Wreath Ornament | Vintage, Paint and more...

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Wreath Ornament

Vintage, Paint and more... handmade Christmas Ornament collage
I am joining up with Diana of The Girl Creative and 30 other bloggers to bring you a wonderful collection of handmade Christmas Ornaments today. Just in time for you to be able to make a few before you put your tree up this year.  Below you will find my contribution to this collection along with the tutorial to make it.  

Vintage, Paint and more... diy wreath ornament made with lace and beads

 This cute little ornament can be made with any kind of lace, ribbon, rick rack and embellishments but, let me tell you the story behind this particular choice I made for this ornament.  My sister owns a fabric shop and somehow she inherited a ton of buttonhole looping. 

Vintage, Paint and more... buttonholing trim to make wreath ornaments with

  This is the looping you use for those vintage dresses that have a million buttons down the back or down the sleeve. They were very popular in the 70's if I recall.  Well, she challenged me to come up with some ideas for using this since those type of dresses are no longer vogue.  Among some of my ideas is this little Christmas wreath.  It is a very simple project that takes very little time and can be used in many different ways. So let's get started.    

You will need:

  • A white poster board - I bought mine at Dollar Tree
  • A glue gun and glue sticks
  • Your object to make your circle - one for the outside and one for the inside circle.
  • Your lace, buttonholing, ribbon or rick rack.
  • Your embellishment - beads, flowers, charms
  • a 6 inch piece of gold cord, twine or string to make a hanging loop for it

Vintage, Paint and more... using poster board to make a wreath ornament

First I made some circles on a white poster board using a glass and a small circle punch. You can honestly make these as large or small as you like depending on the project you are using them for.  (As I am writing this I am imagining much larger ones for decorating windows, cabinet doors, backs of chairs - whatever you can think of.)

Vintage, Paint and more... making a wreath ornament with poster board and lace

The next step is to start gluing the buttonholing or your trim choice onto the poster board circle using hot glue.

Vintage, Paint and more... handcrafted wreath ornament made with poster board and lace

I started on the edge of the circle and then just continued going around the circle keeping the flat edges touching as I went around.  This created a layered full look.

Vintage, Paint and more... making a wreath ornament with poster board and lace

When I reached the center.  I just cut the buttonholing, folded back a little edge and glued it down to make a nice neat ending.

Vintage, Paint and more... DIY wreath ornament made from poster board, lace and beads

I then glued little gold beads around it - you can use any color or style of bead or embellishment you like.  And then used some gold thread to glue a loop onto the back to hang it with.  

Vintage, Paint and more... making a wreath ornament using poster board, lace and beads

That's all there is to this little project.  So simple and quick. I was able to make several one evening while watching TV.  My kind of project. And so adaptable to your own decor by changing out the type of trim and/or the embellishment you use.
If you want to see what else I made with this buttonholing check out these Little White Christmas Trees

Vintage, Paint and more... Christmas trees made from poster board and lace for a table centerpiece

I hope you enjoy perusing all the creativeness and great inspiration found in this collection and take the time to visit some of the blogs. 

Until next time - enjoy making something you love.


I will be linking up to the parties listed on the I Party At page above.  Please go and visit them I am sure you will find some great projects and inspiration.


  1. Wow that looks easy and oh how beautiful the ornaments is.

  2. Very pretty! I also like the trees that you made using the buttonhole looping. (Pinning!)

  3. Ooh I love this ornament and buttonhole ricrac is so pretty. I bought about 5 yards last year and made the christmas tree out of it but I love your wreath idea I wish I had someone who owned a fabric store imagine all the goodies you could make with stuff they were getting rid of.Susie

  4. This ornament is simply stunning! Thank so much for sharing your tutorial!

  5. Oh my gosh, I love BOTH the ornament and the trees! You are so creative! I have fond memories of button holes like this, they're on my mother's wedding dress from 1945 that I wore for my own wedding in 1995. Pretty, but what a pain to actually button lol. I'm off to see some of the other ornaments!

  6. So many amazing ornaments, they are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  7. When I first saw these, I thought you had crocheted them, and I can't crochet. I'm so glad to know that they're much easier to make than I thought. :) Beautiful!

  8. These are just lovely. I love how the white pops off the green of the tree. Beautiful!

  9. These are so pretty Cathy...and oh my gosh those trees are stunning! Have a lovely day.
    Blessings, Deborah

  10. These ornaments are gorgeous! I love the trees, too - very pretty. They look like they are dripping in snow :)

  11. I love your wreath and all of the ornaments. Now I need to find my glue gun! Stumbled this for you too :)

  12. LOVE LOVE LOVE these !!!
    Now I want those and Tammy's and that's it - just the two of those all over my tree !

  13. Really beautiful Cathy! Love the trees you made with that stitch as well. Great roundup! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  14. How charming! I love both the ornament and the Christmas tree...so pretty, delicate and love the vintage touch! So simple and easy and the tree looks like its covered with snow! Thanks for sharing!~hugs, Poppy

  15. These are so pretty! What a great use for all that extra buttonhole looping! Pinning! XO

  16. Cathy this is so gorgeous - I just love it! I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,

  17. Those trees are just too pretty and combined with your little wreath, they make such a great use of buttonhole looping! I'll have to keep my eye out for it. Thank you for sharing this with us at the Thank Goodness It's Thursday party, Cathy! See you later this week.