I called this project "Sparkle Wreath" and you can see why!
Please excuse my photo skills. I'm hoping that they will improve with time! Anyhow...
I originally saw a similar wreath in a magazine. I can't recall now if it was Woman's Day or Family Circle, but it was just a little inset on one of the pages for easy crafts. The instructions called for using old brooches, but since I had an abundance of buttons that were in a box of beads I had purchased, I thought this would be the perfect use for them!
10-inch green floral wreath
3 yards of 1 1/2 inch ribbon (don't use wire edged ribbon and don't go any wider - too hard to wrap!)
Lots of glittery buttons (snip the loop from the back using wire cutters) or brooches, if you prefer
Glue gun (I used a low-temp glue gun)
I began by wrapping the ribbon around the wreath form. Sorry for the lack of pictures, but I didn't plan to do this until after I had started the project. It wasn't necessary to glue the ribbon to the wreath form, as there was a bit of tape left on the end of the ribbon to hold it in place. However, you could either add a drop of glue or a piece of tape to hold the end in place. It won't show. I overlapped the ribbon by about 1/2 the width, being careful not to get wrinkles or creases in the ribbon. This is why I recommend not using a ribbon wider than 1 1/2 inches, especially on a small wreath form.
Once the ribbon wrapping was completed, I used the low temp glue gun to start gluing on the buttons. I didn't have any particular design in mind when I started, other than using the larger buttons first. I didn't cover the outside of the form very much, nor did I cover the inner edge very much. I wanted all of the buttons so that they could be seen!
My pictures don't do this justice, but I love it! Kind of out of character/style for me, but it looks great hanging next to my bureau in the bedroom. I hadn't attached anything to hang it by (being anxious to finish it and all) and ended up using an old gold-plated chain bracelet. Worked perfectly. And I love the way it shines when I put the bureau lamp on.
Hope you enjoy this!