Handmade Boutonnieres!!! Looking for feedback

posted 3 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
951 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@lpore3003:  Nicely done.  🙂  I think my main concern would be the glitter.  Did you seal it at all?  Poor guys might be covered in glitter by the end of the night.

Post # 4
3735 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@lpore3003:  Hi there. I’m not sure who to say this so I’m just going to put it out there. They look half-done and a bit kid-sy. Like there’s just not enough in them to look like anything but a slighly unfinished craft project.

Limit the glitter and look for something with nicer finishes (perhaps a few more bucks on supplies) to get a more refined look.

I just did an image search on Bing using “handmade fall boutonnieres” and I saw some great ideas. I’d keep experimenting.

Post # 6
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

really nice!

Post # 7
42076 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@lpore3003:  I would tone it down a little. Right now it says “New Year’s Eve”to me.

Post # 8
5351 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I agree that all the glitter is a little much. 

What about using the regular silk leaf, like the one in the back, and adding a more natural element? Right now those blue balls are making it look a little artifical but since your theme is more focused on nature/leaves, a more natural element would look better. 

Something like this with your silk leaf and blueberries or a navy blue feather:


Post # 10
804 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@LilRhodyGem:  I hate to agree, but I do. 


I would suggest getting rid of the glitter (or doing something like making a fabric leaf from cloth with glitter sewn into it).  You could also look into  getting really interesting, natural bird feathers online.

Post # 11
268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@lpore3003:  I agree with the pp posters, the glitter is overwhelming. Love the example julies1949 had! Tatsteful and in keeping with your theme.

Post # 12
2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I don’t like them. There is way too much glitter – fine for the ladies, not really very good for dudes. They look sort of cheap and poorly thought out, and I know that’s not a very nice thing to say but I come froma design background, so I’m not just being snarky.

I don’t think my FI would wear glitter, and his groomsmen would certainly laugh at him (I mean they’d wear it, but they’d make fun of it)

Why can’t you incorporate something like the brooch boquet? Maybe a brooch-ish button with a navy ribbon behind it, attached to a pin.

Post # 13
4382 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I like it, think it’s pretty. I made my boutinierres as well 

Post # 14
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Too much glitter to me. I like some of the suggestions by PP’s though

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