Dress up your door for spring with a colorful button wreath.
You Will Need:
1 wreath form, 8-inch diameter
180 assorted buttons in turquoise, lime, yellow, and orange
3 yards satin turquoise ribbon, 1/4-inch wide
2 yards satin lime ribbon, 1/4-inch wide
2 yards satin yellow ribbon, 1/4-inch wide
2 yards satin orange ribbon, 1/4-inch wide
41/2 yards orange floral ribbon, 11/4-inch wide
12 flathead straight pins
hot glue gun and glue sticks
Cover the wreath form by pinning one end of the orange floral ribbon to the wreath form. Wrap the ribbon around the form, pinning every so often until the wreath is covered. Secure the end of the ribbon with a straight pin and trim.
Make a hanger for the wreath with a 28-inch length of 1/4-inch turquoise ribbon. Tie the ribbon around the form and knot, leaving 12-inch ends.
To create the little ribbon ties, cut 8-inch lengths of the 1/4-inch wide turquoise, lime, yellow, and orange ribbons. Wrap one length around the wreath, tie into a knot, and trim, leaving 11/2-inch ends. Continue, alternating colors every quarter inch, until the wreath form is covered in little knots.
To arrange the knots, gently tug them around so they are misaligned, pushing some toward the outside edge and some toward the inside edge of the wreath form.
To cover the wreath, hot glue buttons all over the front of the wreath form. Glue the buttons on top of the ribbons, but not over the knots and ties. Trim any hot glue strings. Hang on your door and welcome spring with buttons and bows!
Variations On The Theme:
Vintage – If you’re lucky enough to find a jar full of old buttons, wrap up a wreath in antique elegance. Cover the wreath form with wide chestnut ribbon. Then complement the vintage tortoise shell, gold, and pearl buttons with ribbons in ivory, tan, and brown.
Button Baby – Make a darling wreath perfect for a baby shower by choosing a palette of pale pastels. Start by covering the wreath form with a wide aqua ribbon. Choose baby hues for the smaller ribbons and tie the ends into tiny bows. Finally, cover the wreath with buttons in pink, aqua, light yellow, and baby blue.
Solid Style – Make a bold entrance with a modern monochrome wreath. Cover a wreath with a collection of all white shirt buttons for a shabby chic effect. Gather navy buttons and ribbons for a sharp, nautical style. Or make a wreath of red buttons for a look that’s H-O-T!