Written By: DIY & Craft Contributor, Katie Femia
When we think of spring, we may think of baby birds and plenty of colorful flowers. We might think of colorful eggs and candy, adorning our tables and home. But spring is an excellent time to whip out those buttons and get crafting some fun and bright spring décor!
Buttons can be found in a multitude of colors, sizes, and shapes. And they have so many uses! Most thrift stores have button bins with spare buttons, but if you can’t find any near you, just head to your local Hobby Lobby and browse their selection (don’t forget to print out their 40% off coupon before you go!) and see what you can find!
With just a few supplies, you can use buttons to create some adorable, colorful, and spring themed décor for your home! Take a peek!
Whimsical Button Frame
This frame is a cinch to make and makes a great Easter basket stuffer! Kids will love getting in on the action too.
Hot or craft glue
(I was able to find all at my local dollar store!)
1. Clean your frame so your buttons will adhere well.
2. Put a thick strip of blue along the perimeter of the frame, one side at a time.
3. Quickly assemble the buttons on the glue, pressing firmly.
4. Once the perimeter is covered, add accent buttons to create a “stacked” dimension.
That’s it! You can display your favorite photo in your new frame, or you can gift these to teachers or friends. Create a pattern with your buttons, or just go for random and fun! Either way, these are a fun conversation piece and add some instant spring color to your home!
Beautiful Button Flowers
If you are looking for some fun, funky, and inexpensive spring décor for your home, look no further than these beautiful button flowers!
Assorted buttons (Found at most thrift stores or crafting stores)
Florists wire (Found at most craft stores for around $1.99)
Shredded green paper (optional)
1. Cut your wire into 5-6 inch lengths.
2. Fold the top inch or so over into a “U” shape.
3. String your first button on the “U”, starting with smallest first.
4. Repeat this step again using your next button, getting larger in size.
5. Continue to stack the buttons smallest to largest in this manner until your “bloom” has formed.
6. Typically, 3-5 buttons is sufficient!
7. Make a few tiny “buds’ by repeating this step and only using 2 buttons.
8. Once your buttons are on, twist the head to hold them in place.
9. Assemble your blooms in a small vase. Add shredded paper to act as a filler and hold your stems in place if you wish!
These blooms are so fun to look at, and so fun to make. These can be assembled in a bowl or vase of your choosing. You can even stuck as picks into live plants. Either way, they are sure to add a pop of spring color to your home!
Little girls love hair accessories, and they love crafting! Here is the perfect combo! These button barrettes are simple and chic! Again, all you need are a few inexpensive materials and you are minutes away from a fun spring accessory.
Plain hair clips/barrettes
Hot or craft glue
1. Clean your hair clips with soapy water so the buttons will adhere.
2. Add a small dab of glue to the end of the barrette.
3. Press firmly into place and hold so it adheres.
4. Once dry, stack an alternate color on top of that button. Glue into place.
5. You can add a third button if you wish, or leave as is.
Little girls will love designing their own hair barrettes using colorful buttons! Have fun and use a variety of colors. You can mix, you can match, you can design these to match your child’s outfit. Either way, they add another fun and funky pop of spring color!
As you can see, a handful of buttons are not only inexpensive, but they can make you all sorts of fun spring crafts! So head to your local craft store, grab a handful, and start crafting! You will be surprised at everything you can come up with.