Button Flowers Pillow Makeover

Button Flowers Pillow Makeover

It’s my favourite time of the month again… time for the Thrifty Chicks project challenge.

On the second Wednesday of each month I join some very talented blogging friends for a project challenge, and with a different theme each time it’s really a lot of fun.

If you missed any of the past projects you can find them here.


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I’m so excited to see what my blogging friends have come up with for this month’s button challenge. You’ll find links to their projects at the end of this post. Be sure to visit and check out the fabulousness.

But first I’ll share my project with you, a quick and easy button flowers pillow makeover.


pink pillow belore gluing on button flowers

I found this sweet pink pillow a few years ago for $1, and even though I love it I’ve always thought it was a little boring.

I’m not sure what this fabric is called but it’s very soft and the dots are raised.


Pillow and buttons and hot glue gun for pillow makeover

For my pillow makeover all I needed was some buttons from my thrifted buttons gloriousness stash, and some hot glue.

I love working with buttons, and earlier this spring I used hundreds of my buttons when I made this DIY button wreath.


adding hot glue to back of buttons for flowers on pillow

All I did was add a dab of hot blue to the back of each button.


Gluing on the Button Flowers

burgundy button flower with gold and faux pearl center glued onto pink pillow

And then I glued them on the pillow to make my center burgundy button flower.

TIP: Put your button flowers together on your craft desk/table first, and when you’re ready do a dry fit on the pillow before you start gluing.

This way you make sure to get the spacing just the way you like it.


burgundy button flower with gold and faux pearl center and green button stem and leaves glued onto pink pillow

I then went into my green button stash and added a stem and leaves.

Just use what you have. Here I’m using some fabric covered buttons for the stem.

If the buttons aren’t all the same that’s totally ok. Actually I think it’s better than ok, I think it makes it much more interesting.


purple button flower with pink button center glued onto pink pillow

The second flower has purply buttons with a pink round button center.


purple button flower with pink button center and green buttons stems and leaves glued onto pink pillow

And more fabric covered green buttons for its stem, and some little buttons for leaves.


purple and burgundy button flowers glued on pink pillow

These flowers come together really quick.


blue button flower with gold and pink button center with green button stem and leaves glued on to pink pillow

Here’s the third blue button flower with a pink button center.

I used the same fabric covered buttons as with the purply flower for its stem and some odds and sods for the leaves.


Pink pillow makeover with button flowers

And here are the three finished button flowers dressing up the front of the pillow.

Easy peasy! This button flowers pillow makeover was done in about 15 minutes.

What did take some time was going through all my buttons and picking out which ones to use.

It took me about an hour, but I could have sat there putting different flower button combos together for days. lol. So much fun!


Quick and easy button flowers pillow makeover

This was such an easy project, and the possibilities are pretty endless depending on the pillow and the buttons you use.

And if you want to display the plain side of the pillow sometimes you still can by just turning it over.


Share this project for later by pinning to your favorite board!

Quick and pillow makeover by creating flowers our of buttons


Now be sure to check out what my friends did with their button projects.

Just click on the links below to check them out.

1. Little Vintage Cottage: Button Easter Egg
2. Audrey Would: Upcycling Thrifted Buttons
3. Lora B: Create & Ponder: DIY Button Topiary
4. Adirondack Girl at Heart: How to Display and Sell Vintage & Antique Buttons
5. Itsy Bits and Pieces: DIY Button Card Projects
6. Color Me Thrifty: That’s mine

Thrifty Chicks Buttons Challenge


Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…

keep on keepin’ on!


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  1. I’m not a big fan of the pillow color but for baby blankets for little girls the fabric is adorable. The little buttons look cute as flowers. Oh and by the way the fabric is called minky dot.

  2. Love it Tuula! It goes with your colorful, fun personality!


  3. This is so much fun and is really cheerful. You picked great buttons to make your happy little flowers. I love this idea!

  4. Your pillow is absolutely adorable, Tuula–bright, cheerful, and perfect for spring!

  5. So cute, Tuula! It reminds me of my very own button pillows I made; they’re my favorite. I think this will be your favorite, too:) Love your fresh, new look here!

  6. That is simply adorable! Thanks for sharing your idea!!