Tutorial + How-to DIY Christmas Ornaments: Button Wreath

Published on December 6th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell


Button Wreath Ornament

Button Wreath Ornament

I really miss all of the homemade ornaments that I would put on our Christmas tree when I was growing up. I loved the stories they brought each year as we put them on the tree. In order to start my own “stories,” I’ve been trying to make my own Christmas ornaments. Last year I made these fabulous recycled magazine ornaments and this year I was inspired by Craftapalooza’s button wreath!

What You Will Need:

1. Lightweight cardboard

2. Old buttons

3. Scissors

4. Hot glue/hot glue

5. Pencil

6. Twine

How To Do It:

1. Trace two circles on your cardboard like so:

Button Wreath Ornament

2. Cut your pattern out.

3. Hot glue your buttons onto the cardboard. I did one layer of buttons and then did a second layer in the middle to cover up some of the cardboard peeping through!

4. In order to hang my ornament, I took some twine and hot glued it to the back of my wreath like so:

Button Wreath Ornament

You can use whatever you have on hand, though!

Once your glue is dry, you’re good to go! Now you have a totally cute button wreath ornament!Button Wreath Ornament

Looking for more awesome Christmas decor ideas? Check these out:

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Hello! I'm Bonnie -- a craft nerd, musician, writer, furniture and vintage lover, crafter, and diyer! If you would like to learn more about me, I also have my own blog, Revolutionaries, where I write about more craft projects, furniture redos, and my faith! You can also find me on , Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

2 Responses to Button Wreath Ornament

  1. Anna says:


    here’s another recycling idea for Christmas tree ornaments, in Swedish, but simple enough to understand with just the photos:
    The idea is that a lot of plastic lids from packaging look like little frames and can be used for photos or Christmassy images!



  2. Crystal says:

    I love this! 🙂

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