Spring Fever Flowers

There’s still tons of snow on the ground outside SBE headquarters but I’m already in a spring state of mind! (Or a state of denial, maybe?) So, in the spirit of the spring, I took something old and made it new. These blooms are made from leftover ice blue and white cardstock, topped off with vintage-style buttons.

Flower bouquet made from buttons, patterned paper.

To make the flowers, punch shapes from cardstock, then punch a smaller hole in the middle of each shape. Layer the punched shapes over the button loop in the back.

Cut two strands of floral wire of the same length and twist them together to create a sturdy stem. To attach the stem to the flower, thread the wire through the button loop, then twist it around the loop to secure.

Back of flower made from button, cardstock.

I wrapped patterned paper around an empty salsa jar (attaching with glue dots) to create a cheery vase. To make the flowers stand upright, I poured sea glass into the vase. I also found that if I looped the wire like a hook at the bottom, the flowers were sturdier.

Just because I think the buttons are too cute, here’s a close up!

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SOURCES Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: K&Company. Buttons, ribbon, sea glass, wire: Michaels.

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  1. Love those buttons. As a quiltmaker and paper crafter I love when you can combine two of my favorite things paper and buttons!