TBC CRAFTER’S HOP (#TBCCRAFTERS) – 08/22/2013
For today’s craft I wanted to craft something with buttons. I found a craft like this on the Woman’s Day website and decided to go for it. We sometimes have those extra buttons laying around and want to use them for something, now we can do that. There are so many variables of how you can do this, you can make it match you!! Hope you enjoy!!
“Button Flowers” Craft
- Buttons (Different Sizes)
- Floral Wire
- Scrapbook Paper
- Cricut Machine or Good Scissor Skills
- Glue Dots or Adhesive Squares
- Frame or Backing
- & Time
I began by scanning my frame onto my computer to be able to make a background that matched the shape.
I then made the jpg a bit smaller to have the correct size and printed it on colored paper for my background.
Then, I just carefully cut out the edges to match and used the part where the printing was as the back, so none would show.
Once I had this cut out, I glued it to the backdrop I was using. You can always use a frame and just use the glass for another project and then use scrapbook paper for your frame backing. It’s up to you.
While I was waiting for the glue on this to dry, I began creating and cutting my flower shapes using my Cricut machine. If you don’t have one, you can just do the fold-over technique like making snowflakes and create a flower or whatever you wish to do.
When you have all of your pieces cut, start getting your wire ready. Since I was using a smaller frame, I cut just (1) piece of floral wire in half to use for my project.
Once you have the size of wire you need, fold over the top 2″ or so for connecting your pieces.
Begin by inserting the pieces into the smallest and large button.
Then, add your flower and another large button as the back.
Secure the wire behind the piece and cut off any excess.
Now, using the glue dots or adhesive backing – put a few on the back of the flower to adhere it to the frame.
Now you can attach them wherever you wish onto the background.
“The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.” –Isaiah 40:8
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