2 December 2019

Traditions of Christmas ~ Button Wreath

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When I was a child, I loved playing with my mom's collection of buttons. Like many ladies of her day, Mom kept the buttons in an old cookie tin. Years later, when my parents were moving from the farm, among their possessions was a huge cookie tin full of buttons. Not the small tin from my childhood, but one that belonged to my great aunt. I'm sure that tin held not only Auntie Bene's button collection, but my grandma's and my mom's as well. I had no idea what I'd do with all those buttons, but I brought the cookie tin home, not willing to leave it behind for someone else to throw away.

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  A few years later, I had an idea for a craft project that I could do with my daughter, Danica....a Christmas wreath. Finally, a way to use some of those buttons! Along with a few other materials we had around the house, we were able to make a lovely wreath. It didn't cost a penny and it made my little girl very happy!
  
Materials Required For Button Wreath:
  • corrugated cardboard for base
  • padding optional
  • fabric or paper to cover cardboard
  • lace optional
  • buttons - colour of your choice
  • other Christmas decorations
  • glue gun, glue sticks

Instructions To Make Button Wreath:

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We started by cutting a cardboard ring,
using a large pizza pan to trace a circle.

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We had some padding that was left over from an upholstery project, 
so we used a glue gun to glue it to our cardboard base.

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We picked out white, ivory, pearl, and gold buttons.
We came up with a beautiful collection to use on our wreath.


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We added some lace around the outside edge of our base, using a glue gun.

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 Danica chose the buttons and arranged them, and I glued them in place.


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white buttons, white lace, gold bells on wreath
We finished the wreath off with some gold dollar store 
Christmas decorations to add some sparkle.

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We added a gold ring and ribbon to hang the wreath.

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This year we added a red star to the top and a white bow and roses to the bottom.
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 I'm so glad I decided to keep that old cookie tin full of buttons! This was such a fun project to do together, and it means so much more for Danica to know the history of those buttons as we hang our wreath each year at Christmas time.

  Thanks for stopping by! I hope you're enjoying our Traditions Of Christmas!

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