Date : February 13, 2022
Special Occasion? Make an Australian Native Gumnut Buttonhole
Summer is the season for weddings and celebrations! And luckily for us, Australia has a plethora of gorgeous native flowers and foliage which are perfect for bouquets or buttonholes.
Why not try your hand at making these Australian Native Gumnut Buttonholes for a wedding or special event? While Magnolia leaves used in this craft aren’t Australian natives, they do offer the perfect base for layering your chosen flowers and gumnuts.
Materials for Australian Native Gumnut Buttonhole
- Dark green leaves – Magnolia works well
- Australian native florals – bottle brush or yellow fringed wattle
- Hot glue gun
Step 1. Gather your leaves, flowers and gumnuts and create a layered arrangement. You want a firm green leaf as your base and then layer with your flowers and finish with a gumnut.
Step 2. Use the green twine or string to wrap around the stems to secure in place.
Step 3. Add a dob of glue from the hot glue gun at the base to fasten your string into place.
Step 4. Once you’ve made one, follow the process to make as many buttonholes as you need.
The buttonhole can simply be inserted into the blazer pocket. You can add a safety pin for easy wearing or it can be turned into a corsage by adding ribbon.
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