Button Wreath Ornament
Put colorful stray buttons to new use as Christmas ornaments.
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.
- 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
- Satin ribbon, 1/8 inch wide and 6 inches long
- Seam binding for decorative bow
Using pliers, make a small loop at one end of the wire.
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.
Using pliers, bend the plain end of the wire around the looped end. This will form the wreath.
Use the satin ribbon to make a loop for hanging the wreath; tie the ribbon in a knot about 3 inches above the wreath.
Tie a bow of seam binding to decorate the wreath.