Monday, April 2, 2012

Button Egg Topiary

I'd like to share an Easter craft with you today.


You'll need a styrofoam egg, pins, a wooden dowel, floral foam,
a flower pot or container and
buttons...


 or should I say, BUTTONS!


Just start pinning the buttons to the styrofoam egg.  Go ahead and overlap them and fill in the spaces as best you can.  Leave a small area uncovered so you can insert the wooden dowel.


When you are done, it should look something like this:


I then got a small flower pot and filled it with some floral foam.


Stick wooden dowel into the styrofoam egg.  I covered my dowel with ribbon
but you could leave it as is or even paint it a pretty color. 
Stick other end of wooden dowel into the floral foam.


I added some crinkled paper to cover the floral foam and now I have
a button egg topiary!


This is a very easy craft, however, I must warn you, you will use alot of buttons!

I'm so glad you visited Random Thoughts today.  I really do appreciate each & every visit.

I'll be linking this to:  Bunny Blog Hop, at DIY by Design,
Live Laugh Linky Thursday at live love rowe,
Thursdays Are Your Days at 52 Mantels
Weekend Wrap Up at Tatertots & Jello

Go on over and check it out!



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Gina
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48 comments:

  1. I am pinning this! This has to be the cutest egg topiary I have seen yet. You did such an amazing job. I am super impressed, as usual, with your creativity. Thanks so much for linking up to the Bunny Blog Hop!!

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  2. I like it Gina. I just made similar button eggs (but I glued them). The pin heads are decorative too!

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  3. That egg is amazing. That must have taken a long time and many buttons.
    Very creative.

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  4. Cute girl! Very tedious, but oh so cute!

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  5. This is just the cutest idea I've seen in a long time. Very unique and fun! Visiting from the Bunny Hop. :-) Sue

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  6. That is absolutely precious, and so VERY creative! Love it! :)

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  7. Your button egg is beautiful! I just love it. Great job...thanks for sharing it.

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  8. Gina, this is so darling! I have my buttons in a jar just like that. Great minds think alike. lol! I want to save this and make one next year, love it!
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  9. Now, that is too cute for words!!! hugs...cleo

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  10. Now, that is too cute for words!!! hugs...cleo

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  11. Gina- What a sweet little craft. Something that even the older grandkids could do. You KNOW we don't let SweetCheeks touch PINS!;>) Happy Monday to you, sweet girl~ xo Diana

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  12. Oh my goodness, this is so adorable, even I could attempt this!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  13. what a great idea. i love buttons & this would a great use of them. hopped over thanks to the "bunny blog hop" ... luv your blog. so nice to meet ya. take care. (:

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  14. That is so cute! I will start a jar of pastel buttons and make this,a maybe next year? Hugs, Linda

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  15. Sweet, adorable, just perfect for spring! Greeeaaaaat Job!

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  16. What a cute idea! I love all the different colors and sizes of buttons. Great job!

    xo
    Pat

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  17. That is soooo cute! Great job. I've just got to pin it and show it to everybody on my fb page....I LOVE button crafts :)

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  18. Gina, that is so cute!! Looks a little tedious, but you will have it forever!

    Carol

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  19. That's one of the prettiest crafts I've seen in a while. I really love it. My mom has a HUGE jar full of buttons. I need to show her this.

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  20. Gina, this is adorable! One of my favorite Easter topiaries! Thanks for sharing such a cute idea!

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  21. Finding this in my email was delightful! Very original and different! How do you do it? I have lots of buttons and am making this! Thanks for the great pics, just so pretty!

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  22. That's really cute Gina, I've been working so much that I haven't had time to play!

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  23. I was wondering if I would see this. You make the cutest stuff G! Between the wreath, this and the little flower cups... you are way ahead. You be M1 and I'll be M2 ;) Hugs!!

    Pinning... so, so pinning =)

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  24. Gina!
    Your topiary is beautiful!
    I LOVE the pearl touch!
    You married craft to Faberge'!
    ~Lynne
    w/L.

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  25. Gina, this is one of the cutest Easter decorations EVER! LOVE it. Thanks for the tutorial, my friend. This would be a great craft for movie time! :D It looks time consuming, but Very Much worth the effort.

    xo,
    RJ

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  26. I love the button topiary...so cute and Springy!! I'm your newest follower, Gina. Follow me back? :)

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  27. Hi lovely lady.
    I love your button egg it is beautiful! I just love it. Great job...thanks for sharing with us.
    I also would like to thank you so much for your sweet comments on my new Easter Tablescape. I hope you have a wonderful Easter with your family.
    XXOO Diane

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  28. This is fabulous!!! I am totally going to pin it to pinterest. P.S. I am really jealous of your button collection.

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  29. Wow that is a lot of buttons! So cute!

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  30. OMG! That is so precious and it even looks like I could do it, now that is saying something. Thanks you so much for sharing. I hope you don't mind but I will link over here Friday when I post. Happy Easter. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

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  31. Wow!!

    So happy to stop by your blog, please stop by and say hello at my blog as well and if you are not already a follower, please take the time to become one as well at http://jessicaslilcorner.blogspot.com

    Have a blessed day!! :)

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  32. This is just too cute! Now I want one!

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  33. That's adorable!!! I want to make one now!!

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  34. I love this project - how cute to use pins instead of glue.

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  35. This is so darn cute! Do you think I'd be crazy to make it now, even though Easter has come and gone? So clever!
    Blessings, Linda

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  36. Very Cute! Hopped over from Tatertots and Jello!
    Hugs-
    Carol @arewethereyet

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  37. I want to make a 3-tier topiary using large round styrofoam balls and a 1/2 " wooden dowel. Never worked with these items. Is it possible to push the dowel through the styrofoam? These balls are 20 bucks each...need advice!

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  38. SeSee,

    I didn't have an email address to contact you, so I'm hoping you check back here for a reply.

    I think you will be able to get the dowel through, but it may be hard to keep the dowel straight.

    Gina

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  40. I love this egg topiary and I'm going to pick up the supplies today and start my Easter projects. Those colors are so "springy" and lovely. Thanks for sharing!

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