Urban Jungle Bloggers have asked bloggers to style up their homes for October and submit photos of … Plants & Flowers. Since the theme for this week on Adorablest is buttons, I’ve brought the two together to bring you Plants and … Button Flowers! To follow is a DIY – How to Make Button Flowers
You will need:
- Buttons. An assortment to find different sizes and colours.
Bag of 100 Assorted Buttons
- Florist Wire. 22 or 24 Gauge. 20 gauge works, but is a little thick.
22 Gauge Wire
- Blu-Tack. But green 🙂 I already had bright blue and yellow and mixed.
Blu-Tack 5 Color Reusable Adhesive | Bostik Australia
- Jewelry Snips. To trim excess wire if you have it.
How to:First gather your buttons and decide on the colour of each stack. Play around until you have your button flower colour scheme sorted.
Making button flowers is easy. Simply thread your wire through all the holes.
Make a bend in the wire, long enough to thread back through and make a twist.
If you have a four-holed button, make sure you thread diagonally across.
With a two-holed button, go up through one and down through the other.
Do this for each stack of buttons.
To finish, twist the wires together. Snip excess wire if you have any.
I have made button flowers before without finishing with the green tack, but to make these button flowers a bit more finished and pretty, I simply squished some green tack to create a ‘calyx’ for the flower.
Now you’ll have button flowers on stems. Poke the wire into whatever you want to decorate. In this case …
Button flowers add a POP of colour to your plants!
If you like the planter it is in, you can find it here – DIY – Kmart Hack – Make a Planter from a Metal Lantern.