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jellobird1
« on: July 07, 2008 01:33:10 PM »

Inspired by my friends choice of wedding colors (navy and silver) I made these boutonnières for no particular reason or occasion and now they will collect dust until i make my sis ebay them. Wink I made them out of some quilting cotton that i got in a fat quarter, some floral wire and tape, satin ribbon, hematite beads and small navy blue silk flowers.



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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2008 01:52:25 PM »

I love these! I am using silk flowers for my wedding, but I don't know how my dude feels about boutonnieres- if he does want them, I will definitely have to remember these for inspiration!

Did you sew wire into the leaves?
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2008 01:53:10 PM »

Those are seriously cool! They would look so great on a tux, much better than a cheesy carnation.
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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2008 01:56:35 PM »

oh noo!! these are soo lovely!! i especially like the leaves and how the lines match almost puuurfectly!!!
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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2008 02:59:02 PM »

these are so pretty.  i'd never thought of that color combo, but i love it!
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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2008 03:29:30 PM »

Wow, those are lovely! They give me all sorts of ideas for brooches. I'm curious too; how is the wire attached to the fabric?
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« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2008 01:34:35 AM »

I was inspired by this martha stewart post...
http://www.marthasweddings.com/portal/site/mslo/menuitem.3a0656639de62ad593598e10d373a0a0/?vgnextoid=c2dc775edeca3110VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD&vgnextfmt=default&rsc=image_7&autonomy_kw=boutonnieres
but as I was using it some of it just didn't come out right and I ended up improvising. Here's what I changed
1: I didn't use suiting fabric because it didn't stand up as well as a nice crisply ironed cotton, nor did it come in fun stripetasticness Wink
2. I saved some time and scraps by making the leaves with 2 lines of symmetry (same shape top and bottom, same shape L and R) so that i could just cut out a leaf shape, cut it in half, flip it upside down and use it as the other half of the next leaf.
3. The link I posted doesn't say how to do the flower part, so here's what I did: i took the stem and stamen out of each bloom so there was only the petal part left. With thin floral wire i strung 3 beads and poked it through the little hole in the center of the petals. Then, using florist's tape i wrapped the fabric leaves to the bloom-on-a-wire nice and tight. Then to finish i epoxyed the satin ribbon around the new "stem" and tied a bow at the top. voilà!
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« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2008 07:50:26 PM »

Those are really cute and different. I was also thinking of navy and silver for my wedding colors.  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2008 05:15:56 PM »

Hey! That is the same Martha Idea that inspired my wedding boutonnieres! Too funny!
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« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2008 06:42:55 AM »

 Shocked Shocked Shocked Those rock my dear! omg! U are such the creative crafter! I guess all those paint with water and crayola crayons must've worn off on ya!

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