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Button Spring Flowers Shadow Box


Are you already longing for Spring? Have lots of buttons laying around and need something to do with them? My Button Spring Flowers Shadow Box is easy to make and will add a dash of color to your home.


I can't be the only person tired of Old Man Winter, can I? I'm not a fan of the cold weather, I'm a Caribbean warm weather baby and love the sun on my face. I don't like excessive heat but a nice warm sun with a cool breeze is what I'm about. Unlike what most people think of the Caribbean, it's not hell fire hot in the Caribbean, after all, the islands are surrounded by the Caribbean sea, so there is always a cool breeze blowing. Yesterday, we had a fairly warm day here in Colorado so Madison and I went outdoors and decided to do what we do best when we're bored, we started on a craft. I like simple and easy things, I'm not a fan of spending hours working on a craft. Those hours can be spent doing other things. However, we had a ton of buttons just laying around and I needed something to do with them. I also had a few shadow boxes left over. Shadow boxes are so easy to create and you may remember my Jingle of Joys Holiday Shadow Box.  Whether you're a perfectionist or an amateur like I am, shadow boxes are a joy to make and always look beautiful, even with their imperfections. They are also fairly inexpensive to make, compared to buying them in store.

Button Spring Flowers Shadow Box

Supplies Needed:

Buttons in assorted sizes
Shadow Box
Craft Cord, Jute or Yarn
Glue Gun
Stickers (optional)


Instructions:

STEP 1

Start gathering your buttons together and find the ones that you want to use. You're going to need different sizes but essentially bigger ones are better, with small ones that you can attach to the big buttons. With your glue gun attach the small buttons to the bigger buttons to make your button "flower". You can use up to 3 buttons but I decided on two because it was easier.


STEP 2

Cut your craft cord, jute or yarn in different lengths. You can however cut them into the same length if you want it to be uniform. Remove the back of your shadow box and glue your material on the inside cover. These will act as your stems.


STEP 3

Next glue your buttons to the top of your "stems". If you have additional small buttons you can use them to act as leaves. I had quite a few small flower designed buttons and used these, but you can also use circular ones. Whatever you have!


STEP 4

Place the back of your shadow box back in place and you're done.


That's it. Super easy and just 3 simple steps!

This took me less than 10 minutes and since I already had the materials, it was inexpensive to make. You can get all of the materials at your local dollar store. Now instead of dreary snow, I can look at this in my home and dream of the spring flowers that I will soon be seeing in just a few months.

What about you, are you looking forward to spring?

Annmarie John
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  1. What a creative idea to use buttons. I believe I have a whole bin full of unused buttons just waiting for a new home!

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  2. That is the cutest thing ever! I need to do this. Button crafts have always been my favorite.

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  3. Oh my! That's a really cute craft! And I love how yours turned out! I have to try this with my kids when they're a little bit older!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

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  4. What an adorable DIY idea! Perfect for thee dreary months! We all need something to brighten the day, this is perfect!

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  5. When it was cold, I was looking forward to spring. Now it is 70 degrees out! This is a cute shadow box.

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  6. This is such a cute craft. My daughter would enjoy it.

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  7. This is adorable! I love winter but this is super cute for the Spring! Lots of color.

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  8. Such a cute and adorable DIY! I can definitely see this fun DIY shadow box in a little girls room!

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  9. That would be so cute in a kid's room. And it is so easy to make too. I think my sister-in-law would like this for her baby.

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  10. What a fun craft to help usher in spring! I'll have to dig out all of my extra buttons and try my hand at making my own shadow box button garden.

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  11. How fun, this would be so fun to do with my nieces! They are adorable flowers!

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  12. This would be the perfect craft for my daughter Bella!! What a great idea, I know she would love to make one of these.

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  13. Soo adorable! Love all the colors and the use of buttons.

    Alix | www.apintsizedlifeblog.com

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  14. What a sweet little craft. Perfect for a gift for a grandmom and Mother's Day is coming up!

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  15. This is so cute! A perfect activity for little girls!

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  16. Those are cute to make for spring. And hurrah for warmer days a'coming for those living in the chold!

