Make an easy ribbon and button wreath for spring! This wreath is so easy to make. Just wrap the wreath form with wide ribbon, tie on skinny ribbons, and glue on buttons! We made ours in bright colors for spring, but you could also make it in pastels as a baby gift!
1 Foam wreath form, 8-inch diameter
180 assorted buttons in turquoise, lime, yellow, and orange
3 yards Satin ribbon, 1/4-inch wide, turquoise
2 yards Satin ribbon, 1/4-inch wide, lime
2 yards Satin ribbon, 1/4-inch wide, yellow
2 yards Satin ribbon, 1/4-inch wide, orange
4.5 yards Floral ribbon, 1 1/4-inch wide, orange
12 Straight pins
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
1. Cover the foam wreath form with the wide orange ribbon. To do this, pin one end of the orange floral ribbon to the wreath form. Wrap the ribbon all the way around the wreath form, pinning every so often until the wreath is covered.
Secure the end of the orange ribbon with a few straight pins.
2. Next, fashion a hanger for the ribbon and button wreath using a 28-inch length of 1/4-inch wide turquoise ribbon. Tie the piece of ribbon around the wreath form and tie it in a knot, leaving 12-inch ends.
3. Create ribbon ties by cutting 8-inch lengths of the 1/4-inch wide ribbons in turquoise, lime, orange, and yellow. Wrap a piece of ribbon around the wreath, tie the ends in a knot. Trim the ends leaving 1.5 inches on each end. Alternate the color of ribbon every quarter inch, until the wreath is covered in ribbons tied in little knots.
4. Arrange the ribbon knots by gently tugging them around the wreath. Push some toward the outside edge and pull some toward the inside edge of the wreath.
5. Next hot glue buttons all over the ribbon ties on the wreath. Glue the buttons on top of the ribbons, but in between the knots and ties. Trim off any hot glue strings. Hang your easy ribbon and button wreath on your door and welcome spring with buttons and bows!
We love how this wreath turned out, but we think it would be darling in other colors too!
Vintage Style: If you collect old buttons, wrap the wreath in ribbons in ivory, tan, and brown, then cover with vintage tortoise shell, gold, and pearl buttons.
Welcome Baby: Make a sweet wreath for a new baby by choosing pale pastels. Choose light colors for the thin ribbons and tie the ends into little bows. Then cover the wreath with pink, aqua, light yellow, and baby blue buttons.
Solid Style: Create a bold entrance with a monochrome wreath. Cover your wreath with all white shirt buttons. Shabby chic!