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11 Button Wreath Craft Holiday Decorations

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Even though I still prefer the classic evergreen wreath to just about any other type of wreath, it's also no secret that I love buttons. If you want to use your evergreen wreath on your door, you can still create a Christmas button wreath to hang somewhere else in your house for the holiday season. Many of these projects are very easy to customize for any season or holiday so have fun mixing it up as you please. Happy creating!

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Button Wreath Ornament

Don't let the name Martha Stewart scare you away from this project. This is a relatively easy, quick project that only requires items that can be easily obtained from most craft stores. If you don't want to hang your wreath from a tree, it can also make a wonderful door or wall decoration. There are many ways to customize this little wreath including colors, ribbon style, and size.

How To Make A Button Wreath Ornament Kids Craft | Homestead Acres

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Styrofoam Button Wreath

A Styrofoam base can make a great base for any number of button projects. If you don't want to paint your base, another great option is to cover it in fabric. You can glue or pin the fabric in place. The suggested wreath size for this project is 12" x 1", but don't feel limited by this. A button wreath will look great in just about any size.

Sweet Button Wreaths | Dow Styrofoam Crafts

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Button Wreath Frame

The first link has a tutorial for this idea, but I wanted to include a Christmas example, too. The tutorial recommends using a 12" x 12" canvas as a minimum, which is probably a good idea. You will have a tough time making a substantial wreath that is much smaller than that, especially if you are using a number of larger buttons (although a tiny button wreath would be adorable, too). You can add any embellishments that you like such as bows or other holiday details.

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Wreath for Christmas GIANT size smothered with Green and Red Buttons

This felt wreath features a plethora of hand sewn buttons in all sizes and shades of red, green, and white. I love the striped and dotted buttons that are included. While you could glue the buttons with fabric glue, sewing them will make this a Christmas decoration that lasts for many years. Don't forget to include a ribbon or fabric loop at the top.

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Wreath Form with Burlap and Buttons

The author created this simple wreath by wrapping a wreath form with burlap and then adding some buttons. She does not say what the wreath form is made out of although I would assume that it's Styrofoam. She also does not say how she attached the buttons, but it looks like she glued them. I have pined buttons on Styrofoam forms before as well, which works nicely. You can stick to a small amount of buttons like the author did or you can fill up the whole wreath.

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Cardboard Button Decorated Wreath

If you aren't much for sewing but still enjoy working with buttons, this is a perfect project for you. Although the author avoided a hot glue gun for this project, it would work just fine, as well any other clear drying all-purple craft glue. This is the kind of simple project that is so addicting that as soon as you've finished your Christmas wreath, you'll want to make one in another color combination.

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Christmas Snowflake Button Wreath

I love how this is a winter themed wreath instead of a Christmas themed wreath so it will carry you through the entire season. This link doesn't have any instructions for creating the wreath, but all of the materials are readily available at most craft stores and the creating process is fairly intuitive. If you can't find any snowflake embellishments or paper punches, there are a number of free snowflake printables available online.

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Button Wreath Card

If you love the idea of making a button wreath but don't necessarily want to make one to hang in your house, why not make one on a card? This is such a cute idea that I may have to use it myself sometime. Make sure that you choose buttons that are an appropriate size for your card. Need help making a bow? Check this out.

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Upcycled Button Wreath

This wreath is upcycled because the author is using an old pool noodle for the form and vintage buttons. A Styrofoam wreath form will work just fine, too, if you don't have any old noodles. This wreath is so unique with all of the one of a kind vintage buttons and the funky fabric flowers. If you can't find fabric flowers, consider making your own with this tutorial or with this other great tutorial. I think that all of the red in this wreath makes it appropriate for Christmas, but you can certainly swap out black for green if you like.

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Framed Fabric Button Wreath

There aren't any photos for the step by step instructions, so I would not recommend this project if you don't have any or only have a little sewing experience. This is another one of those projects where you can just glue the buttons in place, but they will hold for a lot longer if you sew them. Take the extra time and create a lasting piece for your home. The bow is a great detail.

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Heart Shaped Button Wreath

The heart shaped frame and vintage details give this wreath a whimsical feel. A fake wood or Styrofoam heart shaped form may be a little hard to come by, but try scouting the craft stores right before Valentine's Day. If you can, include some vintage details to give your piece a unique charm. If you don't have anything on hand, check second hand stores. Old earrings and beads that may not stand up well on their own will be perfect for a decoration like this.

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Fabric Covered Button Wreath

If you're looking for a change from a plastic button wreath, consider using fabric covered buttons with a Styrofoam form. I love the evergreen detail on the pictured wreath, too. If you don't want to purchase fabric covered buttons, consider making your own.

More button craft resources from the author.

© 2011 Rose Clearfield

Comments

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on July 23, 2018:

I'm so glad to hear it! Happy crafting!

Sharlee on July 23, 2018:

What a great article. I was handed down a huge box of very old buttons my aunt had collected for many years. You have provided me with a way to now display some of her wonderful buttons. Thank you...

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on January 26, 2015:

Adore these.I am a wreath person It is rare that you do not walk by and see some amazing wreath on my door..usually made by my daughter.

