Vintage Button Bouquet…

May 13, 2009

Simple is good and certainly enjoyed. This little project makes me reflect on all the fun I had with my grandmothers.

Vintage Button Flowers

Supplies Needed:
9 – Clear Buttons
9 – Vintage Buttons
Scraps of Vintage Newspaper (mine came from Kenner Road), Ledger Paper and Sheet Music
24 Gauge Wire
Glossy Accents
3 – Vintage Wooden Spools (I wrapped embroidery floss around mine)

Tools Needed:
Wire Cutters
Paper Piercer
Paper Towel


  • Place Glossy Accents onto the back of one clear button, place button onto selected paper, push button down to help remove air bubbles that may occur, let glossy accents set for about 5 min.

Ledger Paper Sheet Music Newspaper

  • Now that the Glossy Accents has set, using scissors cut out each button. Using a paper piercer poke through the button holes. Have a paper towel handy so you can wipe away excess glossy accents from your paper piercer, buttons and scissors.

Altered Buttons

  • Select the buttons that you want to add to the top of your altered buttons, cut 9 pieces of 24 gauge wire to approximately 8″ in length, thread about 2″ of wire through one altered button hole, place Mother of Pearl Button onto wire then run the wire back down through the second hole of both buttons, twist wire to secure buttons

Selected Mother of Pearl Buttons Secured Buttons

  • Stack three Vintage Spools on top of each other, place wire stems through the holes

Altered Vintage Button Bouquet

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  • That is sooooooooo sweet!!
    LOVE IT!
    wendy :smile:

  • I am loving this! I can see sooo many possibilties with this tech!

  • Beth W

    Girl you are on a roll! Is this like a preview from your book? I’m loving them all. Going to have to get a new “Lisa” folder-probably just get a 3 ring notebook actually. Just realized I actually have 3 folders of your stuff already. :lol:

  • Sandi in FL

    LOVE IT! What a GREAT idea!!! I REALLY love the vintage look!

  • Lynn

    Absolutely Adorable!!! I just happen to have a jar ful of old spools my Aunt gave me. I know what I am going to do with them. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • just loving it! I have done this with colored buttons. I never thought about putting paper on the backs of the clear buttons! I guess that is why you are the amazing Lisa Pace and I am not! :lol:

  • leonie

    Tese are so cute Lisa, thanks for showing how to make them!

  • Linda Hahn

    Lisa, I love your idea of gluing papers to the backs of the clear buttons. I’ll definitely try that! Another great tutorial!!

  • So cute and a great way to use up all of those vintage buttons!!! I plan to make a few of these for some sweet friends of mine!!! Thanks for always being such a wonderful source of inspiration!

  • Oh what a great project, I love it! I’ll be linking.

  • Deb

    Wow! I love this tutorial! Thanks.

  • I just found your blog and I LOVE these! I recently became addicted to making button flowers and I love your twist with the clear buttons & paper. Where did you find the large clear buttons? All of the ones I have are small and I was at 2 craft stores today looking for the large size with no luck. Can you share the manufacturer’s name? Thanks for sharing this tutorial!

  • linda kay murphy

    Wonderful again a great project something what I thought could top of some of these would be beads to cover the holes too!
    Linda Kay

    • Yes Linda Kay… beads, rhinestones or pearl cabochons would look great.

  • These are so cute. I like the idea of beads with them and how about some greenery down below. Like florist leaves or paper leaves. You are so creative.

  • Thank you Thank You and Thank you
    for yours ideas .. for yours tutorials and for share with us

    Gracias from Spain
    Kiss from Madrid

  • Thank you for the idea….love it. First time I have come across your site…look forward to following.
    Laurie VF

  • , WOW what a big help this will be, best

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