I love covered buttons! I use them wherever I can. I love that I can use my favorite fabrics in them to create something fun and festive. Here’s how I made my Covered Button Christmas Wreath.
- Floracraft styrofoam wreath form
- 7/8-inch covered button kit (I used two packs of 10)
- Upholstery webbing
- Pins with heads
- Wood piece
- Round stencil
- Paint and chalkboard paint
- Chalk or chalk pen
- Hot glue
- Bakers twine
Directions: Wrap the upholstery webbing around the wreath form. Use pins to secure them into the wreath form. Keep wrapping the wreath with the webbing until it’s completely covered. Pin down the webbing when the wreath is fully covered, but don’t trim off the excess webbing just yet. Usually when I wrap wreath forms like this, one side will look better than the other, and I’ll choose that as the front. In this case, the side that didn’t look as good had some sagging. Use more pins to secure the webbing in the back. If there are any saggy areas, you can fold the webbing until it’s taught, and secure with more pins. I made the hanging loop by wrapping the webbing around but leaving a big loop up top, about 5 inches tall. Secure the loop with a few pins in the back. Then, the rest hung down the middle and draped over the front of the wreath. Don’t trim anything just yet. Next, I made my buttons out of red and green fabric. They weren’t actual Christmas/holiday-themed fabric, just red and green! Then, I inserted a pin into the shank (make sure the pin head doesn’t pass through the shank) and bended the pin so that it will stick straight into the wreath form. You can gently bend it with your fingers or use pliers. Stick the buttons into the wreath form. I evenly spaced 15 of them all along the wreath in a pattern that my girls suggested (red red green red red green). I also placed four at the top. To make the sign in the middle, I used a scrap piece of wood, and painted it first with green chalk paint, and then I painted a circle with black chalkboard paint using a circle stencil (if you are better at painting than I am, you can trace a circle and paint inside it, instead of using a stencil). While it dried, I practiced writing “Noel” in the space, allowing for a button for the “O”. Then when the chalkboard paint was fully dry, I wrote around the button. All that’s left is to add some bakers twine plus some hanging hardware in the back, and more twine for hanging. I pinned the twine into the upper/inner edge of the wreath form. I trimmed the end of the upholstery webbing in a V, allowing it to dangle off the end of the wreath a few inches. All done! The wreath was quick to make with a cute result using my trusty covered buttons! I had posted this on Create.Craft.Love. a few weeks ago as part of Jill’s wreath workshop. Thanks again Jill for having me on your blog, and thank you to Floracraft for supplying the wreath form!