A quick way to create your own Christmas decor with your kids this season. Try to recycle materials as much as possible. I created these wreaths and baubles as end of year teacher gifts along with my daughter.



  • 3 Wreaths medium size
  • 3 Plastic Baubles - plain in round and oval shapes
  • 1 Hot Glue gun
  • 1 Jo Sonja's Silver Colour
  • 150gms Mixed bag of buttons
  • Ribbons and Christmas Wishes plaques
  • 1 Varnish Aerosol
  • 30 Dried Big Gum nuts
  • 10-20 Artificial Pearls


  1. Button wreath:
    - Use hot glue gun to decorate one wreath with mixed buttons. Start with some colourful highlight buttons and then cover rest of the area with white buttons. Do not add any buttons on the back side of the wreath.
    - Decorate with Christmas Greetings plaque and let it dry.
    - Cover the wreath with Varnish Spray to add glaze and protect the buttons.
  2. Wreath with gum nut decorations:
    - Colour the gumnuts with silver colour and let it dry.
    - Stick the gumnuts to wreaths as per your choice using a hot glue gun.
    - Add pearls between the gumnuts to glam-up.
    - Add ribbons and Christmas greetings plaque as required.
  3. Christmas Baubles - round or oval shaped:
    - Open the baubles and colour them with silver paint
    - Join the baubles and stick white buttons in uneven arrangement at the top end of the bauble (near the ribbon hole)
    - Add beautiful satin ribbon through the hole to hang the baubles on your tree!

Notes... If you don't have hot glue gun, use clear drying PVA glue and leave it for drying overnight.

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  • Very cute and crafty – love it!


  • The wreath looks amazing perfect for Christmas


  • Love the idea of the Gum Nuts one


  • We adore Christmas wreaths and making them is such fun.


  • A lovely craft activity and perfect with the festive season approaching.


  • I like your innovative idea. It will be a fun to do with the kids.


  • Great way to use up odds and ends and fun too.

    • It great to use recycled products from home


  • This makes me so excited for Christmas is it to early to start making now? Lol


  • I love the jingle bells wreath.


  • The Christmas wreaths look fantastic,a great idea for this year!


  • Love recycling ideas. These look great for presents. Thank you for sharing


  • great project and looks fantastic


  • this is a really good idea. so cheap and easy to decorate and get into the christmassy vibe!

    • you could also try to theme this for frozen or minions etc. that would be cool


  • Thanks for sharing these wonderfully creative idea’s.


  • These look fantastic. They would be great hanging on the front door, maybe even one on the back door. Need to get the kids onto these


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