Post # 1
So a while ago I asked the hive for help making a cool corsage and bout for my Future Mother-In-Law and her husband, who are gun enthusiasts and filled with pride at Fiance for his Army service. You guys came through with some awesome ideas as usual: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/help-with-creative-ideas-for-a-diy-corsage-for-my-awesomely-kooky-fmil
Well, the work is done and I think they turned out great!!! Just wanted to thank the bees for helping come up with the ideas to make them 🙂
Corsage — a pair of Fi’s ACU pants made the ultimate sacrifice (well, technically they made the sacrifice when he decided to open a box with a Leatherman in his lap, cutting towards himself …) for some fabric flowers, and then I got a personalized dog tag made. Yellow ribbon completed the look:
Boutonierre — the bottom of it is a .22 rifle shell casing, plus another ACU tulip and yellow ribbon:
Two and a half weeks to go and all I have left to do is finish the escort cards
Post # 3
Coming from a BIG army family I love them. Is your Fiance wearing his dress blues? You should have your bouquet wrapped in his ACUs. Also at walmart they sell Army acu repair kits if you need smaller pieces
Post # 4
@amandabones: Thanks! Fi will be wearing ASUs, since I LOVE the look of the nearly-black jacket, and with the rack of pins instead of actual medals. I can’t wait! Now we just have to decide what to do with the rest of the pair of ACU pants that died to bring these things to life. I turned one leg into capri pants but the rest of the pants are relatively intact. Fi wants to cut them off into Daisy Dukes so he can wear them around the house calling them “D’ACUkes.” I call foul on that.
Meanwhile, I’m hoping his mom does what I expect her to do, which is walk around at the wedding showing everyone her corsage and saying “look what my new daughter-in-law made for me! Did you see? Did you see?!?!?”
Post # 5
@PinkFlemingo: Oh she will especially with the dog tag yiu had made. it was very sweet!!!! and i agree that the yellow ribbon add to it
Post # 6
These are so awesome I could scream. I especially love the casing as the holder for the bout. You did great!
Post # 8
Thanks everyone!! The craftsmanship was so clumsy on the corsage (didn’t really have the first clue what I was doing so I just looked at some online tutorials and winged it) that I actually had to attach TWO wrist straps to stabilize it so it doesn’t flop around from side to side … but I guess this is a “it’s the thought that counts” kind of situation 😉
EVERYONE, BE DISTRACTED BY THE NOVELTY! DO NOT NOTICE THE BAD GLUE JOB, HANGING THREADS, AND ASYMMETRICAL RIBBONWORK!!! *waves hands around*
Post # 9
You did a great job putting ideas into action!