Happy New Year!
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.Â (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:
What you’ll need:
Button Kit (these worked well)
Fusible Webbing (more on that later)
the vague instructions can be found here.
And here’s 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.Â 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!
P.S. A big big thank you for all of your votes!