So I blew the dust off my buttons and this is what I came up with!!!
Take 1 small foam wreath (mine came from Lincraft and is 7.5" in diameter), a ball of Jute twine, buttons and felt and voila, this is the end result!!
Covering the base was the most time consuming, but well worth spending the time to get a neat outcome!
The little buttons in amongst the roses are wired and stuck into the foam, some of the roses have been wired too , the rest have been hot glued on- as you can imagine there was hot glue strands everywhere!!