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Button Wreath Ornament

Put colorful stray buttons to new use as Christmas ornaments.

Button Wreath Ornament

Source: Martha Stewart Living Television

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

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

  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. Tie a bow of seam binding to decorate the wreath.

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