homemade button flower bouquet
Looking for a unique Mother’s Day gift, teacher appreciation or unique flowers for your bridal shower, you can make button flower bouquets. This is a great way to have your kids develop their fine motor skills assembling the button flowers on the wires.
What you’ll need:
- ceramic flower pot (we got 4″ pots)
- foam that will fit inside your pot. 1
- assorted buttons assorted sizes, shapes (and even flower shaped if you want)
- craft wire (we used 26 gauge)
- wire cutters
You will want to cut wire in various lengths. 4-8 inches. This will give your flowers depth when in the pot. You’ll get long stems and short stems this way.
You will fold the wire in half (like a U).
Select 4-6 or more buttons (more if you want to make bigger flowers).
How do I make button flowers?
When you make the button flowers, you are making them from the top to the stems. You will want to place the smallest buttons first, and then the larger buttons nearest the ‘stem’. You will then twist the wires to secure the buttons in place. Twist the wire all the way down to the end.
Repeat until you have a lot of flowers to fill out the pot. We make about 14 flowers for our 4″ pot.
How to make the foam fit into your pot
The foam we purchased did not fit in to the pot. We had to use a knife and cut it down to fit securely.
You may need to trim your foam to fit as well.
Take your button flowers and arrange them in your flower pot. Make sure to vary the size of the flowers and height of the wire (the stems) so it looks beautiful. Move the flowers around if needed.
Once you have the desired number of button flowers created, you are done (varies based on the size of your pot).
My kids spent a few nights working on their button flower projects as we gave them as teacher gifts for Valentine’s Day. It was unique, different and not candy.