Making Spring Button Flowers with Bev from Flamingo Toes.

Hi friends.  We have been overwhelmed by the love, support and encouraging words that you’ve sent our way.  Even though we knew it was coming, the loss of Devin & Conner’s dad is still a difficult thing to process.  The boys are doing well and trying to get back into their normal routines.  

Today my friend Bev is here from Flamingo Toes.  I double puffy heart love Bev and she is beyond talented.  She has been kind enough to share a fabulous spring project (‘cuz I still got nuthin’…)

Hello V Spot Readers!!

My name is Bev and I blog over at Flamingo Toes. I’m excited to be here today!
Vivienne is one of the most talented, genuine, funny people I know – I had such a blast working on the SoCal Social with her!

I like creating jewelry, sewing, and making things to dress up the house a bit. Right now I’m working on changing up my mantel for Spring – so today I’m giving you a little sneak peek of how it’s coming together with a sweet and easy project!

I made up some tiny little button flowers to dress up my mantel! Aren’t they sweet? It’s a little hard to tell but these guys are only about 4″ tall.

See? They are so cute and small – they make my green birdie look like he’s related to Godzilla or something.
Why is tiny stuff so awesome? I don’t know either – it just is.

These are super quick and easy to put together. You’ll need:

tiny clay pots – 1 3/4″ tall
stuffing and green moss
fabric, trim, burlap
hot glue

Start by painting your clay pots. I painted the top rim with that awesome Martha Stewart pearl color. LOVE that color.
I’d use it on my fingernails if I could.
(Actually right not it is on my fingernails – but not in a cool, stylish on-purpose sort of way.)

I mixed in some pale turquoise paint with the pearl to make a really light blue that still had that pearl sheen.
You don’t need a ton of paint – these have two light coats on them. I wanted the clay to show through just a bit.

Once you have them all painted you can start building your flowers.

Stick a little stuffing down in the pot, then glue a small ball of moss on top of it.

Cut a strip of burlap – about 1 1/2″ x 10″. Sew a gathering stitch along one side and pull up the thread to make a little circle of burlap. Knot the thread.
Glue the burlap to a small circle of felt.

Now cut a strip of your fabric, 2″ x 18″. Fold the fabric in half, wrong sides together and sew a gathering stitch along the raw edges.

Cut another small circle of felt. (about 1″). Glue the gathered fabric in a spiral, starting at the edge of the felt circle and overlapping as you work your way in.

Now cut about 8″ of trim – and gather it up like you did the burlap.

Glue the burlap base to the green moss. Tilt it just a bit so the flower will be at a little angle.

Now glue your lace piece onto your fabric flower, then glue a button to the center.

Now glue your fabric flower into the burlap circle – and you’re done with one!!

Make as many as you like. I made a total of five – because odd numbers make me happy.

I just love that pretty blue paired with the burlap and lace and buttons –

Here’s that sneak peek of my mantel! I’m going to be finishing it up and showing off the whole thing over at my blog soon!

I hope you like them!

I’d love for you to stop by Flamingo Toes sometime and say hi! You can check out my other projects here.

Thank you so much Vivienne for having me over!

Thanks Bev! You helped save my bacon today!


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