Supplies: buttons in various nice colors, hot glue, embroidery thread or other string, regular all-purpose glue, frame with matting (so you have enough depth for buttons)
Time: 20 minutes
Today’s pretty project is nice and simple. It’s something I’ve seen on craft sites all over the place. Button flowers! After seeing these flowers everywhere on the internet I decided to make them today when I remembered I had the perfect frame for them. I grabbed my button stash and got started.
I picked out three buttons for each flower. The buttons should get gradually smaller. I gauged the size of the frame and decided to make three flowers.
I glued the buttons in their little stacks and moved on to the stems. I marked the open part of the frame and placed the flowers where I wanted them to be. Then I picked a couple shades of green embroidery thread and covered them with Elmer’s glue. I just put glue on my thumb and index finger and pulled the lengths of thread between the glue. If you can figure out a less sticky way to do this step, go for it (and tell me what it is).
Once I put the stems in place I glued the flowers at the tops.
That’s pretty much it! I put the frame together and was left with this:
I hung it on the wall right next to my sewing table.
When I was little I had a shadowbox where I kept my little plastic dogs and various knick-knacks. Being a person who doesn’t like to get rid of sentimental things I have no idea how I wound up without the shadowbox. Luckily, this shadowbox-looking display brings back the good memories associated with the old one. Even so, I think I’ll go get a new shadowbox one of these days…