Thursday, January 21, 2010

DIY Button "Bouquets"

Last weekend was Laura's baby shower! This time of year (close to Valentines Day) the price of flowers rises significantly so we opted for some non-flower alternatives. One of which were button bouquets pictured below. These are super simple to make, work with any color scheme, are cost effective and most importantly (we think) utilize less resources than fresh flower bouquets.


For this project you'll need:
- buttons
- floral wire

Start with lots of buttons in various shades of your color scheme. In our case it was pink, pink and more pink.


Now begin to make stacks of buttons for each "flower". Three or four buttons per stem is a good number. You want to vary the colors and shades-- or you can use three of one color and one small button on top for the center of the flower.


Bend the floral wire in half and thread the wire through two holes on each button. Push each button to the end of the loop on the floral wire.


Secure the buttons by twisting the floral wire all the way to the end. You're done!


Display groups of the button bouquets in small vases or tie them together with ribbon to decorate a place setting. When you're done with them you can untwist the wire and save the buttons for something else.

Easy, cute and environmentally responsible. We love it!

3 comments:

  1. These are so cute! I think even I could swing that project. :)

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  2. What an incredibly cute idea! Fun blog too!

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