Amanda’s DIY wedding + button boutonniere tutorial
Hello all! I’m Amanda, one of the new contributors, and this week I’ll be sharing my own DIY wedding and a tutorial, hope you enjoy it!
In August 2012, my husband, Justin, and I wed in South Dakota. Exactly one year before our wedding, Justin and I moved to Kansas so that I could attend graduate school; while this was an exciting adventure, it left us with little extra cash for our wedding. As such, we needed a wedding that reflected us, but didn’t break the bank. So, to save money, we got thrifty and did many things ourselves.
Justin and I are both avid readers so, for our centerpieces, we collected old hard cover books and wrapped those that didn’t match our colors (lime green and dark teal) in coordinating fabric. Instead of using real flowers, my mother sewed clutches for the bridesmaids to carry, I put together felt pomanders for the flower girls and purchased my bouquet from DSMeeBee on Etsy to match. As an easy way to bring in some texture and pops of color, buttons were used on many things. Even on our limited budget, we were able to have a fantastic wedding and put together many DIY additions. The tutorial I’d like to share with you all today was my favorite to complete, our button boutonnieres.
Button Boutonniere Tutorial
Materials: 20-gauge floral or memory wire, buttons, and hemp rope
1. After deciding what order you’d like the buttons in, thread the wire through each button set and twist it tight.
2. Twist each wire set together and use a small amount of hot glue to hold the buttons where you’d like.
3. To finish off the boutonniere, cut a length of the rope and start wrapping from the bottom up. Use the hot glue along the way to hold the rope in place.
How do you plan to add some DIY flair? Please share in the comments below!
Wedding photography by Jeff Sampson Photography