Button Flower Bouquet {Tutorial}

For Mother’s Day this year I’m sending my mom a little something out of the ordinary…a bouquet of fresh button flowers!

button flower bouquet 1

Buttons and felt are two of my favorite things. Mix them together with a bit of wire and you have a sweet bouquet ready to make someone smile!

It’s so simple, but here’s a quick look at how it’s done…

wool and eco fiber felt

You need some felt, of course. I have a major stash of felt from making hair clips for on of my Etsy shops. I chose wool and eco-fi felt for these pretty posies.

felt cut flowers

Cut two or three sizes of flowers from your felt.  You can add a leaf or two.

Simple dot flowers would be beautiful, too. Just cut two sizes of circles.

buttonjar1

Now I get to play with my jar of buttons! I love just looking at them, so it’s fun to dig through and find just the right colors and sizes. I used two buttons on most of my flowers, but the one with four looks great too.

felt flower with buttons

Once I decided what I wanted my flowers to look like, I took the wire and measured about 20-24 inches and cut. Then I folded it in half.

button flower tutorial

Add the buttons. At this point you could add a bead or two first to spice it up, but I wanted to really see my buttons. Vintage buttons would look great, don’t you think?

button flower tutorial 1

Add the flowers. The wire easily pokes a through the eco-fi felt, but you’ll need to cut a tiny hole in your wool felt.

twist

Add the leaves. And do the Twist…no…we’re not dancing…twist the wire! :)

I bent the wire a bit at the top to make it secure. The end of the wire can be cut or bent to any size you need to fit in your vase.

button felt flower bouquet

I plan on making a few more to add to the bouquet before I send it off, but I thought I’d give you a peek.

If you have some fabric scraps around, that would work. I’ve seen cute flowers made with four or five buttons stacked together with a leaf.

For another button project check out our button bracelet tutorial!

Button flowers are a great project to do yourself or with kids…have fun!

~Kim

*This is a post from the past, but I just had to share it again for a quick Mother’s Day idea. :)

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