Post # 1
What do you think of these DIY bouts that I just made as a trial run? I’m having a rustic wedding with a sage/tangerine/wheat color scheme…my florist was going to charge me almost $100 for simple wheat bouts for our groomsmen, so I thought I’d try it out myself.
Any crafty bees out there with suggestions?
Post # 5
I love the simplicity of it! Very cute and rustic!
Post # 6
i really like them… simple, and actually affordable.
Post # 7
I like them as well. Good job.
Post # 8
I think they are really cute! I think they could be a bit “fuller” though? It seems like other ones I have seen are thicker stalks. Maybe pull those closer together or add a bigger ribbon?
Post # 9
@caszos – the photo you just posted was my inspiration behind these =) I’m confused about how they got it to stick to his jacket though – where did they put the pin?! Its magic!
My FI suggested trying to make it fuller too, maybe by putting leaves behind the stalks of wheat. The guys are wearing tan suits, so that would also make sure they “show up” better, since the wheat is only slightly lighter than their jackets.
I also think I might do something special for FI’s bout to make him stand out – like berries or something simple, like the example below from Mrs. Cherry Pie. I actually think these were a little too big/overpower a little bit: [attachment=915943,113292]
Post # 10
I agree with PP that it just needs to be a LITTLE bit fuller and then it would be perfect. Great job!!!
Post # 11
To make it look a little bit more full for the GM, you can vary the height of the wheat and slightly overlap them like in the inspiration photo, and maybe put a sage colored leaf behind the wheat. I think it would be great if you did the same for the groom, except just add a few of those berries. . .I forget what they call them, but they do look very nice. Awesome!
Post # 12
It looks like that inspiration picture has 4 stalks and yours only had three. I think that fourth one might be key.
As far as pinning it on, I have no idea. To be honest I’m not sure I know how a bout goes any normally.
I think you should make the grooms a bit different to stand out some. The picture you posted looks like they added hypericum berries and soming else (lavender?). I think maybe if you did one or the other that might be about right.
Here are a few more options.
Here is another one with hypericum berries:
Here is one with a green kermit mum.
Here is Ms. Cowboyboots:
Post # 14
i love your bouts! i agree making them a bit fuller will help them out a bit. as far as pinning them on… the pin is under the lapel and goes through the back of the ribbon on the bout that is holding it together and back out without showing on the front of the lapel, magic! =D
Post # 16
Wow I love these!! We are thinking of using wheat as one of our decorations…so this is a great idea!