You will have a grand time making an entire bouquet of these charming flowers. These look lovely when made with vintage buttons and also with brightly colored buttons. It is a very versatile craft.
- Age Guideline: 6 Years and Up
- Time Required: 15 minutes (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
- Colorful Craft Foam, Felt, or Cardstock
- 16 or 18 Gauge Floral or Craft Wire
- Wire Cutters
Start out by cutting a variety of flower shapes out of colorful craft foam, felt or cardstock. The buttons will serve as the center of the flower so the size of the buttons will determine the size of the flowers you cut. Cut a piece of floral wire for each flower. You will want the wire to be about 20" long or twice as long you want your flower's stem to be.
Now it is time to assemble the flowers. First, poke one end of the wire through the center of a flower shape. Push the wire through the flower about halfway. Next, poke that same wire end through one of the holes on a button. Push the button down until it sits right up next to the flower. That same wire end should be bent and poked through the other hole in the button and also back through the flower. The wire should be pulled snug against the button.
To finish your flower, twist the ends of the wire together all the way up to the flower to form the stem. Experiment with using a variety of flower shapes and buttons. Make an entire bouquet of button flowers.
- See a photo of this craft submitted by Mackenzie.