Friday, December 10, 2010

Button Wreath Ornament, Christmas D.I.Y Day Four

Another day, another easy, cheap Christmas craft idea.  Today we are making something festive for the tree or you could use it as a cute package topper.  Kids 6 and up can do this with a little help, so makes a great grandparent or teacher gift as well.  This is another craft that I spent no money on.  A lot of you probably have most of the supplies on hand if not all of them.  So let's get to it!

Button Wreath Ornament

Supplies- wire cutters, assortment of buttons, you need large and small ones for this, wire, I used colored wire that was about a 22 gauge, you can use thicker just makes sure it fits through the holes in the button.  I prefer to use standard buttons versus shank, the shank buttons tend to slip around a bit.

Button Wreath Ornament

Cut 2 pieces of wire about 20 inches long each.  Fold them in half and stack together.  Twist the folded ends together to make a loop.

Button Wreath Ornament

Thread on a large button, bringing it all the way down to the loop.

Button Wreath Ornament

next separate the wire in the middle, with two pieces on each side.  Thread a small button onto each side.  Push up firmly, so they rest just under the edge of the large button.

Button Wreath Ornament

Bring the strand of wire back together and thread another big button on, overlapping the little buttons just a bit.

Button Wreath Ornament

Keep going, alternating between the big buttons and small ones until you have about one inch left of wire.


Button Wreath Ornament

Flip it over and twist the end a few times to secure.


Button Wreath Ornament

If you choose to add an extra pretty button, then thread the wire through the loop we made in the beginning and wrap around a few times to secure.  Clip off any extra and tuck the ends in.

Button Wreath Ornament

String a pretty ribbon through the back and tie, making a loop to hang it with.

Button Wreath Ornament

Now make some more, change up the color schemes on each for a totally different look.

-Kim

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