Technique Tuesday with Rachel Hall

Who doesn't have a mess of buttons hoarded in jars in their scrap space? I know I have a ton of buttons. During our National Scrapbook Day Crop, Rachel showed us 7, yes 7 different techniques for creating some handmade flowers for your projects using materials you probably already have lying around. Here is just one of her techniques for using up your button stash. You know you will always find more buttons to hoard to replace them.

This technique was featured during our NSD Crop. You can see the rest of Rachel's flowers here.
Button Flower

Materials Needed:
large brad
chipboard circle

1. Cut a chipboard circle that is slightly larger than the diameter of your brad. Poke hole in the center of the chipboard circle for your brad to go though.

2. Adhere buttons to the outside perimeter of the chipboard circle.

3. Let dry. Place brad through the hole you poked in the chipboard to create the center of your flower.

Wouldn't these look adorable hot glued to a little girl's hair tie or hair clip or even as the center of a larger flower. Have fun playing with different sizes and color combinations. Be sure to check out the rest of Rachel's flower tutorials.


Lívia Andrade said...

I love flowers!!!!!!!! :)

TeenaBugg38 said...

all of these are seriously cute! I am always looking for ways to make them rather than buy them....I'd rather spend my money on paper....LOL

Anonymous said...

I love these! I am going to try some of them! Thanks! said...

What a great embellishment! Thanks so much for sharing, I'll be linking.

Donna said...

What a clever idea!

nathalie43 said...

merci pour cette merveilleuse idée
biz - Nathalie 43 FRANCE

Nancywithajones said...

this is precious I think I will make some of these while I am laid up recouping from my dental surgery!!!
ps: I have the hardest time navigating your store/ Do you have any tips?