Welcome to the first ever Scrapbook Steals
blog hop. You should have come here from the Scrapbook Steals Blog page. If not, head back over and start from there. Don't forget to visit everyone's pages and leave a comment. Scrapbook Steals will draw a name from all the comments to win a $20 Scrapbook Steals gift certificate. Every comment is a chance to win! How great is that!!!
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!
I will also be choosing a separate winner from the comments on my site. You don't have to be a follower, but I would love it if you do! I will use Random.org to pick a winner Monday morning.