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Crafty DIY Button Flowers

Hey Everyone! I’m Jennifer Zuri from Town and Country Living. To help beat the cabin fever that was settling in, I ran out to the store and picked up a houseplant, and I don’t know if it was the weather affecting me or what, but I thought the cute little ivy could use some color … so I made colorful, crafty DIY button flowers to brighten it up.

Buttons made into flowers in a potted plant

Now it looks fun and festive instead of ho-hum and ordinary, and they are so easy to make and a great way to upcycle old buttons and dress up a plant! These button flowers would also be really cute clustered in a small vase together too!

small vining plant in pot


This is what the plant Ipicked up used to look like … pretty and healthy and green, but nothing to write home about. She needed a little color!

Thread buttons onto a thin wire to upcycle buttons

It’s so easy to make these little button flowers for this upcycled button project

First, cut a strip of 26 gauge florist wire and thread it up through one hole of stacked buttons, and then back down the other hole (use eye protections when cutting the wire). If you don’t want to cut wire, you can also use pre-made pipe cleaners (tip: use green ones to make a stem!).

Tighten buttons together on the wire and twist together to make button flowers

Pull the wire taut, and then twist it underneath the bottom button all of the way to the base. Then, simply stick the wire stem into the pot and bend as needed.

Cute repurposed button craft

I also dressed the pot in decorative scrapbook paper, and tied a rope bow around it for a springy touch.

Cute button plant craft to add color to green plants

You can find colorful buttons in a craft or fabric store … or at your local thrift shop, or you may even have some sitting in a jar somewhere!

Cute repurposed button craft

Making button flowers is a fun and easy project and a quick way to add color in your home!

TCL Flourish

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  1. What a cute project!! This is one that could be done with children. And so cheerful for this time of year! Love it.

  2. Adorable project! I love the button flowers.
    A button flower necklance will be fantastic for a summer wardrobe.
    Its a great project for kids as well to make Mother’s Day gifts.

  3. These are so cute, what a creative idea. I’m not sure if you got my email or not. Just wanted to remind you that I really need your post for the Show Off & Inspire feature this friday. If you could get it to me asap I would really appreciate it. Hugs, Marty

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