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Hope everyone had a fantastic holiday season. And I hope you are ready for a new year filled with wedding plans and projects!

I thought I’d start my first blog off with a good ol’ DIY project. I saw this in a Martha Stewart magazine from 2007 and instantly fell in love. Button Boutonniere- or as we have been calling them – button-ieres. Yes, we went with the pun. I know.

Anyway, I think the possibilities are endless with all the vintage fabrics and colors you could use.  (Side Note – I am NOT a crafty person. Although I am absolutely obsessed with Martha Stewart, her crafty perfection eludes me.)

So here’s what they are supposed to look like:

Martha's version

What you’ll need:

Fabric

Scissors

Floral Wire

Wire Cutters

Floral Tape

Button Kit (these worked well)

Ribbon

Fusible Webbing (more on that later)

the vague instructions can be found here.

And here’s attempt No. 1:

Attempt No. 1

So…. It’s not quite. We totally forgot the leaf. I knew we were forgetting something. It kind of looks like a bunch a balloons without it. Anyway, that’s where the fusible webbing would come in.

Also, I couldn’t find that nice light green floral tape for the life of me, BUT, I think it looked nice the darker green.  The tape was really the hardest thing to work with. All in all, I spend about $20 and would have enough materials to make 6 button-ieres. Pretty darn user friendly for a “Martha” project.

I’ll be giving you a look at attempt No. 2 next week, along with a more detailed account!

xoxo- jenny

P.S. A big big thank you for all of your votes!

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