Sunday, December 9, 2012

Button Wreath

Hi, I’m Practical Scrapper, Karen and today I'm sharing a fun button wreath that could be a tree ornament, card embellishment, or a great gift topper for a crafty friend.


  12 buttons (½ - ¾ in)
  18 in wire (26 gauge)
  wire cutters & scissors
  ribbon, gems, holly, charms, jingle bells etc
  hot glue gun

1.arrange your buttons in a pleasing manner varying color and size
2. thread one button onto the wire leaving 5 in of wire at the end
3. thread wire through the second hole pulling slowly to avoid the wire twisting and getting kinks; stop frequently to readjust the wire. (this is the most difficult part to get right)
4. thread another button and slide it down to the previous button (buttons should overlap slightly alternating over & under)
5. After you have threaded all 12 buttons on the wire, form a circle and thread the wire back through the first button’s hole. (it will have 2 pieces of wire passing through the holes)
6. Both wires should be on the back of the project so you can twist the wire ends together to secure the wreath.
7. Create a bow for the wreath and use the wire ends to secure it.
8. Attach an embellishment (jingle bell, gem, or charm) in the center of the bow (attach with a hot glue gun if your wire ends are not long enough.)
9. Twist wire ends together, trim off excess, and discreetly bend wire ends down on the back of the wreath.
10. Thread a piece of ribbon or floss through the top button to hang.
As you can see, it is easy to get carried away once you try making these!  Here is how our display looked for our Christmas Sale for charity.
  Happy Holidays!

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Letty S said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Jean said...

So cute!

Lisa P said...

Awesome ornament. Love that it's easy to make too.

Scrap It Girl, Kimberly said...

Great idea.. I have seen button wreathes before but not this version.. this version uses less buttons, which is a good thing. I may use this craft in the future.. thank you for sharing, your wonderful idea.