Since Mother's Day is around the corner, I thought I had better find something fun (& easy) to make for a Mother's Day gift. I made one of these button flower bouquets for my own mom a few years back and wanted to make one for myself...well I finally got around to making it!
There is a story behind the little jar that I put my button flowers in. This past Christmas, somebody left a beautiful basket filled with breakfast goodies at our doorstep! They didn't ring the bell or knock, they simply left it on the porch and walked away. We saw a shadow walking away and my husband told me who it was...a very sweet friend of mine! She has been an inspiration to me and I am so thankful that I have her in my life! So back to the bottle...this bottle was filled with honey (I love honey) from a local farm here in the valley. As soon as my husband saw the bottle he asked me what I was going to do with it after we finished the honey...I knew this is what I wanted to use it for!! It is just adorable and means a lot to me because I will always remember where it came from!
Buttons, Wire, Bottle, Sand, Ribbon, Tag
You can use all kinds of different buttons. The one I made my mom had vintage buttons that were my great-grandma's...I used pastel colors in her bouquet. Remember when you are creating the sky is the limit with possibilities...use what works for you!
This is so easy! All you have to do is set out the buttons your want, you can stack them (upper right photo) or leave them as single buttons. You poke the wire through one hole then back through the other side. When you get it pulled back through you twist it to keep it in place. The lower right photo shows one that the wire broke on me, but it actually turned out to be really cute because I was able to curl those wires that broke and I added wire to the back for the stem. You will have to excuse my ugly thumb...my hands are a mess from making signs!
When I was finished making the button flowers, I curled the ends of the wire sticking out and then I added sand to the jar and put a tag and bow on the jar. I stamped the word 'joy' on the tag because my sweet friend uses it for a couple of acronyms...
J=Jesus O=Owns U=You
J=Jesus O=Others Y=Yourself
I am very BLESSED to have so many gracious, beautiful, and kind friends in my life! Thank you Deb for my special bottle and the memory of that yummy Christmas breakfast!
Have a wonderful weekend with your family and friends!