Do you have a great collection of buttons, but don’t know what to do with them?
Maybe you inherited them or you can’t stop yourself from buying them at flea markets or yard sales. Somehow it becomes a huge collection, but they just sit there.
They look beautiful in jars, but why not make them even more beautiful with these bouquets?
These bouquets are a great way to put your buttons on display!
Materials and Tools:
- Buttons (about 2-4 per flower)
- Floral wire
- Chain nose pliers
Pick out buttons and make little piles. I like to use 2 to 4 buttons for each flower.
Very loosely bend the wire in half.
Place your first button on the wire.
Take the top button from one of the piles you made and slide it onto the wire. If there is a top and bottom to the button, make sure that the top is facing the bend (and the back is going the direction of the loose wires.)
Continue to add the remainder of the buttons from that pile in the same way.
Use your pliers to twist the wire below the pile of buttons. Make sure to make this initial twist tightly.
Then continue to twist the wire all the way down. After the initial twist, you don’t have to twist the wire as tightly.
Most of the time I hole the wire in my pliers and twist the buttons. Or you can use the pliers to twist the wire. Use whichever technique is more comfortable for you.
That’s one completed flower.Now just continue making flowers until you have a full bouquet with as many flowers as you like.
Making a flower with a shank button:
Loosely bend the wire in half and then center the shank button on it.
Then you can slide regular buttons on and continue in the same manner as the tutorial above.
Once you get a good amount of individual flowers, put them in a bouquet.
You can put them in a vase:
Or they are really sweet tied up with a bit of ribbon or lace.
These can get really addicting to make, so in no time you’ll have your home filled with beautiful button bouquets!
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