Wedding ideas, mostly DIY, to keep in mind for my own wedding in September 2012. If you would like some ideas for your own wedding scroll down or ask me what you're looking for and I'll look for some creative ideas for you.
1. Collect silver and yellow buttons of all sizes and shapes.
2. Arrange them one on top of the other to form mini arrangements resembling flowers. Use a green wire (fishing wire or those carried at craft stores works well) to thread through the buttons, holding them all together.
3. Gather all of the “stems” of your new little button flowers and wrap the green wire around it over and over to create volume.
4. Attach a safety pin to the back and you’ve got a little bouquet of buttons!
(See how nice this one looks against the light suit? It’s a great summer pick but works well year round. Choose brighter buttons to contrast against the more subtle ones you’re using.)
For the blue and white boutonnieres:
1. Gather fabric covered buttons with similar colors in a variety of patterns.
2. Cut out a little leaf shape out of a neutral color fabric (which should be the same for all of the boutonnieres).
3. Thread together the back of the buttons, attaching them to the leaf.
4. Take thin green ribbon and cover a short stick or bundle of toothpicks to create the stem.
5. Sew or tie the bundle of buttons to the top of the stick, creating the buds.
6. Attach a safety pin to the back and you’re all set!
For the stem-less flower:
1. Cut eight pieces of ribbon, 5 inches long. Pick a cute pattern as this will be the “petals” and the main focus of the boutonniere.
2. Loop over the ribbon, gathering all of the ends in the middle. (A tip: it helps if you glue or sew the ends down to a small piece of cardboard so they stay together.)
3. Glue a similar colored button to the center of the ribbon so the ends are hidden.
4. Glue the safety pin to the back of the cardboard.
5. For reinforcement, go back and sew all of the parts together right through the middle.