This easy craft idea is courtesy of Kelly Purkey at American Crafts Studio Blog. I originally found this idea when I was coming up with inspiration for my “Cute as a Button” baby shower, but this idea would be great for Mother’s Day, too.
To make your flower bouquet, you’ll need to gather a few items (most of which you should be able to find around the house – no trip to the store required!):
- die cut flowers (or cut your own from craft felt)
- bamboo skewers
- vase, tea cup, drinking glass, etc.
- floral foam, rice or sand
Simply thread the buttons onto a die-cut felt flower (or one you cut yourself), making sure to keep excess string on the backside of the flower. Tie excess thread around a skewer stick, securing the flower to the front of the stick. Use a dot of glue to hold it in place. Tie a piece of ribbon on the skewer to look like the flower leaves.
Then just place the skewers into your vase (or a teacup or pop can) that’s been filled with the floral foam, rice or sand. It’s that easy!