Here is a simple and fun spring project that can bring a little brightness to any space while reusing leftover materials.
You will need:
Styrofoam Wire Cutters Scissors Or Table Knife Double Sticky Tape Buttons of varying size and color 22 or 24 gage Wire A mini vase, empty coffee can, mug, or container that needs a new use.
First, start by choosing an item that will hold your mini flower garden. I chose this adorable whale from Fruit Fly Pie originally it was meant to hold toothpicks, but I think its the perfect size for this project.
Cut a piece of Styrofoam that will lay in the bottom of your vase. If your piece is a little too small or moves around too much, place a piece of double sticky tape on the bottom.
For my vase, I cut my wire into 6" and 8" pieces. Depending on the height of your vase, you might want to cut your wire longer or shorter, remembering that the shorter your stem, the better chance it has of standing up on its own.
Thread your wire through your largest button first, then choosing contrasting colors, thread up to 3 more buttons.
Take the wire and thread it back down through the other holes, creating a loop at the top. Pull the wire snuggly, until the loop is tight against the button. Twist the shorter end of the wire underneath the buttons to secure them.
Repeat these steps and create as many flowers as you want! Once you have filled your work space with flower buttons, take each one and stick them into your Styrofoam mount. Arrange them so that they are different heights and matching colors aren't next to each other. Place your mounted flowers into your vase and enjoy your creation.