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Painted Wood Flowers with Button Centers

I will show you how to make these whimsical painted wood flowers with button centers!

Today I have two button-based crafty projects to share with you;  Painted Wood Flowers with Button Centers and a DIY Button Letter Canvas over at Twelve 0 Eight.  Both of these adorable crafts were created as part of a gallery wall for the little girl’s bedroom revamp I have been working on. Button wood flowers on the wall in purple, green and pink.

I found these fabulous big wooden flower cut-outs for 2 bucks a piece at my local dollarama a few months ago and I immediately snapped them up knowing they would find a crafty purpose at some point in my life…Cut out wooden flower pieces.

I gathered some craft supplies: giant wooden flowers, craft paint and brushes, glue gun and glue, and a bag o’buttons…

A bucket full of buttons and a hot glue gun on the counter.

First I painted each flower in one of the enchanting colours from the room design (purple, pink, and green).

The flower being painted a pink with streaks of white.

They felt a little strong and bold in the solid colour, so to tone the colour down I dry brushed some white streaks over top of the flowers using the same method as I used for the small wooden flowers on my burlap and pinwheel summer wreath.

The 3 flowers in pink, purple and green drying on the table.

Once the paint was dry, I chose a contrasting button colour to use for each flower and gathered a bunch of buttons.

Arranging the buttons on the flowers.

I laid them out in the center first, and then started gluing them down with my hot glue gun. I layered buttons on top of one another to add some depth and dimension and kept working at the button center until I was satisfied with the overall look.

Using the hot glue gun to glue the buttons in the centre of the flowers.


We used Velcro strips to hang these on the wall.

The flowers hanging on the wall by velcro strips.

I love the fun eye catching colour and texture to the flowers… they are perfect for the little girl/big girl room gallery wall that I have planned.

The 3 flowers hanging on the wall in the house.

Want a little more buttony-fun? Then check out the Button Letter Canvas that I am sharing today over at Twelve O Eight.

DIY button letter canvas by thehappyhousie graphic.


And today I have a super exciting announcement!! Have you been to Work it Wednesday yet??

The blissful bee work it Wednesday graphic.


Well, starting next Wednesday, August 28th I will be cohosting Work it Wednesday!! Amy, from the Blissful Bee, started this fabulous link party several weeks ago and it has been growing steadily ever since. I love all the good ideas that I see each week at this party and am so excited that I now get to be a part of it every week! In addition to myself and Amy, Work it Wednesday will be cohosted by Aniko from Place of My Taste and Laura of The Turquoise Home. I hope all my bloggy friends will come by Wednesday morning at 8 am PST to link up – each of your links will be seen on all four blogs!!

Thanks for reading. And remember my housie friends, HOME isn’t built in a day. Enjoy the journey!



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  1. Great job Krista…we are planning to decorate our daughter’s room and she loves flowers and colors. this would be a great addition to her room….where did you find those giant paintable wood flowers…any info is appreciated…

    1. I actually found those giant flowers at my local Dollarama – which may not be of much help to you! Sorry! I have seen large wooden cut-outs at craft stores like Michaels, as well, and you may be able to order them online? Good luck with your daughter’s bedroom project!

    1. Aw, thanks Abby! You are so sweet, friend. I do love the cute craft projects that we get to make in Kindergarten – especially around the holidays!!

  2. Very pretty and graphic. They have a modern edge to them, yet are still “cottagey” and girly. Love the button centres – I’m a sucker for the vintage look.

    1. Thank you Petra! Those flowers really are quite the find. They would be cute as chalkboard flowers too- or covered with cork even. It was hard to decide just what to do with them!!

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