How to DIY a sweet & easy, Valentine’s Day Paper Flower & Buttons Tree

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.

Beautiful for Valentine's Day. Tutorial on

Paper Flower & Buttons Tree by Patty Schaffer

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.

Beautiful paper & button flowers. Cover a Styrofoam cone with them -- it's gorgeous for Valentine's Day.

Detail on the larger flowers. Beautiful!

  1. 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.

Valentine's Day LOVE! So pretty, and the easy DIY is on

Who would you give one of these trees?

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.

What a pretty topiary! A great way to use up paper scraps and paint chips.

Flower Garden Topiary by Patty Schaffer

Wishing for spring? Then Patty’s Butterfly Topiary is just the thing.

Pretty springtime paper craft -- DIY a Pretty Paper Butterfly Tree & Easter Egg.

Butterfly Topiary and Egg by Patty Schaffer

Sneak peek!

Mmmmm . . .

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!

Happy crafting.



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18 Responses to How to DIY a sweet & easy, Valentine’s Day Paper Flower & Buttons Tree

  1. Cindy says:

    I love people who can come up with these creative designs. Very very cute. Going to have to try and make the valentine tree. Love the butterfly tree, that may be next. Have a beautiful Sunday.

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment. Patty Schaffer makes beautiful paper crafts, and she so willingly shares her talents and creations. I’m glad you’re inspired! Happy crafting. Sharon

  2. Bec says:

    The paper and button flower trees are fantastic. Love the pics. Thanks

  3. Angie says:

    Love you loads and will always do.
    We’re joined together by powerful glue

    Friends like you
    Know what to do
    To make others feel so loved.
    Happy Valentine’s

    Love your Valentine’s Day crafts! Thank you for sharing!

  4. Studio Rose says:

    This is gorgeous! I love all things Valentine. 🙂

  5. annehaun says:

    Great projects Sharon – thanks for sharing.

    • Sharon says:

      Thanks! Patty Schaffer makes the prettiest paper crafts, and it’s always a happy day when she shares with us. So glad you like this sweet, little tree. Sharon

  6. LisaM6 says:

    Those are great topiary button/flowers. Funny I have some of that paper. lol
    I think these would make great Grandma gifts.

    ps I got my giftcards yesterday in the mail. Thanks so much! Did a little shopping today before the next storm moves through. 🙂

    • Sharon says:

      That is funny that you have these papers in your stash! You’re halfway to having the project finished, imo! Are you crafting for Valentine’s Day? Thanks for joining in today. Sharon

  7. What a dainty looking tree!! LOVE it! Friday’s sneak looks like a frosted cupcake!! YUMMERS!

  8. Katiria says:

    My mom could use a pick me up. This craft would be perfect

    • Sharon says:

      How sweet to think of your mom — this little bouquet would certainly brighten her day! I hope you have a flower-filled craft session very soon. Sharon

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