Vintage Textured Buttonhole

Vintage Styled Buttonhole with Hydrangea and Berries

Total time: 14 minutes and 12 seconds

Learn how to make a beautiful buttonhole this Autumn with classic Hydrangea and berries to capture the beauty of the fall season.

This lesson covers how to construct a buttonhole. This design brings in elements of Autumn using different textures, berries, hydrangea and classic, vintage colour palettes. Embrace the season and take your inspiration from nature and the natural landscape. 

In this lesson, you will learn how to construct the design from start to finish. The tutor, Debbie will demonstrate how to wire different types of flowers, how to use parafilm florist tape and bind the buttonhole together. Along the way she will share insider top tips on construction, storage and fixings.

Find the materials required for this style of arrangement below:

1 stemEryngium (blue)
1 stemBrunia (silver)
1 stemClassic Hydrangea
1 stemViburnum De Inge (or Hypericum)
1 roll of Parafilm or Stemtex
1 pair ofScissors


  1. Lisa Allen on 20/01/2024 at 12:05 pm

    How would the hydrangea cope with being out of water all day. Thanks Lisa.

  2. Debbie on 21/02/2024 at 11:30 am

    Hello Lisa, thank you for your question. For this design I have used a vintage styled Hydrangea (classic) which are available towards the end of the Hydrangea season, so tend to be more robust and hardy than the early flowering varieties. If you are concerned about its shelf life however, you can use a small water vial, and insert the Hydrangea stem into that, incorporating the vial into the buttonhole with floral tape. Another option would be to place wet cotton wool around the base of the hydrangea and seal in the moisture with floral tape before placing into the buttonhole.
    Ideally this deign would need to be made on the day.
    Hope this helps.

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