I was beyond honored when Kristy Lee asked me to join in the fun. We have so many wonderfully talented girls part of this hop. I just hoped I could live up to it. :-) When we were asked to create with Basic Grey Buttons and Brads, I was in heaven. I love the colors that Basic Grey uses. I went through a number of different ideas about what I wanted to do - from a scrapbook page to a topiary. I finally settled on a button wreath. I had never done one before and I thought it was time to add a little something crafty to my daughter's room, and this would a perfect time to kill two birds with one stone, as it were.
So I set off to find what I needed to make one! I used a white wreath form, a lot of glue sticks, some straight pins and, of course, the Basic Grey Brads & Buttons.
I sorted the brads and buttons according to size - with a little help from my little guy.
I spray painted the wreath gold so that if anything showed through when I got done layering buttons and brads, there would be a fun color showing. Make sure you test your Styrofoam on an inconspicuous spot before you paint the whole thing. Some paints don't mix with some Styrofoams. I got lucky with mine and it all worked out just fine.
From there, it was a matter of layering buttons and brads all over the wreath. I started with the largest buttons and kept working my way down through the sizes. I discovered the heads of my stick pins were too small for the bigger buttons, but they worked perfect for the small buttons, so I used them as a pop of silver accents throughout the wreath.
Here is the final product. My almost 5 year old son had fun working with me on this project - handing me the next buttons, brads, etc. And now he has claimed this wreath as his own. Guess I will be making another one for my daughter's room!
I hope you enjoyed taking a look at how I made this fun wreath.
Here is the Blog Hop Order. Be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment. Remember - the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win that $20 gift certificate!
- Scrapbook Steals: http://scrapbooksteals.stealnetwork.com/wp/
- Kristy MacKeen: http://www.mamasanity.blogspot.com/ <----You are here...
- Staci Jones: http://cheaperthantherapy.posterous.com/ <----Go here next!
- Amber Sheaves: http://allamberallthetime.blogspot.com/
- Cristine Redmond: http://onescrappynovice.blogspot.com/
- Venetia Holbrook: http://winningatfailing.blogspot.com/
- Charity Becker: http://www.menemenetekeluniversity.blogspot.com/
- Van Nguyen: http://likethecar.blogspot.com/