These adorable flowers evolved from an entirely different idea and I am so glad they did. I seem to do that constantly. And every time I look at these, I feel happy.
So I do a happy dance.
I know that buttons and paper flowers are not a new concept. But I like the simplicity of this project that can appeal to all ages. PLUS...I wanted something classy smooshed with super, duper, wuper EASY!
Yep, I added the wuper. I needed another "uper" sound for appropriate emphasis.
These flowers were made for the Spring Issue of Good Living Magazine and I focused this issue's crafts around Easter and Mother's Day. These are perfect to make with your little ones or anyone who want to make them simply for their pretty appeal!
Paper flowers, paper leaves, pretty buttons, floral wire, craft glue, vase for your flowers
This project had a few kinks (plus some tips) that I will share with you . :)
1. I chose these particular buttons since they were matching, feminine and pretty. But because some had the loop backs on them, it made it more difficult to attach it to the flower. If this project will be done with kids I recommend regular buttons with holes. Or larger buttons with relatively larger holes.
2. I also used cloth covered floral wire which got stripped as I threaded it through smaller button holes. You may want to use regular floral wire or strip the top of the floral wire where you put it through the button and paper flower. Or don't use floral wire at all and simply use chenille pipe cleaners.
3. All the supplies I used are from Joann's. The flowers and leaves are from the embossed punch out pad from Colorbok (Flea Market line). I could not find you a direct link except to the Colorbok blog. You could use any paper flowers (I find great ones in the dollar bin at Michael's) or you can make your own.
I hope you make this craft and let me know what you think!