September 24, 2012

Wedding Boutonnieres

I am so excited to have my son visiting from DC this week! He and the future DIL are getting their wedding license, marriage bands, and going for their food tastings. 
  

While he's here I got his stamp of approval on the boutonnieres for his vintage themed November wedding.  I think it is so crazy that fresh flowers are no longer mandatory....Yipppeee for me, "Miss Crafter!"


I got the idea from Somerset Life Magazine, it was an article on making boutonnieres for prom


Here are the supplies I used:


The leaves were made by forming copper wire in a leaf shape.  The wire was hot glued to a vintage book page that was further aged with walnut ink.  Then I simply cut around the outside of the wire to make the leaf...


...I used burlap for the back...


...and hot glued it all together, finishing it by tying twine around the stem






I didn't know until my son was engaged that vintage and DIY weddings were in vogue.  It's all over wedding magazines, Etsy, and Pinterest and I am beyond thrilled that my son and future DIL have embraced the theme. 

The boutonnieres were fun and easy to make and the best part......My son loved it!

Happy Creating!
Carol

37 comments:

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Those look fantastic! I didn't know it is okay not to use real flowers these days. :) This is cool because they can be saved as a keepsake. I love Prima flowers--I could go totally broke if I bought all of them that I like :).

Teresa said...

They're so lucky to have you. And you're Blessed for having them involving in such important matters in a vital day for the Family.

The idea - so so lovely and so in tune with your feelings and way of feeling will be a huge success. Those tiny details that (will) make all the difference.

Thank you for sharing!

It's All Connected said...

This is turning into the best wedding I have ever attended (vicariously)! Love the them! What are we eating? ~ Maureen

Cindy The Victorian Journey said...

As always creative, and great workmanship.... Cindy

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

I wish we were neighbors! You inspire me so with all your lovely creations.

Gill said...

Carol these are adorable and the nice thing is they can keep them forever. They would look nice in a box frame. Thanks again for your help Gill theshooglie brush

Gill said...

you are soooooo clever!

laurie said...

they look great, I love the vintage look and they will stay nice forever!!!

20 North Ora said...

Love those!! They are just beautiful. You did a wonderful job!! So vintage.

Judy

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

I love these! The wire leaves are so neat!

I just posted my brother's vintage rustic outdoor wedding you might like to take a look :-)



Lina

Cynthia said...

Those are beautiful, and what a wonderful keepsake for the guys! I, too, love the DIY weddings, it makes such a personal statement of the bride & groom when there are loving hands helping to craft a one-of-a-kind event. It is going to be the most special day of their lives, and it should totally reflect who they are! Those are the most memorable events. . .for everyone who will be there!

Shannon @ A Cozy Place Called Home said...

You did a great job! I didn't know the vintage look was in for weddings until people were talking about them on etsy a few years ago. Apparently, I am totally out of the loop about all things in style, so this was no exception for me I guess.

I've seen some boutonnieres that are literally falling apart before the wedding is over, so I think making these is a great idea. Your DIL will have a better chance of saving these if she wants.

By the way, this is Shannon from Cozy Home Scenes. Long story short, but I'm having to give up my old blog and start a new one. I hope you'll continue to visit me at my new blog whenever you have the chance.

Simona said...

Decisamente originale, ottima idea. Io lo dico sempre in America siete troppo avanti.... Un abbraccio

fixitfaerie said...

Wow, your boutonnieres look beautiful. It's so nice that you have been so involved with all of the wedding plans, and all of your projects. Can't wait to see final pictures. Blessings Paula

Pat C. said...

Unbelievably gorgeous!♥

You know, you'd make a fortune if you bottled your talent and creativity and sold it!; )

xoxo

Celestina Marie said...

Carol, I love these and the vintage look they have. WOW they are going to be amazing at the wedding on the lapels of the guys.
I could also see a whole bouquet like this.
Wonderful as always.
Have a creative week.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Gypsy Heart said...

You never cease to amaze me Carol! These are absolutely gorgeous ~ no wonder he loves them. Thanks so much for sharing!

xo
Pat

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Carol,

Your boutonnieres are wonderful! You are the coolest mother for sure!!!

Dee

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

AWESOME!!
I'm a tad jealous that your son and future DIL love the vintage shabby wedding look! They are wonderful!!!
I hope you had a great Birthday!
Warmly,
deb

Gina said...

Beautiful job, Carol! I'm beginning to think there's nothing you can't do!

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

These are so unique and beautiful! My daughter is getting married in December so I am pinning away!

Thanks for all the inspiration!

Lynn

Melodee said...

so beautiful! I see a new side to your business after this wedding....haha! can't wait to see how it all comes together, so very exciting!

marda said...

Oh these are great.. and like so many others have said, great keepsakes. You do such marvelous work...what's the version of "green thumb" for crafting?

chris mckinley said...

OMG! These are just so very special!! Can't wait to see it all put together!!

chris

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Carol,
You did a wonderful job on these
beauties...they are so very lucky to have you helping out with the wedding.

Blessings,
Linda

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

Love the bouts! I know it's going to be a magazine worthy wedding! This could make you (more) famous!!

Katherine Wolak said...

These two youngsters are too lucky to have you! I adore teh flowers and the leaves and how beautifully you put it all together! :D

Hugs,

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh, Carol....You are so very creative! Your future DIL is so blessed to have your special touch in all the preparations for the wedding. Such intricate steps and so many wonderful textures have made the boutinnieres (sp?) so unique and such lasting keepsakes.
Thank you for sharing your tutorial.
Blessings,
Carolynn xo

Mari said...

Oh wow carol you did an amazing job , they are just stunning ;)

Happy fall~
Mari

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

These are so perfect! I'm really happy to know that real flowers aren't the only way to go these days. Unless you dry them afterwards, they're gone forever. I adore these!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

These are truly special, Carol...it's going to be a wonderful wedding!

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

Tell your son and dil that they are sooooo lucky to have such a creative person in their midst. You're amazing.

Sandy Michelle said...

They are awesome!!! Congrats to your Son!

Sandy xox

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KarenSue Farash said...

Wow Carol!! I love these...

Simply Lokal said...

Those are wonderful. Your DIL to be (and son) are blessed to have you to help with the wedding. It's going to be amazing and so vin-tage..- Revis

Heart Vintage Design said...

I love this post and have to share it on my Facebook page! And you used burlap, my favorite material of the moment!

Heart Vintage Design said...

Just ran into this again. I wish there was a "love" button for this post!