This is awesome! If your friend is crafty, she might be more excited about the vase o' buttons.
yeah shes not crafty at all actually lol but her sister is so she'll probably claim them!! but yes i wasnt excited about cutting into my button collection... but it made the vase prettier
Is there a tut you could share? I know some of those hard to buy for people too!!
i didnt take any pics while i was making it but each flower is $2. i took a toothpick and curled the corners in to make rose like pedals, then scrunched the middle together and put a wire around it to make the stem. use two of those to make one flower. then the rest was just free handed. put beads and buttons on wires and twist them into spirals.
as for the chinese paper stars... i learned how to make the a while back... it took me a little bit to figure them out but once i did they're easy. heres a link to youtube instructions:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFy7vKf0LbA