Urban Jungle Bloggers – Plants & Flowers + DIY How to Make Button Flowers

October 22, 2015

urban jungle bloggers plants and flowersUrban 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

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You will need:

  • Florist Wire. 22 or 24 Gauge. 20 gauge works, but is a little thick.
    22 Gauge Wire
  • Jewelry Snips. To trim excess wire if you have it.

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urban jungle bloggers plants and flowers diy button how to makeMaking 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.

urban jungle bloggers plants and flowers diy buttonsNow you’ll have button flowers on stems. Poke the wire into whatever you want to decorate. In this case …

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If you like the planter it is in, you can find it here – DIY – Kmart Hack – Make a Planter from a Metal Lantern.

Claire

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3 Comments

  • Reply Barbara October 22, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    Very cute!

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