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  17. What a fun project to make! I love spring and this would bring a touch of the season to any room

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  18. What a fun craft! I love the bright colors and that you were able to make it with things you already had. Here in Texas we haven't really had much of a winter, but I am still ready for spring and all the beautiful flowers to be out again!

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  19. You dont seem like an amateur, because this shadow box is totally daring! I love the fresh vibe to the flowers since its almost (kinda) spring!

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  20. This is so cute. I love the use of buttons and tall the fun bright colors. It's so simple but different and cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. This is such a cute craft. The bold colored buttons make it more colorful and really brighten up the space.

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  22. Well, now I am looking forward to flowers! I love these. Would n't these be adorable on the walls of a room??

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  23. How fun that would be to do. This would be fun to do as well.

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  24. I ran across this on Facebook and thought it was too cute! My daughter peeped over my shoulder that she wants to make one and pose for a picture like your daughter did ;)

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  25. This looks adorable and very simple to make. My daughter would enjoy doing this with me.

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  26. How very pretty and colorful! I love this idea! It would be fun to recycle buttons from clothing you no longer use, too!

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  27. What a cute project idea with the kids! These would look so good in a bedroom or playroom.

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  28. Yes, yes, yes! My longing for spring is so real! I'm not a big DIY-er, but I can picture myself doing this successfully! Thanks for sharing <3

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  29. Shadow boxes are really fun to make, this one would look really good in a kids room or guest room.

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  30. This is the cutest little craft ever! My mom has a million buttons and she never knows what to do with them, i can't wait to have a craft weekend with her, we will be making these for sure!

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  31. Awe, these are so cute! We have a jar of old buttons, that this project would be perfect for on our next art day.

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  32. As someone who is allergic to flowers, this is my kind of craft. It's so cute and fun. My nieces would love these.

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  33. This is a great project to do especially before the season starts. This is great for someone who is looking for Spring inspo.

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  34. I love shadow boxes!! This is such a cute little idea! Definitely sharing this with a friend who does crafts like this!

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  35. This is such a cute DIY! I might make one for my little sister because it would match her bedroom perfectly :)

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  36. This is a very cute craft! I can get smaller frames and make some to give as gifts. I think DIY gifts are more beautiful and heartfelt because of the effort the giver put in to make them. Let me get some materials and start making my own shadow box too.

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  37. this is very unique and so cute! i like the idea! very colorful and looks like a lot of fun to do with my daughter!

    - Our Family World

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  38. very colorful and unique! now ive got an idea what to do with old button clothes! my daughter will surely be a kind of a help!

    -Dana Vento

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  39. We've been loving the winter weather, but I'm just about over it all. Is it spring yet? Even if it's not, I can make your cute craft and get ready.

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  40. This would make for such a fun older kiddo craft! I love that they can hang it up and be proud of their work after!

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  41. It's such a cute and creative idea! I have a pack of buttons that I think I will use to try this. Thank you for your lovely post.

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  42. This is such an adorable craft project!! I am totally craving spring colors right now and the other day I purchased hot pink flowers for that pop of color in my dining room.

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  43. What a cute project! I love button DIY projects, and I bet my daughter would love this too.

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  44. such a cute craft! My daughter is all about crafts and I'm not into them but I always like looking at craft posts for ideas to do with her. Lovely finished shadow box too for your mantelpiece.

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  45. This is a great cute craft. And so easy for the kids to do. I love the bright and bold colors you used. Perfect for Spring!

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  46. Fun idea! I remember doing this technique with felt and buttons on cards and scrapbook pages, this is a fun decorative twist!

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  47. I so can't wait for spring. What a beautiful and creative idea. We have lots of buttons laying around. Can't wait to make this with my girls

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  48. Oh my goodness, this is so darn adorable! I love how vibrant and cute it is!

    Thanks for sharing - definitely adding this to my project list.

    Wishing you a lovely week.
    xoxo

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  49. This a creative way to use buttons. It will make sure a great personalized gift too. Thanks for sharing!

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  50. I totally love this cute shadow box. Great for gift giving to family members and loved ones too. If we have little ones, I would create this with them. Thank you for sharing this!

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  51. I LOVE THIS!! I think this is more up my alley. I can certainly do this one. I will try and do this for sure for spring. This would look great on the wall.

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