button wreath

My Creation

Have been meaning to make one of these for some time but haven't been able to find a suitable base as none of the local shops supple them.
When browsing I came upon this easy solution - so easy why didn't I think of it before?
Take a 2 lengths of kitchen foil - the length of the circumference of required size. If you are making a larger size you will probably need a couple more layers to make it sturdy. I used the lid of a storage jar. Roll up the foil, join into a circle and squish together. Wrap around with ribbon, cotton tape, twine etc. The attached buttons, bows or whatever you fancy. You can glue them on but I chose to sew them. I used vintage and new buttons in various shades of white, some sequin leaves, butterflies, flowers and paper roses. I also attached some gathered lace. Sewed on a lace hanger and voila I have a little wreath to hang on my door.
Some of the buttons look coloured in the photo but they are shades of white
Ooops I see a couple of spaces that require some more buttons............

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andie commented on 2011-06-25 09:47:56

This is terrific Julie, very pretty

mollypops commented on 2011-06-25 14:10:22

Fab Julie,looks really pretty....I've always wanted to make one of these too but,too many projects and ideas and not enough time in the day eh? haha.xx

grandmum commented on 2011-06-25 21:33:14

WOW, fabulous work Julie - lots of buttons on there! Nice one! Jx

glaslas commented on 2011-06-26 14:29:39

Cool x

annarrow commented on 2011-06-26 18:37:45

This looks fabulous, a really pretty piece.

snowwhite commented on 2011-06-26 23:35:28

Lovely x

tinca commented on 2011-07-11 11:57:18

loving this You have some fab buttons there you have. eilx

Time Taken
1 hour +
Just a personal treat
24 June 2011

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