(Closed) DIY brooch boutonniere for FI!

posted 10 years ago in DIY
  • poll: What do I need to change about the boutonniere?

    Nothing. It looks great!

    Too big.

    Not enough purple.

    Other (and I'll explain below).

  • Post # 4
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I like the idea, but I think it may be a little too big for a guy.  Maybe removing some of the brooches will help downsize it?  But most importantly, what does he think as well?

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I love brooch bouquets. The bout is really cute. 🙂

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee

    Do you have a picture from farther away? Maybe it’s just the closeup, but it looks huge and more like a corsage. Maybe decrease the size…

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee

    Agree with PPs, its a bit large. And also, I dont know about your man, but mine would hate wearing feathers. 

    Post # 11
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @GreenEyedMoon: I’m thinking it’s the middle piece that makes it look really big.  Maybe you can find something similiar to replace it and then see how it looks.

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee

    I think this is defintely one of those things you have to play around with and take pictures as you go along. The center brooch is probably the one that should go and reduce the flowers and tighten up the feathers…..you can really only tell once you try other things.

    Post # 14
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I would get rid of the flowers, and the silver holder.  Reduce it to two smaller brooches and just a couple sprigs of feather.  Wire the brooches so you can arange them like flowers and then wrap all the stems together with the ribbon to make a boutonniere.  You’re on the right track, just play with it a bit more.

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2019 - Paris, France

    way too bulky girl. Get rid of the big black one

    Post # 16
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    Sugar bee

    Yes..the big black one.

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