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.
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!
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!
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!).
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.
I also dressed the pot in decorative scrapbook paper, and tied a rope bow around it for a springy touch.
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!
Making button flowers is a fun and easy project and a quick way to add color in your home!
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