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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  • wendy vec­chi

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

  • Terry Ger­rior

    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.

  • Brook

    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!!

  • shar­ron

    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!

  • Rachel

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

  • Deb

    Wow! I love this tuto­r­ial! Thanks.

  • Heidi Ger­man

    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

    • Lisa M. Pace

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

  • Coleen

    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.

  • Marie-Hélène à Madrid

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

    Gra­cias from Spain
    Kiss from Madrid

  • Lau­rie VF

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

  • Rashida Dar

    , WOW what a big help this will be, best

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