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Project

Button Wreath Ornament

Put colorful stray buttons to new use as Christmas ornaments.

Introduction

If you don't have enough loose buttons, or the right colors, don't worry -- stores sell them by the bagful. Kids will enjoy this project because each wreath they make will be unique.

Resources: 16-gauge copper wire and 22-gauge silver-plate wire available at local craft and hardware-supply stores. 22-gauge green floral wire available at local floral-supply stores.

Materials

  • Needle-nose pliers or wire cutters
  • 16-gauge copper wire, or 22-gauge green floral wire, cut to 9-inch lengths
  • 72 buttons for each wreath
  • Scissors
  • Satin ribbon, 1/8 inch wide and 6 inches long
  • Seam binding for decorative bow

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Using pliers, make a small loop at one end of the wire.

  2. Step 2

    Thread buttons onto the wire until you have enough to form the size of the wreath you want. Our wreaths are 2 1/2 inches in diameter.

  3. Step 3

    Using pliers, bend the plain end of the wire around the looped end. This will form the wreath.

  4. Step 4

    Use the satin ribbon to make a loop for hanging the wreath; tie the ribbon in a knot about 3 inches above the wreath.

  5. Step 5

    Tie a bow of seam binding to decorate the wreath.

Source
Martha Stewart Living Television

Reviews (2)

  • opat 17 Dec, 2007

    This is a fun way to get rid of some of the buttons I have collected. Fast and east, I recommend trying it for fun. I have one above my computer.

  • me_nora 11 Dec, 2007

    Excellent idea for those who have a naughty little boy like mine. Thanks to this kind of ornaments I don't have to worry about my kid getting hurt. Thank you!