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.
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.
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.
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.
I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 43 years. We have one beautiful and precious daughter, age 33.
After more than 37 years in the workforce, I was fortunate enough to be able to quit my job in 2007 and stay home. As a natural born homebody and "nester," this opportunity to be a full-time homemaker has brought me immeasurable contentment and happiness. I thoroughly enjoy spending each and every day in the cozy comfort of "My Cottage of Bliss."
About the "House in Hooterville": In October 2009, we bought a 30 acre horse farm in a small country town approximately 45 miles from the city where I have lived my whole life. Join me, a city girl through and through, as I try to simultaneously adapt to country life in "Hooterville" and redecorate the 1978 brick ranch-style house on the property into My (new) Cottage of Bliss.