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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Button Wreath Tutorial.

As this tutorial no longer appears on my blog, I would like to share it again with you!
Sorry for those who have already seen it, and also attempted to make their own wreath-hope my new readers will be inspired as well! 

You'll need lace, ribbon, a hot glue gun + glue and a wreath base, any material, any shape. I used one I had on hand, but styrofoam ones work great too.

You may want to incorporate odd and broken vintage baubles...

... and naturally, oodles of buttons!!

Make a loop to hang the wreath. Secure with knots.

Cover the support in ribbon and lace, this will make the back of your work neat and clean too.

Start attaching buttons with a hot glue gun, paying attention not to burn your fingers!
Inside...

Outside...

Once you've done with the complete perimeter, start covering the whole wreath, adding some baubles too, here and there, just to make it sparkle.

When finished, remember to clean your wreath from the glue gun 'cobwebs' before hanging or give it as gift.
Have fun making your own!
Monica x.

28 comments:

  1. I would love to make my own! Beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing your secrets! I need to buy a glue gun. Hugs xo

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  2. Just beautiful-can't wait to make one!

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  3. This is so beautiful, Monica! Thank you for sharing your tutorial! One of my boys was just using our glue gun last night for a project for school... talk about gluey cobwebs! lol

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  4. Love this idea! It turned out beautiful. My daughter made me a button card for Mother's Day. She cut out a heart from cardstock and then glued all white buttons on the front. It turned out so pretty. Does she know me or what?

    Thanks for the tutorial and enjoy your day.

    Kathleen

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  5. Monica, I love your button wreath. Thanks for sharing and hope you're having a lovely day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  6. Thanks for the tutorial, Monica! I love buttons, and put them together with wreaths (or frames) and I'm in heaven. This is so cute. I'd love to try it.

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  7. Your wreath is beautiful, Monica,
    with the buttons and other lovely things !
    Thanks for sharing !
    Hugs,
    Sylvia

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  8. I remember this wreath and love it as much now as I did then. It's SO sweet!

    Have a lovely week, Monica! :-)

    xoxo
    Jane

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  9. Oh it still remains so beautiful......
    I love those georgeous hearts you make.....
    Really made with love....
    Nice evening

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  10. Beautiful! I love it. What a lovely gift. Thanks for posting it again.
    Have a wonderful day,
    Meredith

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  11. Love this, Monica and may even try to make one myself - sometime. Thanks for the tutorial. Lesley

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  12. So beautiful! Love the idea of using buttons! Thanks for the tut.
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  13. i also remember this beautiful wreath. Thanks for for sharing the tutorial.

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  14. They are all beautiful Monica!!

    So nice done these.........give Kim a big hug from me............and you too...............

    Happy day tomorrow.............Ria

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  15. What a great project - thanks for sharing! The mother of pearl buttons give it such a subtle sparkle and glow - super nice!

    Amanda

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  16. Love your wreath, Monica! Thank you for the tutorial.

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  17. Hi Monica,

    I have always admired your beautiful button wreath and love that you have used all the pretty old buttons and baubles.

    Enjoy the rest of the week
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  18. Oooh what a wonderful tutorial! Just today I was noticing that my "once huge" button collection has really dwindled down. I think I should start a mission to collect more gorgeous buttons so I can make one of these. It's just lovely.
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Holly

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  19. Beautiful wreath, Monica. I've done this to picture frames also, but ouch, did I burn myself!!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  20. Captivating elements - Loving the details!

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  21. Such a beautiful project Monica & the heart shaped grapevine wreath makes the perfect base ♥

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  22. Its so pretty, and nice that you added some other bits of jewelry, not just buttons.

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  23. I love this, Monica! Thanks so much for coming by to say hi to Jacqueline, the editor or Romantic Homes. xo Lidy

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  24. Monica, your wreath is totally gorgeous...thanks for sharing the how to!!!

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  25. I love your wreath, Monica, it is so pretty. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  26. just lovely! Rachaelxo

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  27. nou zeg wat maak jij een mooie dingen, ik vind het geweldig dat ik je blog heb gevonden en kom natuurlijk vaker even langs .... bedankt dat ik mocht mee genieten..

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  28. Great tutorial for a gorgeous wreath!! I think I need to make one for my living room or guest room! Thanks for sharing!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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