(Closed) Help me figure out this shell boutonniere please

posted 10 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
212 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I don’t know really but I’m sitting here with my glue gun trying to make ours with feathers. Maybe hot glue? Woowho, DIY Brides! Good luck.

Post # 4
234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Have you tried filling the shell with hot glue and then, while still hot, stick the "stem" in and hold until the hot gule cools?  I would think that would hold it?

Post # 5
461 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

what about rubber cement inside the shell and then adding the wire? good luck!!

Post # 7
108 posts
Blushing bee

I know E6000 is an amazing adhesive.  If it can hold glass objects together (which it can), I don’t see any reason it wouldn’t stick to a shell. 

Post # 8
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

How about using a pipe cleaner instead of plain wire with hot glue?  The fuzz on the pipe cleaner will give more surface area to stick to than the wire and you can just wrap up the end in ribbon to hide it.

Post # 9
101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

Definitely try hot glue. thefuturemrsjohnson had a good idea, hold it until it’s dry. It may take a little longer but it should work. Good luck!

Post # 11
7052 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Bring the pic to Michael’s and ask the ladies who do the flower arranging there…they may be able to make the base part of it  and you can have the florist add the blooms or wire the greenery/blooms to it with the shell safely wired to the ribbon wrapped base.

Post # 12
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I second the E6000. I actually worked for a craft store for a while and glued many a porject with that adhesive. Worked to add a wooden door knob to a metal cabinet with out nails or screws. If you can bend the wire at the end and fold over then stick that piece inside the shell then bend the wire sticking out towards pointy end of the shell and tape in place just to make sure the wire doesn’t move. Then fill the inside of the shell with the E6000 I’d let it dry for a copule days just to make sure it cured. Should work well. Good luck.

Post # 14
17 posts

wow thats really good. i LOVE the starfish one! very creative!

Post # 15
739 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill

Great job!  I like how the green leaves contrast with the shells, highlighting them more so than the inspiration photo does.  :o)

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