11 Button Wreath Craft Holiday Decorations

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Even though I still prefer the classic evergreen wreath to just about any other type of wreath, it's also no secret that I love buttons. If you want to use your evergreen wreath on your door, you can still create a Christmas button wreath to hang somewhere else in your house for the holiday season. Many of these projects are very easy to customize for any season or holiday so have fun mixing it up as you please. Happy creating!

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Button Wreath Ornament

Don't let the name Martha Stewart scare you away from this project. This is a relatively easy, quick project that only requires items that can be easily obtained from most craft stores. If you don't want to hang your wreath from a tree, it can also make a wonderful door or wall decoration. There are many ways to customize this little wreath including colors, ribbon style, and size.

How To Make A Button Wreath Ornament Kids Craft | Homestead Acres

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Styrofoam Button Wreath

A Styrofoam base can make a great base for any number of button projects. If you don't want to paint your base, another great option is to cover it in fabric. You can glue or pin the fabric in place. The suggested wreath size for this project is 12" x 1", but don't feel limited by this. A button wreath will look great in just about any size.

Sweet Button Wreaths | Dow Styrofoam Crafts

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Button Wreath Frame

The first link has a tutorial for this idea, but I wanted to include a Christmas example, too. The tutorial recommends using a 12" x 12" canvas as a minimum, which is probably a good idea. You will have a tough time making a substantial wreath that is much smaller than that, especially if you are using a number of larger buttons (although a tiny button wreath would be adorable, too). You can add any embellishments that you like such as bows or other holiday details.

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Wreath for Christmas GIANT size smothered with Green and Red Buttons

This felt wreath features a plethora of hand sewn buttons in all sizes and shades of red, green, and white. I love the striped and dotted buttons that are included. While you could glue the buttons with fabric glue, sewing them will make this a Christmas decoration that lasts for many years. Don't forget to include a ribbon or fabric loop at the top.

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Wreath Form with Burlap and Buttons

The author created this simple wreath by wrapping a wreath form with burlap and then adding some buttons. She does not say what the wreath form is made out of although I would assume that it's Styrofoam. She also does not say how she attached the buttons, but it looks like she glued them. I have pined buttons on Styrofoam forms before as well, which works nicely. You can stick to a small amount of buttons like the author did or you can fill up the whole wreath.

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Cardboard Button Decorated Wreath

If you aren't much for sewing but still enjoy working with buttons, this is a perfect project for you. Although the author avoided a hot glue gun for this project, it would work just fine, as well any other clear drying all-purple craft glue. This is the kind of simple project that is so addicting that as soon as you've finished your Christmas wreath, you'll want to make one in another color combination.

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Christmas Snowflake Button Wreath

I love how this is a winter themed wreath instead of a Christmas themed wreath so it will carry you through the entire season. This link doesn't have any instructions for creating the wreath, but all of the materials are readily available at most craft stores and the creating process is fairly intuitive. If you can't find any snowflake embellishments or paper punches, there are a number of free snowflake printables available online.

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Button Wreath Card

If you love the idea of making a button wreath but don't necessarily want to make one to hang in your house, why not make one on a card? This is such a cute idea that I may have to use it myself sometime. Make sure that you choose buttons that are an appropriate size for your card. Need help making a bow? Check this out.

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Upcycled Button Wreath

This wreath is upcycled because the author is using an old pool noodle for the form and vintage buttons. A Styrofoam wreath form will work just fine, too, if you don't have any old noodles. This wreath is so unique with all of the one of a kind vintage buttons and the funky fabric flowers. If you can't find fabric flowers, consider making your own with this tutorial or with this other great tutorial. I think that all of the red in this wreath makes it appropriate for Christmas, but you can certainly swap out black for green if you like.

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Framed Fabric Button Wreath

There aren't any photos for the step by step instructions, so I would not recommend this project if you don't have any or only have a little sewing experience. This is another one of those projects where you can just glue the buttons in place, but they will hold for a lot longer if you sew them. Take the extra time and create a lasting piece for your home. The bow is a great detail.

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Heart Shaped Button Wreath

The heart shaped frame and vintage details give this wreath a whimsical feel. A fake wood or Styrofoam heart shaped form may be a little hard to come by, but try scouting the craft stores right before Valentine's Day. If you can, include some vintage details to give your piece a unique charm. If you don't have anything on hand, check second hand stores. Old earrings and beads that may not stand up well on their own will be perfect for a decoration like this.

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Fabric Covered Button Wreath

If you're looking for a change from a plastic button wreath, consider using fabric covered buttons with a Styrofoam form. I love the evergreen detail on the pictured wreath, too. If you don't want to purchase fabric covered buttons, consider making your own.

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Patty Inglish, MS 5 years ago from North America

I really like the first wreath at the top of the page!


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bizwin 5 years ago from England, UK

Excellent wreath information.


Splendid Little Stars 5 years ago

a great variety of button wreaths. I can see making these for different seasons or décor styles.


