Thursday, May 28, 2009

DIY: Button filled arrangement

The expression "cute as a button" didn't come about because it wasn't true. Buttons are an adorable, low cost and vintage-y way to add some flair to wedding decor. That Bride, Jenna, also known as Weddingbee's Mrs. Avocado, infused buttons into her wedding in lots of ways - as her something blue on her dress, on her shoes, on the boutonniere on the place cards, and scattered on the edges of the aisle runner. This DIY is super simple but looks amazing and would be a great addition to a guest book table, or even as a centerpiece!

From Martha Stewart Living: "Make a striking flower arrangement by displaying buttons en masse in a vase. The buttons create an eye-catching vision of a rippling pool of baubles."
You'll need a large glass vase, a narrower vase that fits inside it, and enough buttons to fill the space between them. (We used vintage mother-of-pearl buttons, which, unlike plastic ones, are heavy enough that they won't float.)

1. Fill the bottom of the large vase with buttons.
2. Place the second vessel on top.
3. Add more buttons, filling the space between the vessels, and then add water.
4. Fill the smaller vessel with water, and arrange flowers inside.

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