Here’s one of my favorite Valentine’s Day crafts – this sweet, heart-shaped button wreath designed by Patty Schaffer. Patty designed this for us for our Styrofoam Crafts YouTube Channel, and Candie Cooper recreated it on air. (How lucky am I that I get to work with such fun and talented people?) The tutorial for the Sweetheart Button Wreath is below, and of course, you can also watch the video. Speaking of videos, this is the perfect craft to work on if you have some TV time scheduled.
Here’s a shot of Candie getting ready to tape our button craft tutorial for YouTube.
To make a Sweetheart Button Wreath, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM Brand Foam: 6” x 1” open heart
- Double-sided tape
- Pink satin ribbon, 5/8″ x 36″
- Pink buttons, assorted
- Straight pins
- Silver sequins
- Tools needed: Scissors
To make a Sweetheart Button Wreath:
- Cover the sides of the heart. Adhere double-sided tape along bottom outside edge and inside edge of wreath. Remove protective strip and adhere pink ribbon to tape.
- Using a wide variety of sizes and styles, pin buttons onto wreath, completely covering face and exposed edges with a single layer of buttons. If pins slip through holes, thread sequin on first, and then insert pin into button hole; the sequin will hold the pin in place.
- Once surface is covered, fill in any gaps by adding a second layer of buttons. If needed, spot glue buttons in place.
- Thread ribbon through wreath and knot ends. Hang and enjoy.
If you’d like to see more, be sure to watch the video in which Candie shows you how to make the Sweetheart Button Wreath, and other button crafts, too.
Here’s another fun shot from the set of our video shoot (Candie also demonstrates the Button & Button Flowers Wreath in the video).
Instructions for this project are also on StyrofoamCrafts.com, and the photo below links directly to the project tutorial.
I’ve been at the CHA (Craft & Hobby Association) Show the last few days, and I’m on a crazy, crafty overload! The trade show is a gathering of manufacturers, craft store buyers, designers, craft media, and just about anyone and everyone involved in the craft industry. I’ll be home soon, and I will fill you in on a few of the details. Stay tuned!