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randomcreative 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

Thanks so much Patty, bizwin, and Margaret!

Margaret, I agree! I would love to have button decorations for my house for all of the different seasons.


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ktrapp 5 years ago from Illinois

These are all so unique and beautiful in their own simple way, but I am partial to the first and second button wreaths. The first one (red and white) would even be nice on a heart-shaped form for Valentine's Day.

~voted up and beautiful~


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randomcreative 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

Thanks so much! I definitely agree.


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kittythedreamer 5 years ago from the Ether

Aren't you just the crafty, creative chica?! I love these wreaths...cute and clever. Absolutely love the Halloween Button Wreath in frame. You make such a wonderful addition to Hubpages, my friend. Keep it up. Voted up, useful, and awesome.


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kikalina 5 years ago from Europe

That button wreath is amazing! I would have never ever thought of it myself!


Linda 5 years ago

I love all the variety in this post! Of course, you gotta just love buttons! Yay!


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Kris Heeter 5 years ago from Indiana

Very cool! I've heard there are button collecting clubs. I went to seminar given by a quilter to uses buttons on crazy quilts and it mentioned that there are big button collecting clubs out there.


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Sinea Pies 5 years ago from Northeastern United States

Who would have thought that plain ole buttons could make such beautiful decorations! Wow.


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Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

Every one of these wreathes are so darned cute I can't stand it!! Love, LOVE buttons :0) Great hub.. voted up!!!


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randomcreative 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

Thanks so much for all of the feedback ladies!

Kris, that's awesome about button collecting clubs. I'll have to keep my ear open for something like that.

Sinea, it's amazing what you can do with buttons!


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learner365 5 years ago

I absolutely adore this Hub.All ideas are so cool and don't require much effort.I am going to bookmark this :)

Voted up, useful,awesome


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randomcreative 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

Thanks so much learner!


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Purple Turtle 5 years ago from Home

Very cool holiday hub! This would have come in handy before my wife convinced me to go out and buy a wreath last weekend. I could have made a couple of these Button Wreath Holiday Decorations. I have lots of spare buttons!


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moneymymmy 5 years ago from Wocestershire

I tink that's really really good that. my little one would really enjoy that


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randomcreative 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

Purple, thanks! You could still make a button wreath to go with your other wreath.

Thanks money! That's great.


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Om Paramapoonya 5 years ago

OMG These are too cute! I like making necklaces and bracelets with buttons, and now I'm so inspired by all these button wreaths. I'm going to try making one myself. :)


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randomcreative 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

Awesome! Let me know how it turns out. :)


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amberld 5 years ago from New Glarus, WI

lots of great wreaths!


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randomcreative 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

Thank you!


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cardelean 5 years ago from Michigan

These wreaths are so cool! Who knew you could do so much with buttons! Thanks for sharing these fabulous ideas.


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

Thanks so much! It is really amazing how many different things you can make with buttons.


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Little Light 4 years ago from Australia

These are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

Thanks so much!


A.CreativeThinker 4 years ago

These wreaths are just great! Such wonderful ideas. Thanks

for sharing. :)


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

Thanks so much!


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alissaroberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

Love all these creative ideas out of buttons. My favorite is the Christmas snowflake wreath! Great hub - thanks for sharing! Voted up & awesome!


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

Thanks so much Alissa!


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Wendy Finn 4 years ago from UK

This is beyond cute! I use buttons a lot in scrapbooking, but never would have thought about this. Looks amazing. Useful and beautiful.


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

Thanks Wendy! Buttons are a great addition to scrapbooking, too.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

randomcreative, my favorite is the one at the top. Buttons certainly made lovely wreaths.


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

Thanks Koffee! They definitely do.


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Mommiegee 4 years ago from Alabama

I love this! This is something that I will definitely try. Thanks randomcreative. You have awesome hubs!


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

Thanks Mommiegee! Have fun with your crafting. :)


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donnah75 4 years ago from Upstate New York

I will be making the wreath cards to send to family and friends for the holidays this year. Love your ideas. Keep them coming :)


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

That's great, donnah! I'm sure that your family and friends will enjoy that. Thanks! I'll do my best. :)


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whalefeather2 4 years ago

Great Ideas!


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

Thank you!


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thefrogshop 4 years ago

Definitely making a Christmas wreath this year! Thank you for this article!


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

That's great, thefrogshop! Best of luck with it.


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Rusticliving 4 years ago from California

I love these wreaths. I think I like the Button Wreath Frames the best. Great ideas for all those buttons we save! Thumbs up! Lisa


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

Thanks, Lisa! This is definitely a great option for buttons that you've been hoarding. :)


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pstraubie48 22 months ago from sunny Florida

Adore these.I am a wreath person It is rare that you do not walk by and see some amazing wreath on my door..usually made by my daughter.

Pinning sharing voting up++++

You are so talented

Angels are on the way to you this afternoon. ps

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