Wednesday, August 19, 2009

White Button Wreath

Kathleen over at Faded Charm hosts a weekly  “White Wednesday” party and she so graciously allowed me to join in.  For my first “White Wednesday,” I wanted to share my white button wreath.
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Making a wreath from buttons is certainly not a new or novel idea.  I didn’t think of it on my own.  Actually, I first saw it done in a magazine years ago.  More recently,  I was reminded of the idea when Cindy @ My Romantic Home  made several beautiful button wreaths and posted about them on her blog.

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A while back, I wrote a post about what a wonderful seamstress my mother was and how I inherited her  stash of buttons when she died.  Looking for a creative way to display some of her buttons, I  decided  to  make my own wreath with the many shades of white buttons I found in her sewing chest.

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It was a little time consuming, but oh-so-easy.  First, I used white spray paint to paint an old grapevine wreath I already had.  Once it was dry, I then wrapped it with white lace and secured it on the back of the wreath with a dab of hot glue.  After that, I simply used the hot glue gun to attach the buttons onto the wrapped wreath.
This little wreath is not only cute, but it has significant sentimental value to me since it was made with my mother’s buttons.

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Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Girl that is just darling...and to have your Mama buttons is just too PRICELESS thank you so much for sharing this...May you have a great day my dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Bill said...

Hi Shari,
Your wreath is absolutely beautiful! What a wonderful way to display your mother's buttons. You're going to get SO MANY compliments on this project!

Bye for now ...

Barb said...

That is so sweet and pretty!!

blessings on you Wednesday.

Barbara Jean

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

What a great idea & a lovely way to display your mom's buttons. I may have to borrow this idea. ☺ Diane

Ana~A Petite Cottage said...

Hi Shari,
Gorgeous! It's so wonderful that you can enjoy something for its beauty as well as its sentimental value. My mother is a seamstress too. Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful White Wednesday!


Mary said...

I love it, Shari! It might sound easy, but I'm sure it took some thought to plan it out, and you did a beautiful job. To have your mom's buttons displayed in such a pretty way would make her very happy, indeed! So glad you joined in...Happy White Wednesday!


Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

It's beautiful! I love buttons--so many shapes and sizes and textures. Each is a little treasure. I'd be into buttons if I weren't into beads. Anyway, thank you for sharing this lovely wreath. ; )

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

Good morning,

What a pretty wreath. I just recently started collecting buttons. Yours are really pretty. I love the look of the all white!

♥ Rebecca

Rebecca said...

That wreath is just beautiful and what a lovely way to display a wonderful memory.
Great idea

Connie said...

What a beautiful wreath and such a sweet way to remind you of your mother.

Mother made most of my clothes and I can remember shopping for buttons. There were so many to choose from and they were the "icing on the cake" when she finished a dress or blouse.

Thanks for sharing your wreath.


Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Hi Shari, welcome to WW...hope you have fun with it! We love your wreath, thank you for sharing!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

How lovely, and so precious that the buttons were your mama's, making it even more beautiful...

common ground said...

The button wreath is wonderful, thanks for sharing how you did it. I wasn't sure what kind of base you used, but wrapping it with lace gives the buttons something to "hold" on to.
Love it!

Lady Pamela said...

You did a beautiful job. I like your idea of wrapping the wreath in lace first. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

What a nice thing to create using inherited buttons!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

This is my first white wednesday too. Love your button wreath! I've been planning on making one lucky you are to have been able to use your mother's buttons!

Joan@anythinsggoeshere said...

What a pretty post. Love your button wreaths. Come by and visit my white Wednesday post.

Thanks for joining us!

ceekay said...

Fantastic button wreath! How special to have buttons from years ago. Happy White Wednesday!

Vicki said...

Oh, Shari,
Your button wreath is beautiful! Each button is so unique and has such sentimental value since they were your mothers. You did a wonderful job. Now I want to try one. Thanks for sharing with us. Come see me at Bunny Cottage when you have the opportunity. Vicki

bee'nme said...

Hi Shari!

I don't quite know where to start with my commenting...I just finished getting cought up on all you've been up to over the last couple of weeks or so and I'm in awe!! First off, this button wreath is so very beautiful...and it's made even more so because of the sentiment behind it...what a beautiful little tribute to your mom. LOVE all the shades of's amazing how many there are and how well they all work together!

Your pink dress and the story behind it are precious! You are an excellent photographer, BTW...nice work on the photos!

OK, I am SO IMPRESSED with your bedroom furniture makeover...WOW!!! I had no idea that beadboard wallpaper would look so absolutely looks like the real thing. I will most definitely be using this idea on some upcoming projects...I love the beadboard look, but am dismayed by the cost...until now. Great job!! Oh, and I LOVE the new aqua color in the bedroom!

Well, just loving all the beautiful and achievable ideas you've shared...thank you for sharing them!!

Hope you have a lovely weekend!!

Hugs & Blessings,
Becky S.

Lisa said...

Wow! What a super wreath! I just love it! Well Done!
Hugs, Lisa

Miss Gracie's House said...

Welcome to WW...What a great way to use your mother's buttons...something you can enjoy everyday!

my home sanctuary said...

Oh how pretty. And what a neat way to display yours mothers collection.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a Blessed Thursday,

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Shari, What a great idea to use your Mothers collection of buttons that way. Very clever and pretty! I have a bunch of buttons just sitting around... humm I might do this for thoughtful gifts for people.

Happy Whites-

Anonymous said...

Haven't chatted with you in awhile! I really love this wreath. I am inspired to try one. Did you hot glue the buttons or wire them?

Cindy said...

What a great idea and it is sooo pretty, too. I could do that, I have so many buttons that I will never use! Hugs, Cindy s

French Cupboard said...

Beautiful idea. I love old buttons, especially the mother-of-pearl ones. =)

Blessings... POlly

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your input on my built in blog.

I saw this wreath when Cindy made it on her blog. She is amazing isn't she?

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Oh, I'm so late in seeing this but thank you for mentioning me!!! And thank you sweet!