Pine Needles at Gardner Village
1100 W 7800 S #3
West Jordan UT 84088

Friday, August 26, 2011

Cute as a Button

Hi everyone!  This is Sandy coming to you with a fresh tutorial from Sandy's Studio.
Are you like me and just can't get enough buttons!

I've got them in jars and drawers,  and hanging on my design board!

And today I'll show you a fun way to bring them into your home decore. This idea came from my Sis, Sherie, who presented all the sisters (there are 11 of us - 6 sisters and 5 sis-in-laws!) with a button blooming plant at a Mad Hatter tea party this year.

Here we are in our hats
and here are a few of the Blooming Beauty take-home favors

So.....Let's get started!

Here is what you will need:

  • assorted buttons (the fabulous buttons in the dish here are from Riley Blake and are available at the store)
  • a spool of green florest wire (I used 22ga).
  • a small plant (I found a $3.99 ivy plant at Smith's grocery store)
Here is what you'll do:
Stack your buttons - I like to stack 'em high but you can put as few or as many as you like

Feed a length of florist wire up through the button stack,

 fold over and back down through the stack and out the back.

Twist tightly and continue twisting the wire together until you have one stem.
Repeat with remaining button stacks and stick each button flower into your plant

WahLah!  Cute as a button!

1 comment:

Janet said...

What an absolutely darling idea! I want to give everyone I know a plant with cute button posies! Thanks for sharing!