Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Artful Blogger Party

Button Flowers:
Kari said easy and these are easy. I have been making these for years and have no idea where I first saw them. This is a great way to use all those odd buttons. They are a great project for kids. (Girl Scouts). And there isn't much clean up. I have tied them on gifts or here I just stuck them in a small vase. These sit on my kitchen table and never wilt. (Maybe a little dusty)
Start with a variety of buttons. Any size, shape of color.



I use unwrapped floral wire you don't want the wire to thick that it won't go through the button,but you want it strong enough that it will stand up.

Start by folding the wire in half and treading it through the button. Sliding the button all the way to the end of the wire.Here you can use a shank button. Add a couple of more buttons. Twist the wire a couple of times. Add the next set of buttons. Vary the size shape and color.

Keep adding buttons until you have the desired length you want. Usually about 3 sets per wire is a good length. When finished with all the stems,twist them all together lightly. Here I used all the same color. These would look so cute tied on a baby gift. Have fun with them and.



16 comments:

Sugar Bear said...

Love these! A great way to use buttons.
Karla

Kristin said...

These are adorable!

Natasha Burns said...

So cute! THanks for sharing them with us!

karin said...

So Cute!!!

Karin @ creativechaos.typepad

KagedFish said...

Look at that!!! I did something similar with a button from my Grand Mother. It was a shank with a spiderweb on it and I used black ribbon for petals. Love yours!!

Barbara H. said...

Cute! It looks kind of Dr. Seuss-ish.

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts

Laume said...

These are very whimsical. I made something similar one year for a fair entry when the theme was "Buttons and Bows" - it was a lot of fun to make button flowers. And like you said, no watering required - although it's a good way to dust them.

Lina said...

Very cute! thanks for sharing it!!

Jeanne said...

These are the cutest little button flowers! I have lots of buttons waiting to be used. I think I'll give this a try. By the way, thanks for your kind words and welcome to blogland!!

Chia said...

Thanks for the fun tutorial!

Michelle said...

I love any excuse to use up buttons!

Contessa Kris said...

Ohhh, someone sent me some of these on top of a package one time and I love mine! Thanks so much for the tutorial. Now I can make my own!

Heather - Speckled Egg said...

very cute! i love buttons!!!

Leenda said...

Very cool project. I don't have a button stash, but this makes me want to start one!

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Amy P said...

Still trying to get through all the parties! What a great idea for the zillions of buttons I have! TFS!