Cute as a Button

February 1, 2012

I had a wonderful, long-term client request a “cute as a button” baby shower invitation last week, and I thought I’d pull together some ideas for her to take her party over the top. I’ll be posting a DIY tutorial on Friday for the button flowers, so stay tuned!

I’ll keep adding ideas to my Pinterest button board over time, so if you like what you see, make sure to follow my boards.  Keep reading after the inspiration board to find the sources for these cute finds!

1.  The Cake

I fell in love with this cake when I saw it on the Miso Bakes Blog.   The fondant buttons are simply adorable!

2.  The Invitation

I designed this invitation to match the color scheme my client was using – but, of course, we could update it to match any scheme you want for your party. You can this modern invitation at Swanky Press or on Etsy.

3.  Button Flowers

I love the idea of making these fun button flowers for the centerpiece – and to scatter in vases all around the party.  The DIY tutorial will be posted on Friday, so stay tuned!

4.  Button Napkin Rings

You can add buttons to all sorts of things for the party, but I especially loved this idea by Burnt Creative.  You can head over to their blog for a full DIY tutorial.

5.  Cupcakes

These fondant button cupcake toppers are as sweet as could be – and you can buy them at Sweet Lavender Bake Shop on etsy.  Another idea would be to add these to a frosted cake to give it a very custom look.

6. Button Bowl

This idea is so simple that’s it’s brilliant.  Take a balloon and cover it with glue.  Line up buttons on the balloon/glue and let dry.  Pop the balloon and you have a seriously cool bowl!  I pinned this on Pinterest a couple weeks ago and it shot all around the site like wildfire.  The bowl in the photo was designed and created by Knoop.

7.  Button Garland

This idea is just stunning – and would be so simple to create.  You can go over the top and add the garland throughout the party location, or, if your time/budget is more limited, create a garland above the dessert table only.  You can see this idea (originally from a very cool wedding) on The Wedding Chicks.

8.  Button Lollipops

These blueberry flavored button lollipops would be great on the dessert table, or could be the perfect party favor to take home.  You can find a tutorial on how to make them on The Daily Mixer blog from The Layer Cake Shop.  They sell the button candy molds there, too.  I’ve got to be honest here, I ended up wandering around their shop for a really long time (in a virtual sense)…there are too many fun baking supplies!

9. Button Wine Charms

These button wine charms from RBK Creations on etsy would be a great touch at the shower.  She’s got a ton of other fun button things in her shop, too.

10.  Button Soap

This adorable button soap would be great as a party favor – but make sure you put a bar in the bathroom at the shower, too. It would be such a fun way to incorporate the button theme throughout the house!  You can find it on Hello Crafty on etsy.

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Alisonlawsoncakes February 1, 2012 at 5:58 am

Gorgeous….love the entire concept Elizabeth! I love MisoCakes blog too, and that cake is a real beauty!

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Brandi {Alexis June Creative} February 1, 2012 at 6:15 am

LOVE this Elizabeth! I can’t wait for the tutorial on the button flowers. FABULOUS job!!! : )

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Double Fun Parties February 1, 2012 at 7:02 am

I love this board – actually shared it on FB recently. Cute finds!

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Elizabeth | Party In Style February 1, 2012 at 7:42 am

Cute, cute, cute! Love the colors and soft, yet modern feel.

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Lisa Henderson-Rubin February 1, 2012 at 8:08 am

Yes, yes, yes cute as a button, love all of it! Great job Elizabeth!

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Lydia- The Party Wagon February 1, 2012 at 8:35 am

So cute- love the invitation!!

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Partypatisserie February 1, 2012 at 8:44 am

Your invite is so cute .Always love anything to do with buttons! And love your inspiration board!
Debbie~Party Patisserie

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Kristina McCook February 1, 2012 at 8:48 am

LOVE everything! Such a cute inspiration board!

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Nicolle-Libby Lane Press February 1, 2012 at 12:35 pm

I, too, cannot wait for the button tutorial. Great job with the board and I love the theme!

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Lindsay{Easy Made Invitations} February 1, 2012 at 7:50 pm

Beautiful board! And that invitation is too cute!!

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Leonie @ Ashlee Rae February 2, 2012 at 1:31 pm

What a beautiful board with so many great ideas…just shared it on fb!

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Tara Johnson February 15, 2012 at 9:17 pm

Elizabeth, I’m so glad I found your blog today via Pinterest. I even used (and linked) one of your pages: http://madmaxandfamily.blogspot.com/2012/02/thursdays-kids-tweens-and-teens-keep.html

I’ll come back soon! How do you make your collages? Photoshop?

Best, Tara (and Mad Max)

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Anonymous February 16, 2012 at 4:31 am

Yes, I make all my images in Photoshop. I’m glad you enjoy the blog!

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Becky Fairchild Fisher February 18, 2012 at 7:16 am

So glad I just stumbled upon this! This is one of the ideas we are looking at doing for my sister’s baby shower in May. I want things that aren’t difficult to make because we will be doing most of it ourselves!! Thanks for sharing!!

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Melissa Cotter May 29, 2012 at 12:08 pm

What type of glue was used to make the button bowl?

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Baby gifts June 8, 2012 at 7:09 am

A great idea for the baby shower is to all go see a funny movie and get some laughs. A fun game is to have the mommy and daddy to be write some new year’s resolutions that are not related to their gender and have everyone guess which one came up with it. A cute idea is to get a baby shower gift that is functional for the summer months

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Latikasoap July 13, 2012 at 10:15 am

Beautiful items! here are some ‘cute as a button’ soap favors from etsy:nhttps://www.etsy.com/listing/98569017/cute-as-a-button-baby-shower-set-of-5n

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Elizabeth Holliday July 13, 2012 at 10:27 am

Very cute soap! Thanks for sharing.

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