Thursday, July 21, 2011

{Bright Idea Thursday} Craspedia a.k.a. Billy Buttons

Craspedia is a genus of daisies commonly known as billy buttons or woollyheads. They are native to Australia and New Zealand where they grow in a variety of habitats from sea level to the alps. If you saw my DIY Guest Book Idea post you would have noticed I used some billy buttons in my flower arrangements. For some reason these funny little yellow circle balls have become one of my favorite flowers and I can't get enough of them. Maybe it's their simplicity, minimalist, modern, and unique look. Lately, I have noticed them in so many wedding images, but with such interesting unique ideas that I had to share! They can be used all by themselves or combined with other flowers, feathers, or twigs. For a dramatic decorative addition they can be used to cover foam balls of different sizes, like in the first image, then placed on your table for a centerpiece element or hung with ribbon as aisle markers.Whatever you choose to do with them, they will be adorable!!!


  1. I used Billy balls/craspedia for all the bouquets at my wedding - the vibrant color looked great in person and in the photos.


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