Pinning sharing voting up++++

You are so talented

Angels are on the way to you this afternoon. ps

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on October 29, 2012:

Thanks, Lisa! This is definitely a great option for buttons that you've been hoarding. :)

Liz Rayen from California on October 29, 2012:

I love these wreaths. I think I like the Button Wreath Frames the best. Great ideas for all those buttons we save! Thumbs up! Lisa

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on October 08, 2012:

That's great, thefrogshop! Best of luck with it.

thefrogshop on October 08, 2012:

Definitely making a Christmas wreath this year! Thank you for this article!

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on September 06, 2012:

Thank you!

whalefeather2 on September 06, 2012:

Great Ideas!

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on July 05, 2012:

That's great, donnah! I'm sure that your family and friends will enjoy that. Thanks! I'll do my best. :)

Donna Hilbrandt from Upstate New York on July 05, 2012:

I will be making the wreath cards to send to family and friends for the holidays this year. Love your ideas. Keep them coming :)

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 18, 2012:

Thanks Mommiegee! Have fun with your crafting. :)

Mommiegee from Alabama on May 18, 2012:

I love this! This is something that I will definitely try. Thanks randomcreative. You have awesome hubs!

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on February 14, 2012:

Thanks Koffee! They definitely do.

Susan Hazelton from Sunny Florida on February 14, 2012:

randomcreative, my favorite is the one at the top. Buttons certainly made lovely wreaths.

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on February 07, 2012:

Thanks Wendy! Buttons are a great addition to scrapbooking, too.

Wendy Finn from UK on February 07, 2012:

This is beyond cute! I use buttons a lot in scrapbooking, but never would have thought about this. Looks amazing. Useful and beautiful.

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on December 15, 2011:

Thanks so much Alissa!

Alissa Roberts from Normandy, TN on December 15, 2011:

Love all these creative ideas out of buttons. My favorite is the Christmas snowflake wreath! Great hub - thanks for sharing! Voted up & awesome!

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on December 13, 2011:

Thanks so much!

A.CreativeThinker on December 13, 2011:

These wreaths are just great! Such wonderful ideas. Thanks

for sharing. :)

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on December 13, 2011:

Thanks so much!

Lilly May Rose from Australia on December 13, 2011:

These are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on December 11, 2011:

Thanks so much! It is really amazing how many different things you can make with buttons.

cardelean from Michigan on December 11, 2011:

These wreaths are so cool! Who knew you could do so much with buttons! Thanks for sharing these fabulous ideas.

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on December 11, 2011:

Thank you!

Amber White from New Glarus, WI on December 11, 2011:

lots of great wreaths!

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on December 10, 2011:

Awesome! Let me know how it turns out. :)

Om Paramapoonya on December 10, 2011:

OMG These are too cute! I like making necklaces and bracelets with buttons, and now I'm so inspired by all these button wreaths. I'm going to try making one myself. :)

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on December 09, 2011:

Purple, thanks! You could still make a button wreath to go with your other wreath.

Thanks money! That's great.

moneymymmy from Wocestershire on December 09, 2011:

I tink that's really really good that. my little one would really enjoy that

Purple Turtle from Home on December 09, 2011:

Very cool holiday hub! This would have come in handy before my wife convinced me to go out and buy a wreath last weekend. I could have made a couple of these Button Wreath Holiday Decorations. I have lots of spare buttons!

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on December 09, 2011:

Thanks so much learner!

Saadia A on December 09, 2011:

I absolutely adore this Hub.All ideas are so cool and don't require much effort.I am going to bookmark this :)

Voted up, useful,awesome

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on December 08, 2011:

Thanks so much for all of the feedback ladies!

Kris, that's awesome about button collecting clubs. I'll have to keep my ear open for something like that.

Sinea, it's amazing what you can do with buttons!

Jamie Brock from Texas on December 08, 2011:

Every one of these wreathes are so darned cute I can't stand it!! Love, LOVE buttons :0) Great hub.. voted up!!!

Sinea Pies from Northeastern United States on December 08, 2011:

Who would have thought that plain ole buttons could make such beautiful decorations! Wow.

Kris Heeter from Indiana on December 08, 2011:

Very cool! I've heard there are button collecting clubs. I went to seminar given by a quilter to uses buttons on crazy quilts and it mentioned that there are big button collecting clubs out there.

Linda on December 08, 2011:

I love all the variety in this post! Of course, you gotta just love buttons! Yay!

kikalina from Europe on December 08, 2011:

That button wreath is amazing! I would have never ever thought of it myself!

Kitty Fields from Summerland on December 08, 2011:

Aren't you just the crafty, creative chica?! I love these wreaths...cute and clever. Absolutely love the Halloween Button Wreath in frame. You make such a wonderful addition to Hubpages, my friend. Keep it up. Voted up, useful, and awesome.

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on December 07, 2011:

Thanks so much! I definitely agree.

Kristin Trapp from Illinois on December 07, 2011:

These are all so unique and beautiful in their own simple way, but I am partial to the first and second button wreaths. The first one (red and white) would even be nice on a heart-shaped form for Valentine's Day.

~voted up and beautiful~

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on December 07, 2011:

Thanks so much Patty, bizwin, and Margaret!

Margaret, I agree! I would love to have button decorations for my house for all of the different seasons.

Splendid Little Stars on December 07, 2011:

a great variety of button wreaths. I can see making these for different seasons or décor styles.

Christabel Evans from England, UK on December 07, 2011:

Excellent wreath information.

Patty Inglish MS from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on December 07, 2011:

I really like the first wreath at the top of the page!

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