Button Flowers

What is it about buttons that I can’t help buying them even if I don’t sew that much? I love all of the different colors, shapes, sizes, and patterns they come in. Luckily they are also great for all kinds of craft projects. I remember seeing button flowers when I was young and thinking how pretty and dainty they were. These Button Flowers are so cute and easy to make. You’ll be hooked! You can mix and match any color of buttons to match your home decor or any holiday. They make such a sweet little bouquet.

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Supplies needed:
buttons (all colors, shapes, sizes)
floral wire
wire cutters

Place the buttons in different stacks using different sizes, shapes, and colors. Use 4-7 buttons for each flower. Make them as unique as possible.

I already had the floral wire on hand so I’m not sure what gauge it is. It’s green floral wire though and pretty easy to manipulate. I measured the wire 15″ long, knowing it was going to come out at about 7.5″ once I folded it in half. You can make the wire steam as long or short as you like.

Fold the wire in half and string the buttons onto the wire starting with the smallest first. Make sure you push the buttons to the fold of the wire so it’s as flat as possible. Continue adding buttons until you like the look of the flower.

Twist the wire tight under the buttons to hold them firmly in place.

Then continue twisting the wire all the way down to form the stem.

You can tie a ribbon around the middle of the bouquet and fan the flowers out a little. Or leave them simple and place them in a small vase.

I have 9 flowers in my bouquet. Aren’t they cute? Maybe I’ll make some bright colored ones to display for the rest of Summer.

This is such a fun project and I love that we’re creating things with items we already have.

{ 23 comments… add one }
  • Christine Aldinger August 9, 2010, 5:50 pm

    they are so cute

  • Chantel August 9, 2010, 5:52 pm

    That is so cute! I think I need to make myself one of those. 🙂

  • Makalani August 9, 2010, 6:00 pm

    What a cute idea.


  • Billy August 9, 2010, 6:48 pm

    I need to make one too! On the look out for buttons.

  • meghan August 9, 2010, 7:09 pm

    Absolutely adorable!

  • Jill August 9, 2010, 9:20 pm

    Lovely idea! I’ve never seen this before! Always great to find something totally new!

  • peggy August 9, 2010, 10:09 pm

    yup, very cute!

  • Allison August 10, 2010, 6:05 am

    Very cute! I will have to add this to my list of button projects! I just featured a button bracelet on my blog yesterday! I am also going to try the necklace over at Yellow Blackbird.

  • Lisa August 10, 2010, 6:34 am

    That is adorable Leanne! And they match the pillow so well..

  • Sassy Sites August 10, 2010, 6:23 pm

    super cute!!! clever idea using the buttons! I love it!

  • Gina August 11, 2010, 1:06 pm

    These are really cute – my mother has some in an antique jar in her china cab. It used to be sort of the craft of the day way back when. I love that you can showcase some really pretty and vintage buttons! Thanks!

  • Robyn August 11, 2010, 4:00 pm

    This is such an original idea, I love it! Thanks for sharing.

  • Kristi August 11, 2010, 6:53 pm

    These are sooo cute! Earlier tonight, my daughter and I were working on a project that involved buttons and I mentioned to her that I just love buttons. 🙂

  • Jenn Erickson/Rook No. 17 August 11, 2010, 8:02 pm

    Hopping on by from Cheri’s “Spotlight Yourself”. As a button fanatic, your project caught my eye. I love it! I love how you stacked the buttons and let them take center stage, rather than gooping it up with other elements. Sometimes crafters, myself included, bring too many elements to the “party” and the finished product ends up looking too busy. I love the way that this project allows the buttons, which are incredible, to shine all on their own! Beautiful! So glad to have participated in this weeks blog hop, stopped by, and become your newest follower. best, jenn/rook no. 17

  • Jenn Erickson/Rook No. 17 August 11, 2010, 8:03 pm

    Make that “follower of your feed”. –jenn

  • Melissa Howard August 12, 2010, 6:01 am

    I love button bouquets. Aren’t they fun to make?

  • Donene Jones August 12, 2010, 8:42 am

    Sew, Sew cute! I love how they turned out!

  • Sydney August 13, 2010, 5:14 pm

    i always stop by your blog and find such great ideas. thanks for sharing this one. i was in a fabulous paper store and literally saw bouquets of these. they were gorgeous. when i do some i will have to link back to you.

  • Karen G August 13, 2010, 11:27 pm

    How fun & whimsical!! I seem to have a button obsession and this would be a fun little project to *use* some of the oodles I have for and I have a wee girl who would love to help! :>

  • Cara@HomepsunKitchen August 15, 2010, 5:53 am

    LOVE this, so adorable! I’m a new follower, would love to have you stop over for a visit sometime!

  • Timbra Vaughn August 16, 2010, 9:41 pm

    Those are adorable!

  • Ashlee August 24, 2010, 10:46 am

    what a great bouquet! This could work for birthday parties, holiday’s! SO cute! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday’s!

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