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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Button Flowers Blooming!!!

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I've seen these button flower arrangements all over Etsy, and thought to myself, "I can make those".  So I did.  They are super easy, and take hardly any time at all!  In theory your kids can help too, if the new Titan show wasn't on, mine might have?

Photo off Etsy.

I collected all my stuff and sat down on the kitchen floor, that way if my children did need me or want to see me, I was right there.  Of course, Titan won, mommy lost. 

Then I sorted the buttons in little stacks of four until I had twelve bunches.  I ordered my buttons from an Etsy shop of course!  You know me an my addiction to Etsy.  Anne put this collection together for me, her shop is Fran's Button Corner.  She has a great selection of buttons, and will work with you to do a custom listing too, and she is super friendly and a fast shipper.  I had my order in two days!

I bought some floral wire for $2, and have enough left over to last a couple years!  It's very simple you just thread the buttons on the wire, starting with the smallest button at the top and then twist the two wires together after you've put on as many buttons as you want.  I cut mine off so they would fit the mason jar I had and then presto chango, done.  Just repeat until you've made all the stems you want.  I made 12.

TaDa!  They are blooming in the kids bathroom, I felt like something was missing.  These add the right amount of color and whimsy.  The kids haven't even noticed them yet!  lol

I just wanted to share my kitchen craft mess!  I'm working on three more projects to show you in the next few days.   It didn't even bother me, I felt productive, the mess can wait.

However, I did straighten it up a bit!  lol  And I started to prep a project.

Thanks for stopping by and 'spelling' the flowers!  xx

Where I'm partying this week!!!


27 comments:

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

Hey those are cute!!

Donnie said...

Okay, that one went into the file. It looks like fun and I have a lot of pretty buttons somewhere...lol...Thanks.

Tanyia said...

Tammy, that is really cute. Question... did you already have the buttons? I have been looking for a big supply of buttons so I could make a couple bracelets, maybe try one of these would be fun, etc. But I can not seem to find a good assortment anywhere.

Samantha said...

I am definitely going to have to try those. They look so cute and super easy!! Thanks for sharing :)

Chandeen @ Designed by Chance said...

That is a really cute project. There is so much you can do with buttons.

Anne said...

Thanks for the plug Tammy! The button bouquet is adorable!

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Well, those are cute as a button :) Sorry, had to do it. Really, Tammy ... these are darling! My kids wouldn't notice either...lol! I am definitely going to make these. Thanks for sharing the idea!

Big hugs,
Michelle

Pam @ Our Adventures in Home Improvement said...

Very cute and very spring-y!

Thanks for sharing.

Pam

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Wow! Your buttons bloomed! They are so pretty :)

By the way, thank you for joining in our Swap Followings Linky Party and for helping it make a success! Hope you'll link up again next month :)

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Productivity far outweighs any messiness in my book! Cute, cute flowers!

Jennifer said...

ooooh they are so pretty! love the colors you chose!!!!

I cant wait to see what this mystery project is =)

xoXOxo
Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

CAS said...

Your button flowers are darling. I just love buttons & use them a lot in my sewing, crafting, & scrapbooking. And...they are just cute to look at in a glass container!
CAS

Hani@Craftionary said...

wow.. these are sooooo cute..
I was just scrolling through my newest followers.. found your blog so amazing that I am following back.. :)
Love
Hani
http://craftionary.blogspot.com

MommyMeagan said...

super cute button flowers. thanks for sharing

♥ Miss Tea said...

you're so crafty!! i want to try and make mine too!! thanks for sharing! x

Red Door Home said...

A very clever and fun idea! This is a great way to use leftover buttons and create something fun at the same time.

poindextr said...

yours are cute! I've made these too and just love them. So cheerful :)

Sommer said...

OMG these are so cute! I have TONS of buttons lol. How darling would these all be on K's shelf in her room? Or bear for that matter. Thanks for linking it up girl =)

Kaitlin said...

Great job! I did this for my wedding bouquet and boutonnieres! Aren't they so fun?

- Brittany said...

You have some really cute button flowers! Great minds were thinking alike this week. I ended up using paper and buttons for the centers for my flowers. Thanks for sharing your pictures.

Brittany
http://www.prettyhandygirl.com

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Completely adorable! Thanks for the DIY.

I am having an antique auction on my blog. All sorts of lovely and romantic finds looking for a new home. I hope you'll stop by.

Have a wonderful weekend.

huana said...

So cute!

Jessica @ My World - Made By Hand said...

You are being featured today...

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Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

What a sweet idea for buttons- these are darling~ well done! Thank you for sharing at FNF! :)

Curtains In My Tree said...

I wondered how that was done and now I know.

Soon As I get the groceries put away and the kitchen cleaned up I am headed to the studio and try and make some for a friend for a gift.

Isn't blogging great?

Janice

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

great tute! love your button flowers!
gail

B.Chen said...

la-la-la LOVE THESE! I love buttons so much--and I love this idea! Thanks for posting!

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If you get a chance, please stop by!

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Thanks!
Brandi at B.Cheniful

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