DIY Project: Vintage Buttons in Vintage Jello Molds

by Dagmar Bleasdale on June 21, 2014

vintage buttons in vintage Jello tin moldI scored a lot of vintage buttons at an estate sale the other day and have been busy the last two days to sort through them and package them in a cute way for my store at the Newburgh Vintage Emporium.

I already had a bunch of vintage Jello tin molds that I had been saving to make something crafty with, and now they came in handy: I added buttons to them, put them into cellophane bags, and added a ribbon and a nice tag to every one of them.

It’s really labor-intensive and I hope customers will notice them and want to bring them home. I know from my experience at the Country Living Fair that these are the items I and most people gravitate to — the little affordable, nicely packaged, vintage things — so I hope these will find great homes.

They make a cute gift for someone into crafts or sewing, or a sweet little conversation piece in any home.

vintage buttons in vintage Jello tin moldSo these will be dropped off at the store tomorrow:

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How do you think these turned out? Any suggestions for other ideas?

Do you have a thing for buttons? Have you ever used them for a DIY or craft project?

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Lou Lou Girls December 22, 2014 at 12:54 PM

This is fabulous! I love it. Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for being a part of our party! I hope you stop by on Monday at 7 pm. We love to party with you. Merry Christmas! Lou Lou Girls


Misty Nicole Overstreet-Roberts (The Lady Prefers To Save) August 10, 2014 at 3:54 PM

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Cindy Nehlsen June 21, 2014 at 10:45 PM

I think these are adorable. I love how you put your own creative twist on what we saw at the Fair.


Dagmar Bleasdale June 25, 2014 at 12:01 AM

Thanks, Cindy! Now I can’t wait to find more vintage buttons at tag sales.


Melissa @ My Recent Favorite books June 21, 2014 at 10:14 AM

I love your ideas! They will make wonderful gifts!


Dagmar Bleasdale June 21, 2014 at 6:06 PM

Thanks, Melissa! I already gave one away, and I hope the others with fly off the shelf :)


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