November 10

Buttons = Wreath Ornament

Posted by lori . 4 Comments



Martha Stewart – Button Wreath Ornament




Wire ( I used 22-gauge green floral wire)

Needle-nose pliers

Buttons (I used about 50)


Ribbon for hanger and bow (I used rattail for my hanger)

1.  Cut a length of wire.  I cut a length of 6 inches.  Using the pliers, make a loop at one end of the wire.

2.  String on the buttons.

3.  Using the pliers, bend the straight end of the wire around the looped end.  Attach a length of ribbon for the hanger.

4.  Tie on a pretty bow, and it’s all done.

Like the Buttons Christmas Picture, you can do these big or small.

This week, in addition to the Art Every Day Month challenge, I’m participating in Mayzie’s Rescue Me Week challenge.  Mayzie is the author of the most awesome, Mayzie’s Dog Blog, and she is going to have a drawing on or about November 16 and award 5 rescue groups $100 each!  Mayzie is doing this in honor of her Grampa J who loved and cared for animals all of his life.  I’m playing for Allies for Greyhounds of West Michigan, the group who rescued Freedom, Casper and Nikki.  Today, I’m featuring Hank Moody (aka Moody).

Moody is currently in a foster home, and here’s what his foster mom has to say about him:

“Moody is a shy boy at first. It took him a few weeks to really come out of his shell. He’s a very happy, playful boy now. He loves his toys, he loves pets from the humans, and he‟ll approach me for attention. He gets along great with the other animals here (dogs, cats, lizards and fish). He also doesn‟t mind being crated for a typical work day so he’d do well in a working family. He walks nicely on leash, but the outside world still spooks him at times. He hasn‟t had any accidents in the house and is starting to use his “Alligator Snap” more often now. He’ll need a fenced in yard in his home simply because he’s still a bit spooky at sudden noises, especially on walks. He’s a sweet, lovey boy that can‟t wait to find a family.”

To find out more about Moody and other Greyhounds waiting for their forever homes, go the Allies for Greyhounds of West Michigan website, click on “Adoptable” on the left-hand side and scroll down the list.  If a dog is in foster care, you can click on their picture and you’ll see a link that says “Foster Profile.”  The Foster Profile will give you even more information about that particular dog.  Found one you want to join your family?  Click on the “Apply” link on the left-hand side and fill out an application.

 Art Every Day Month – Day 10


Green Yarn Vase

This entry was posted on Thursday, November 10th, 2011 at 3:00 am and is filed under Look What I Found! Now What Do I Do With It? (Crafts). You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

4 Responses to " Buttons = Wreath Ornament"

  • Kat says:

    Very clever little wreaths!

  • Mayzie says:

    You’re so very creative, Miss Lori! I luvs the wreath and the vase!

    Moody has such a very sweet face and I sure do understand abouts being skeered of the wide world when you haven’t ever experienced it before. But I just KNOW that with lots of luvins and patience, he’s going to learn to luvs it as much as I do! Good luck on finding your furever and always home, Moody!

    Wiggles & Wags,

  • houndstooth says:

    Your blog has been eating my comments tonight! I’ll try again!

    I love the wreath ornament! That’s so clever, and it’s very cute!

    Are you going to sell yarn vases on Etsy? You really seem to have a knack for them!

    Awww, Moody! What a doll! After tonight, I’m longing for a much higher Greyhound to Shepherd ratio. *sigh*

    • lori says:

      Don’t know what was going on with the disappearing comments, but I hate it when that happens; and it only seems to happen when I’ve typed an especially long comment. Sorry. I LOVE making the yarn vases. They are definitely going to be something I do.

Leave a Reply