Make your own Button Bouquet
There is something about buttons. People create all kinds of interesting things with buttons. I knew there would be a lot of button flower ideas. What a great way to make yourself a colourful, simple and cheap bouquet!
Look for buttons at thrift stores. Otherwise your button buying can get expensive. At craft stores and craft aisle in department stores, you can sometimes buy a bag full of buttons. (You can't pick through them for the ones you want, but you get a lot of buttons that way).
I found a lot of colourful flowers and flower bouquets made with buttons.
Most of them seem to glue the buttons together in daisy sort of pattern. Or, they use them as the centre for a fabric flower.
Button Lovers and Collectors
My Grandmother's Buttons
My Grandmother kept a canister full of buttons. When clothes became worn out and ready to cut down for rags, she removed the buttons and added them to her button canister. There were all sorts of colours, sizes, shapes and patterns of buttons. Some were very old. My Mother kept the buttons and the canister when my Grandmother died. Now and then we use some of my Grandmother's buttons. But, not for just anything.
Grandmother's buttons are used when we make something special. I used a few for making Christmas decorations and ornaments for the tree. I used one set of her buttons when a favourite sweater lost a button and I wanted all the buttons to match again. There were just enough, all the same type, among the buttons in the canister.
We still have a lot of buttons in the canister. There aren't a lot of things in the regular mending sort of sewing which are special enough for Grandma's buttons. These button flowers would be very nice. I think I would use a lot of the white shirt buttons as the outer petals and then pick a colourful or patterned button for the centre.
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