons displayed on bingo cards.
Aren't buttons displayed on bingo cards fun? Display by color or type of button or mix them up.

I hope you enjoyed a look back at my button jar ideas! Thanks for visiting.

Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Carlene, I love, love, love all of these button projects! I have always loved buttons but haven't done much crafting or decorating with them. Now i am inspired to get out my buttons! Thanks so much for sharing your button projects! And Happy Valentine's Day!


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