If you’ve been stressed about what to give your child’s teacher for an end of year gift, this craft is for you! It uses only a few items that most of us have on hand. If not, they are very inexpensive and can be picked up at a nearby thrift store, Dollar Tree or craft store.
- flat buttons of various sizes and colors
- pipe cleaners
- any clean jar (optional)
- approx. 12 in. ribbon, lace or yarn (also optional)
I keep all of my buttons in a jar. Some of them have been handed down from my mom and grandma, some I have purchased over the years and others are extras and strays from old clothing. If you don’t have a stash of your own buttons, they can often be found at thrift stores and craft stores.
You will want to choose 3 to 4 buttons in varying size and color.
You will need one pipe cleaner for each flower.
Starting with the largest button – push the pipe cleaner through one hole.
Next push the pipe cleaner through a hole on the medium sized button.
Finally – push the pipe cleaner through a hole of the smallest button.
Push all three buttons together on the pipe cleaner.
Push them down together a few inches on the pipe cleaner
Push the short end of the pipe cleaner back down through another hole in the smallest button.
Push the pipe cleaner back through all three buttons and then twist the end around itself underneath the buttons.
Your child can make a bunch of them and give a bouquet of buttons to their teacher as an end of year appreciation gift. If you like you can put them into an old vase or clean jar and tie a ribbon, lace or yarn around it into a bow and present them for an everlasting and cute gift sure to please any teacher!