Do you know someone who deserves a pretty flower bouquet this Valentine’s Day? Patty Schaffer’s Paper Flower & Buttons Tree is like a sweet little nosegay for someone special – your mom, a friend, a neighbor, or maybe your child’s always patient teacher. These paper flowers are easy enough that you can make several trees in an evening. Here’s how to DIY a forest of Paper Flower & Buttons Trees.
To make a Paper Flower & Buttons Tree, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 6” cone (or other size of your choice)
- Scrapbook paper, assorted designs in pink
- Textured paper in white
- Buttons, in assorted sizes and shades of pink
- Pearl head pins with white and pink heads, 1-1/2”
- Tools needed: Scissors; 2” & 1” flower punches*; optional: 1” circle punch
*Patty used the 2” EK Success Large Retro Flower Punch and the 1” Fiskars Flower Lever Punch
To make a Paper Flower & Buttons Tree:
1. Punch out an assortment of large and small flowers. You’ll need approximately 18 of the larger flowers and 30 of the smaller flowers.
2. Punch out or hand cut 30, 1” circles from the white textured paper.
- To make the 2” flowers:
- Layer together a large flower, a white circle, and a small flower.
- Thread a button on a pearl head pin, and insert the pin through the center of the flower. Gently cup and curve the petals to give them more dimension.
- Pin the flower along the lower edge of the cone.
4. Repeat Sep 3, overlapping the petals on the tree, till you’re about ¾ of the way up the cone.
5. Make the smaller flowers by layering a smaller flower on top of a 1” paper circle. Attach the smaller flowers to the top fourth of the cone cone using pins and buttons.
6. Pin on more buttons to fill in any gaps between the flowers. Use single buttons and layered buttons for a fun look.
These little Paper Flower & Buttons Trees are a heartfelt way to say “thank you” or “I appreciate you.” And whoever is lucky enough to receive one will appreciate that these flowers keep on blooming without water or sunlight, and they will brighten up any corner, counter or desktop.
If you’ve been around here for a while, you might remember Patty’s Flower Garden Topiary. To make this blooming tree, Patty paired scrapbook papers with paint chips.
Wishing for spring? Then Patty’s Butterfly Topiary is just the thing.
Who do you know who deserves a Paper Flower & Buttons Topiary for Valentine’s Day?
If you want to see more of Patty’s pretty paper crafts, don’t miss her etsy shop.
I’ll wrap up today with a sneak peek of Friday’s post. Mmmm – this is one you don’t want to miss!