diy: billy button flowers


(photo of the flowers in Andrea's home)

I've always loved dried billy button flowers, they look so whimsical and modern, but I never seem to find them in stores. I've heard you can get them online somewhere, but honestly if it's not at my local craft store or on Amazon, I usually don't get around to it.

For this dessert table that Andrea & I put together, I had grabbed some dried flower balls from the craft store last minute (in the aisle with vase fillers) and decided to quickly make my own. It worked great and it's so simple! It seems silly even doing a tutorial because it's pretty basic. But, we thought we'd share the process, and Andrea Dozier took pretty pictures along the way:




Start with dried flower balls, wire sticks, and floral tape. Then assemble: 1. set wire in jar and cut to desired height, 2. wrap wire in floral tape (dark green is what I had on hand, but other colors would look nice), 3. poke the wire into flower ball (adding glue if you'd like). 4. Keep assembling until you have a pretty arrangement!

Once you start making these it's kind of addictive - instant flower arrangements that never die. Awesome.

(photography: Andrea Dozier)

116 comments:

christine, just bella said...

bright, colourful and never die? LOVE it.

rooth said...

Simply adorable - thanks for sharing such a great idea!

Cherry said...

This is very beautiful. x

Anna of IHOD said...

Such a simple and brilliant idea:) Thanks for sharing. I love the burst of yellow for a home.

pocketwonders said...

Oh wow, these are really nice! It would defiantely be nice to have some flowers that require no maintenance. I'm terrible at taking care of flowers.

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

brilliant! Now I only need to find them here!

Alicia Clinton said...

omg Alli, i have been trying to figure out where i could possibly find these. i saw them in the photos from your designsponge feature. SO glad you shared this!! xo

Papermints said...

These cute button flowers will brighten up an room. Thanks for sharing!

angie said...

this is a cute diy for spring. i love your photos, too. :-)

Gina said...

So cute! Love this idea.

this free bird said...

this might be weird, but i don't think i've ever seen these flowers before. i kind of love when this happens. there's not so many things that are new anymore :)

xo,
carrie

Kimia Kline said...

one of my girlfriends used these flowers as her wedding bouquet :) they were just perfect.

Brittany said...

Those are adorable! I don't know if I have ever seen them before!

Whitney said...

oh how i love your blog!

Brooke said...

so awesome sauce! love it. Funny, I thought they were seeds from trees that are everywhere here in Dallas...we call them gumballs. I thought you spray painted them. So I am grateful for this simple little tutorial...ps - at my stage, simple is the bestest. xo

Erin Lian said...

I have never seen those sort of flowers before! I love the mustard yellow :)I really loved the desert table post too <3

Alena said...

Gorgeous!!

libbyjames said...

Since I love Billy Buttons it's only natural that I'm a fan of this post.

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These are just stunning! Thank you so much for the tutorial!

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Faith said...

BEATUFIUL!!
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Pistachio said...

Adorable! Sometimes, it ends up better that the easy way and you proved that!

Tang said...

Great DIY. I love it!

Heather said...

precious! yellow is just so happy! i love to have a little bit of yellow in every room! this is such a great little project!

busma said...

Gorgeous!! Very nice

Floral Designer said...

Adorable! Simple and pretty! Do join me on my Floral Fragrant fiesta! Floral Designer from London - Bettylovesblooms.blogspot.com x

Rugrat floormats said...

The look happy and cheerful and not that hard to do.thanks Julianne

Anonymous said...

Where did you find the dried flower balls at?

Anonymous said...

I am also really interested as to were you found these flower balls? I would love to use these for my wedding! What store were they in?

alli/hooray said...

Anonymous, so sorry for the late response.. I got my dried bur at Joann's, it's labeled as Natural Filler and made by Panacea. In the aisle with other vase fillers like pebbles, rocks, etc. (they come in yellow, red, and green). I hope this helps, feel free to email me if you have any questions! (hooraydesign at gmail).

Vicki said...

cute, found you from papernstitch. love those cute button flowers. i'll be following.

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