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Moms Are Like Buttons Craft Idea (with Free Printable Mother’s Day Card and Tag!)

Mother’s Day is coming! This moms are like buttons craft idea is so simple – even the kids can make it. I’ve provided a free Moms Are Like buttons printable gift tag and card to go along with it! Also learn how to make button flowers with an easy step by step tutorial.

Moms are like buttons, they hold everything together. Isn’t this the truth!?

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, it was definitely time for a Mother’s Day craft idea.

It’s kind of a universal law that moms love flowers, right? Since I love this mom are like buttons quote, I’m going to teach you how to make button flowers to add in to a cute potted plant for your mom. The button flowers tutorial is so simple and perfect project for the kiddos!

I made a really cute (and FREE) moms are like buttons printable for Mother’s Day to go along with this Mother’s Day gift.

Learn how to make this adorable Mother's Day craft: a potted plant with button flowers and a gift tag that reads

This moms are like buttons craft tutorial contains affiliate links, but nothing that I wouldn’t wholeheartedly recommend anyway! Read my full disclosure here.

Supplies needed to make this

Supplies for button flowers:

Step 1. Cut floral wire.

A single piece of floral wire sits on a white table.

Cut your floral wire into pieces between 8 and 12 inches long. You’ll need one piece of wire for each button flower.

Step 2. Add button to wire.

A collage of 3 images showing how to attach a small yellow button to floral wire. This will become the stem and center of a flower.

First you will string your button onto the wire and wrap about 2-3 inches through the button.

Step 3. Twist the wire behind the button to secure it.

Next you can twist the wire behind the button a couple times to keep the button in place at the top of the wire.

Step 4. Add paper flowers.

A collage of 3 images showing how to attach a paper flower to floral wire, making a cute faux flower with a button center.

You will add the paper flower on to the wire behind the button. To secure the paper flower, you can wrap the wire around in a “C” shape on the bottom of the flower.

5 completed button flowers sit on a white table. We'll use these adorable little faux flowers to create the

Step 5. Add button flowers to the potted plant.

A close up look at the diy button flowers placed in a potted flower plant.
A close up look at the DIY button flowers stuck into a potted plant with flower bulbs. This is one part of our

Place the button flowers at varying heights around the potted plant.

Step 6. Print & tie on “mothers are like buttons” tag.

A sheet full of pink gift tags with white text that reads
A pink gift tag that says

Cut out the mothers are like buttons printable tag and tie it onto the potted plant using baker’s twine.

Printable Mother's Day card and gift tags, both pink with the same cute saying that reads

With this free mom are like buttons printable, you’ll be able to print 4 tags and 1 card.

Since the printable is free, you can print as many as you need! Printable is for personal use only. πŸ™‚

Click here to download the moms are like buttons printable!

Learn how to make this easy and kid-friendly Mother's Day craft gift idea: a potted rose plant decorated with DIY button flowers, and a gift tag that reads
A close up look at the DIY button flowers we made for this Mother's Day craft idea. These button flowers are made with paper flowers, buttons, and floral wire.

Moms really are like buttons, aren’t they? They are keeping us all together at the seams. They go unnoticed and unappreciated most days. So remember to spoil your mom this Mother’s Day! She deserves it.

Image shows a potted rose plant on a table. Overlay text on the image says

What about your other handmade Mother’s Day gift ideas?

DIYs are, of course, my favorite gifts to give…especially for Mother’s Day.

Button flowers made with floral wire, paper flowers and buttons sticking out of potted mini rose plant sitting on white table

How To Make Button Flowers

Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $15

Mother's Day is coming up! Learn how to make these adorable button flowers, which you can add to a potted plant for extra cute decoration. Don't forget the FREE "mom are like buttons" printable for a sweet message to your cherished mom!

Materials

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Wire cutter
  • Printer (to print tag)

Instructions

  1. Cut floral wire somewhere between 8 and 12 inches using wire cutters. You'll need one piece of wire for each flower.
  2. Add button to wire. First you will string your button onto the wire and wrap about 2-3 inches through the button.
  3. Twist wire behind button to keep the button in place at the top of the wire.
  4. String the paper flower onto the wire behind the button. Te secure, wrap the wire around in a "C" shape under the flower.
  5. Add button flowers to potted plant.
  6. Print & tie on "mothers are like buttons" tag.

20 thoughts on “Moms Are Like Buttons Craft Idea (with Free Printable Mother’s Day Card and Tag!)

  1. I used to have this saying on a pillow when my kiddies were growing up! It sure is so true! Love how you used the buttons as the centers of the flowers! Such a sweet gift for Mothers Day πŸ™‚

  2. This is one of the cutest Mother’s Day projects I’ve seen in a while, and how precious to use the buttons and paper flowers. So clever, and a great way to use your destash items. I’ve pinned, and just may have the kids make some for their grandma this year, LOVE it!

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