Mini Fabric Wrapped Button Wreath
At first glance a shower curtain ring might not seem to be the ideal mini wreath base, but add a little quilt batting and some seasonal fabric and you’ve got the perfect base for your mini wreath!
THE BIRTH OF THIS MINI WREATH
Last spring a chance trip to a thrift store netted me 18 wooden curtain rings for $1.99 and I been hooked on making mini wreaths ever since!
While looking for more wooden rings on the cheap (these are pretty expensive to buy outright in bulk!) I kept seeing shower curtain rings for dirt cheap – so the wheels started turning and I came up with a way to use these inexpensive plastic rings for spectacular Mardi Cras and Valentine’s Day Curtain Ring Ornaments. Click on the link to see how I did it!
I made a few fabric wrapped mini grapevine button wreaths for my Christmas tree last year but just thought that using them as the wreath base was just too expensive. I continued to wrestle with the need for a CHEAP wreath base until I remembered the Candy Cane Package Decorations I made that were inspired by my friend Maggie’s Fabric Wrapped Candy Canes. She uses plastic candy canes for a base and I had tried some with some super skinny (remember these?) purchased at a flea market. I didn’t like how they looked so I used quilt batting to pad them out. Remembering this, the “Mini Fabric Wrapped Button Wreath” was born!
These are very cute hanging on a seasonal tree or wreath. Or suspend one or two on long ribbons and hang them in a window,
This is a great craft for kids as it is very easy to do. And at less than 15 cents each it is also very inexpensive – - – making it a great craft for a crowd.
And while it is easy enough for kids, teens and adults can be challenged enough to keep their interest.
Customize it to the season simply by changing the color of the fabric, buttons and trim. So it works for Valentine’s Day, spring & Easter, Harvest, Christmas, etc. all equally well.
Use your mother’s or grandmother’s vintage buttons to create a heirloom ornament.
- Shower curtain rings
- Quilt batting strips
- Torn fabric strips
- Trim: ribbon, lace, rick-rack, etc.
- Embellishments: buttons, mini wooden shapes, ornamental buttons, string of seed pearls, etc.
- Ornament hangers
- White glue
- Cotton swabs or paint brush
- Rings: On-hand or around 8 cents each
- Fabric: On-hand or $1 a yard and up
- Buttons: On-hand or $2 and up for 30
- Wrap very narrow trim all the way around the wreath if desired.
- Instead of gluing a mini ornament on the wreath tie it to the top of the wreath before adding trim and let it hang freely in the center of the wreath.