(Closed) Alternative Boutonniere HeLp!?!?!?!

posted 7 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I think that looks cute!!  I used those same type stems for my boutineires and I think that’s where yours is lacking.  I wrapped mine with hemp to hide the “fakeness” of the stems.  Let me know if you want pics and I can take one.

As for the buttons I think it’ll just take some practice for you to figure out?  I have no advice on that.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

I think it is freakin cute!!! Craft stores sell cuts of wood in varying shapes, maybe that would give a smoother look? I think it looks great like it is though, very creative ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

to cover the button better, cut a circle out of fabric with a double the diameter of the button, then try stitching a basting stitch around the corner of the fabric circle and then gathering it together around the button.  

the concept is similar to making a fabric yo yo 

you may want to put a little bit of batting, or even a piece of a cotton ball on the front of the button to make it a little puffy

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@sn2bmrsmntgmry:  i linked a good tutorial in my first post ๐Ÿ™‚  I think it will distribute the fabric more evenly around the curve.  I would also use fabric and not ribbon.  you won’t need much, so i would look in the remnants section, or where they have the small cuttings you can buy for quilting.  Any little scrap of fabric actually.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think they have a little tool at craft stores that helps you make covered buttons… might want to try that. I like the idea though, very cute!

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You can buy little kits to make covered buttons at sewing and craft stores. It comes with the 2 piece button set and a tool that you use to push the back side of the button into the front side . You lay a circle of fabric on the table, place the front side of the button face down, bring the fabric up over the button , place the back half in place and then use the tool to press them firmly together. It makes a lovely smooth fabric covered button.

Post # 13
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Busy bee

That’s so cute, I love the idea!

Maybe you could just buy fabric buttons pre made?

I don’t know how much button makers cost, maybe you could borrow one from someone local

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

The little kits are only a couple of dollars-depends on the size and the number of buttons.

 This pic shows the two halves of the button and the little gadget that secures everything in place.

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@julies1949: That’s what I used to make my fabric buttons for our escort cards and it was SO easy! They come in varying sizes too.

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

That’s super cute. My only suggestion would be to wrap the entire “stem” with that ribbon. It’ll make the entire thing more finished.  Very cute idea! Kudos for originality!

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