Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Total Change of Plans

Remember yesterday's inspiration plan for the boutonnieres? They were handmade from fabric; another definitely eclectic touch. Like it needed it. Well, last night I was at Wal-Mart to pick up supplies for making the programs (Papers, stamps, ribbon, the like). Of course I browsed through Martha's wedding line as she has some good finds every now and then. The simplicity and ease of what I found convinced me to take a different route...and it's a route I'm already finished with, whereas the last time I made those bout's from scratch it took about 3 1/2 hours.

Maybe I should show you a little peak at my dress for this to make sense:


Photo by Christina Lafferty. She's a genius.

It's Crinkled. Yes, I found a messy wedding dress. Don't ask how.

So these plain boutonnieres look like this: (Paper looks like the dress fabric, no?)



I quickly hot-glued twine (left over from birdseed pouches) around the base and a button on the bow:


And kept the original packaging to protect them from getting crushed:


All Paper Boutonnieres can be found from Martha Stewart's Wedding Supplies in-store but not online at Wal-Mart (for $4).

Personal Reflection: I'm not a fan of roses, necessarily. They're overdone. But really, my time is worth this! And, although this is a slightly varied from what I had in mind, who the heck is going to remember what our boutonnieres looked like?!?!?!

4 comments:

PS~Erin said...

Okay, how so very creative you are, and thrifty. I love that combo! Your blog should be your rough draft of you future book on the subject. (Beautiful dress, btw!)

PS~Erin said...

I stayed up way too late reading blogs (fairly new to the whole scene). I suppose I clicked on you from someone else's blog?? Hope you don't mind that I commented.

CV said...

This is such a great idea for boutonnieres! I love the added touch to the pre-fab flowers. Yes, please let's trade fabrics often!!

realolivegreen said...

I like both. Maybe you should use both.