Welcome, fellow wreath-makers…today I have something that is not only super duper extra easy, but also inexpensive AND a fun way to add a pop of festive 4th of July color to your front door! This patriotic easy 4th of July Button Wreath is a ton of fun and you’ll want to bring it out for Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day, and Flag Day, too.
Easy 4th of July Button Wreath
Here’s the beauty of this button wreath: you can really go crazy with the concept and make something amazing, or keep it simple, cheap, and chic. I had a limited amount of buttons and only a thin red ribbon around the house, so that’s what I went with. This wreath would be gorgeous with layered buttons in different shades of blue and red (hmmm, sounds like I need to make another one!) and a big, fat bow.
You can easily modify this wreath for kids to make it kid-friendly. Swap out the hot glue gun for some craft pain and let kids add the buttons (they love this task, actually).
How many buttons do you need to make a button wreath?
I wish I had an easy answer to the question about how many buttons does it take to make a button wreath (sounds like a riddle to me!). We had several little bunches of buttons in red, white, and blue (several bunches of each) that I’d purchased from Michaels in the dollar bins. Next time I’d want more buttons though, to give it some depth.
I love all of the color options available here from Amazon. Don’t even worry about having extras – there are tons of things you can make with them. Here’s a list of button crafts for kids. And check out this cute button Easter Egg!
What supplies do I need to make a button wreath?
This craft is simple and doesn’t require much. You will need:
- Wooden craft ring – I would use a smaller (12″) one next time. Your buttons will go farther!
- Glue gun or crafting glue (I actually think the crafting glue might be easier – although there’s a longer dry time, it’s nice to be able to move the buttons around before they dry – this is also safer for kids than a hot glue gun)
- Buttons (lots of them)
- Ribbon to hang with (I love a big bow and would totally go that route next time)
- White paint (or whatever color you’d like to paint the ring)
- Paint your craft ring and let it dry. You might need to do a couple of coats. most of it will be covered by buttons so this step doesn't have to be perfect.
- Apply glue and add buttons, a few at a time so the glue doesn't dry. Leave one hole uncovered to hang your wreath.
- When dry, sllide your ribbon through the hole and tie a bow, leaving a loop to hang it from.
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