from turtlemoss on flickr
This week’s Tutorial Tuesday project was discovered via turtlemoss on flickr, but is actually from the Artsy-Crafty Babe (her Etsy Shop). It looks really simple & easy, but looks like a lotta fun. Plus, you can make button flower pins for all of your friends for birthday and holiday gifts!
Button Flower Tutorial from Artsy-Crafty Babe
1. To make a button flower, you’ll need 5-6 smallish matching buttons, a larger button for the center, and if desired, a small button for the center of the big button. The key to making these is the glue. The three pictured above are some that I’ve used with success. What did NOT work was hot glue, craft glue, and E6000. Make sure the glue you use is meant for beads, glass, & plastics.
2. Make a ring out of your matching smaller buttons. Make sure the flattest side is facing up, this makes a better surface for adhering. Place a small dab of glue on each button.
3. Place the center button on top – flat side against flat side. **You can make the flowers with the ridge side up on the bottom layer, but it holds better with the flat side up – it’s your call.
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