For our wedding, we did only artificial flowers. Why? Well...real flowers stressed me out (I know, weird). I was afraid of them dying, I didn't like not knowing what they would actually look like on the day of our wedding, and real flowers can be REALLY expensive. We did a lot of other DIY projects for our wedding so we decided to tackle the flowers as well. We made all the bouquets and centerpieces. They turned out wonderful (and I still have some arrangements in my house!):
Don't get me wrong, real flowers are LOVELY. However, I hate how guy's boutonnieres get all smooshed and wilted by the end of the night from dancing and hugging people. For this reason, we decided to make the boutonnieres as well.
Here's what you'll need to make your own:
a few flowers, twigs, etc.
a hot glue gun
 Start by arranging your flowers, twigs, etc. in the way you think they'll look best. I really like a layered look. Once they are arranged, wrap the bottoms of them with florist tape.
 Using your hot glue, slowly wrap the twine around the base of the flowers to cover the florist tape.
Once you're wrapped to the desired height, make a bow with some leftover twine and glue it onto your boutonniere. Glue on your pin back and you're finished!
With a few minutes of work, you'll have a homemade, personalized boutonniere that will look the same at the end of the night as it did when your groom first put it on. Plus, you can save it as a keepsake since it'll never die. Yippee!
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[p.s.s. all photos in this post were taken by the extremely talented Heather Brincko.
You should definitely check out her work here]
I love the boutonnieres!!! What a great idea. And there is nothing worse than a droopy rose pinned to a guy :)ReplyDelete
Ooh, nice idea! So natural and great for fall!ReplyDelete
They are absolutely gorgeous! I would never know they weren't real. :)ReplyDelete
Those look amazing! Our boutonnieres were pretty floppy by the end of the day (and got smooshed with all the hugging) so this is a great idea!ReplyDelete
Very, very pretty! I can't even tell that they're not real :)ReplyDelete
We did our for our wedding. I would love if you would link this up on our blog @ http://thekoenigscreate.blogspot.com/2013/08/mid-week-link-up.html We have a link party going on now till Friday.ReplyDelete
Nice idea! Very pretty and so creative.ReplyDelete
Now this is what I call floral rejuvination. Absolutely creative and cute!ReplyDelete
Must do on weddings!!
Amazing idea! I can personalize according to any occasion and theme! Thanks for sharing Shannon!ReplyDelete