Simply Leaves Button Wreath

With Halloween now just a memory (yes, I know it was only been a week). But it’s funny how everything is passing by so quickly, chalk it up to age. Leaves have turned from their beautiful vibrant colors to muted browns and before you know it we’ll be hearing Christmas songs on the radio. But before this happens we need to prepare for the best time of the year – Thanksgiving!

button wreath with burlap

Simply Leaves Button Wreath is just that – Simply Leaves buttons can be found in our  Favorite Findings Program #801 and what a better way to create with them and with some additional buttons.

How to create your Button Wreath with Burlap:

Materials:  2 packs of Favorite Findings™ #801 – Simply Leaves
1 Favorite Findings™ Felt Bag of Buttons – #2034 Autumn Burst
1 card La Mode® #31104 wood button
1 card La Mode® #31110 wood button

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1 10″ Flora Craft Foam Wreath (ring)

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Burlap 2 colors: 2 1/2″ roll and 1 1/2″ roll

burlap
Needle and cotton thread
Scissors
Faux acorns
Feathers
Head pins
Hot Glue Gun

To begin your Simply Leaves Button Wreath – wrap the burlap ribbon around your wreath – to make it easier for you, using your head pins secure the end to the wreath and begin wrapping all the way around until you’ve come full circle. As you can see from the photo below your burlap should overlap. Secure with your head pins (as shown in photo).

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Remember when adding the second burlap ribbon you will space this out a bit further. Secure with pins. Next step flowers…

Creating your burlap flowers for your Simply Leaves Button Wreath: you will cut approximately 1 – 12″(or longer) ; 1 – 9″; strip in the dark burlap and 1 – 9″ in the lighter shade. Fold ribbon in half – knot your cotton thread at end and create a straight stitch across the bottom.

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once you’ve come to the end of the strip – gently begin pulling/gathering/bunching the thread to begin forming a flower. Stitch to complete. You can create as many flowers as you wish – for this project I only created 3.

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now your ready to assemble your wreath. Using your hot glue gun adhere your burlap flowers as shown in photo.

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now go back and begin adding your buttons, acorns, feathers and beads. Once you’ve embellished your Simply Leaves Button Wreath its ready for hanging!

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thanksgiving wreath

 

Happy Fall!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Crafting!

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