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Who's got the button?
I made this for a button craft swap. It was relatively easy to make and turned out so cute.

Posted by serendipity_sarah from Texas, Texas, United States • Published See serendipity_sarah's 20 projects »
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  • How to make a button bouquet. Button Flower Bouquet - Step 1
    Step 1

    Measure and cut a length of wire (the tallest flowers started out as a 24" length of wire). Bend wire in the middle so that the wire resembles a long bobby pin.

  • Step 2

    Select your buttons and thread the buttons (smallest to largest) onto the wire. Pull buttons towards the bend firmly.

  • Step 3

    Grip the ends of the wire (opposite the buttons) firmly with pliers. Then, holding the buttons firmly, twist. Keep twisting until the wire stem is stable enough to hold the buttons upright.

    For this bouquet, I also made curly wire "leaf" stems from 18 gauge wire. To make the leaf stems, cut varying lengths of wire and bend into curly spirals

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AmyAmyCay
AmyAmyCay · Lawrence, Kansas, US · 1 project
I can't wait to try this! A button bouquet in my living room will help me do away with the fake (dusty) flowers in current residence.
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cynical.girl
cynical.girl · Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US · 6 projects
incredibly adorable!!
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Kira
Kira · Los Angeles, California, US · 12 projects
Thankyou for this! There's someone on etsy that sells these bouqets for weddings and they range from 30-75 bucks. So, I'm going to try this first!
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jenny b.
jenny b. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 2 projects
thats adorable!
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rachel.
rachel. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 9 projects
super cute
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Allex
Allex · Oz, Rhone-Alpes, FR · 10 projects
i'm making these for my wedding, with different sizes of black and white buttons. thank you so much for the idea!
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GreenLeaf
GreenLeaf · Essex, England, GB · 52 projects
What a lovely idea Happy
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serendipity_sarah
serendipity_sarah · Texas, Texas, US · 20 projects
Gauge just refers to the size or thickness of the wire. The lower the number the thicker the wire. For instance 18g wire is thicker than 20g. The particular wire I used is an anti-tarnish silver coated copper wire made by Artistic Wire Ltd. I bought it from an online craft supplier sometime ago.(I don't remember which one.) But, really you could use whatever kind/gauge of wire you wanted. As long as it fits through the button holes, and is strong enough to hold up the buttons once twisted.
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Shivi
Shivi · Perth, Western Australia, AU · 14 projects
where can you buy gauge wire? a hardware store?
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Haruhi
Haruhi · 2 projects
wow! that is sooo awesome! =^___^=
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