Well Bust My Buttons! DIY Button Wreath

DIY Button Wreath

During the holiday season, children love the idea of giving gifts just as much as they do receiving them. Nothing is as exciting as watching them put their heart into making a gift for another family member or special friend.

If you are looking for a simple holiday gift for children to make, why not consider a button wreath ornament? Button wreath ornaments require just a few simple items and very little time. The best part? There is no big mess to clean up afterwards either! They are sweet little holiday mementos that allow your child to participate in the gift giving during the season, plus they are a fun way to spend some family time together.

Simple Supply List:

Supply for Button Wreath

  • Several dozen craft buttons in a variety of sizes. (Raid your craft drawers for these, or you can buy them for $4.99 a bag at your local Michael’s or Hobby Lobby. Don’t forget to print off your 40% coupon before you go!)
  • Crafting wire or pipe cleaners. (Available at your local dollar stores for $1.00)
  • Ribbon or string. (Try to find leftover pieces around the house, or you can purchase this for less than $1.00 at most store.

Directions:

  • Before you begin, be advised that this is a craft that should be done with children under adult supervision. Buttons can pose a choking hazard so children should always be supervised around them if they are rather young.
  • Give each child a bowl with their buttons in it. This will provide them easy access to the button they wish to use.
  • Have them begin stringing buttons one at a time, leaving a fingertip space at the end of each side of their pipe cleaner.
  • Once their pipe cleaner is full, gently bend the pipe cleaner into a circle shape.
  • Twist the two bare ends around each other until they are tightly closed and your wreath is secure.
  • You can bend and shape the wreath as needed to get it into the perfect shape.
  • Using your yarn or ribbon, tie a bow over your enclosure. You can add extra yarn or ribbon to create a hanging piece as well.
  • Stand back and admire their hard work!

Tips and Tricks:

Look to use buttons with larger holes. It will make it easier for little hands to slide the buttons on the pipe cleaner. If you can’t find green, red, or holiday colored buttons, you can always give the wreath a quick spray of spray paint ( Green and red are .99 at Walmart) to give it some holiday color.

Looking for more?

When stringing on buttons you can talk about pattern building with your little ones. This is an early mathematics skill and children start noticing patterns around them at a young age. Talk to them about the patterns they are making, the sizes and shapes of the buttons they are using, and the shape of the wreath. These are all early math skills hard at work! An activity such as this is also ideal for encouraging fine motor skills and coordination. It is play time at its best!

So gather up your supplies and head to the table! Children will love making these special gifts all on their own!

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About femiakatie

Katie is the owner of The Savvy Luna Bugg Handmade & Vintage Shop, and runs a blog under the same name. She can usually be found out and about scouring thrift stores, with a diet soda in one hand and vintage linens in the other. Always seeing the glass half full, she loves finding new uses for old objects, crafting with her two daughters, and teaching others how to see past the trash and to the treasure.

Comments

  1. that is adorable!

  2. This is a cute idea. My son would love it. I am surprised the pipecleaner fit through the buttons. I’ll have to go pick some up and do this craft.

  3. I’m impressed! That turned out real cute!

  4. Sounds like a fun craft I could do with the kids.

  5. Krystle(Baking Beauty) says:

    This is so cute! I’m not crafty at all, but I could handle this!

  6. Haha. Fun title and clever project. Thanks for sharing your creativeness on BeColorful this week.
    p

  7. I did your button wreaths with my 2 and 4-year-olds! See how they turned out here: http://sandandtable.com/button-wreaths-extra-buttons-youre-saving-for-no-good-reason/
    Good idea!

  8. Cute wreath, thanks so much for sharing this with us all on Tutorial Thursdays Linky Party.
    x
    Natalie
    Marigolds’ Loft

  9. Such a cute project

  10. So cute! I would love for you to join me at Check Me Out Saturday and share with my readers:
    http://iamonly1woman.blogspot.com/2013/12/check-me-out-saturday-craft-link-party_13.html

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