May 20, 2011

Flower Button Bouquet

It all started with these buttons...

and then this post from Magpie Ethel came along and she showed off her button bouquet (along with a lovely tutorial) and I decided to make my own. I'm actually quite happy with it and I think I have a new addiction (I mean a reason to collect buttons).

Supplies:

Buttons (various sizes)
Wire
Floral tape
Silk leaves and flowers optional

1. Stack buttons (largest to smallest) and thread wire through the top and back down making a u shape.

2. Twist wire to close.


3. Wrap wire with floral tape and silk leaves (optional). I also tucked in a few silk flowers in my bouquet too.

I used only cream and pink buttons, but a variety of colored buttons would be spectacular.

Renee - my button bouquet looks perfect with your gifts.


Happy crafting!
Happy Friday!

Linking up with the Thrifty Groove - Thrifty Things Friday

It's Fun to craft! Look at me party!

Be sure to come back.
First thing tomorrow, I'll be sharing long-overdue treehouse pics.
XOXO

14 comments:

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

I love button crafts, this turned out great! Have a lovely weekend (hopefully some sunshine!)

My Vintage Mending said...

Oh I do love how you created these. Such a treasure. She looks right at home. It is my way of always being able to see what genius you are creating...wink. wink. Smiles...Renee

Curtains In My Tree said...

Love love love your flower buttons

I made some and love mine also, mine is all ivory or cream colored very old buttons

i love the pink that is so brite

I will have to look around my blog and find mine again

Heather said...

I have a whole bunch of buttons...will have to give this a try!

Diann said...

That is so cute Kim! I am going to have to go through my button stash now! Thanks for joining TTF. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Cindy said...

Hi Kim--
I am just now getting caught up with reading what you all have been up to. Last week Tori had dance rehearsal and the recital all weekend, and this week I have been under the weather with bronchitis and in charge of graduation festivities. It has been a test of my endurance and patience!

First--Let me wish Emma a very happy and joyful thirteenth birthday! Emma, you are such a sweet blessing to your family, and you are becoming such a lovely young lady!

Second--I did catch a quick peek at your post on Josie's dental work...I did lift up many prayers for her that day. Hopefully, there is a better day for her coming up soon. You know God sometimes has a way of rescheduling things for the better!

I love, love the button buds! Just how cute is that!!! After I am finished with all this darn school stuff, I will be so glad to be at home doing my crafting and scrap booking!

Can't wait to see the tree house interior. Hope to get a post up on my blog soon!
Hugs,
Cindy

Donna said...

What a pretty bouquet! I love vintage buttons, and your flowers turned out so pretty! I just may have to borrow your idea:) Thanks for the inspiration!!

Life in Rehab said...

These are really cute! I may have to spread the button box out.

vivian said...

cute cute cute! Ive seen these a couple times and they always catch my attention. love how yours turned out. now youve got me wanting to make some.. I just may get side tracked from cleaning my house to more crafting! lol! sure doesnt take much to keep me from doing what I need to do!
Have a great weekend Kim!!
xoxo
vivian

tammylovesdishes said...

Your button bouquet is beautiful. I would love to try one of these one day soon.
Tammy

La Vie Quotidienne said...

How cute...what a great idea. They would make wonderful jewelry...thought of that?

Cheryl G. said...

Very very cute!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Great flowers! A perfect way to display buttons...glad you had some inspiration!

Diann said...

Hi Kim! I just thought I would pop back over to this post to let you know I am featuring it for this weeks TTF party! Hope you are having a great day!