Tuesday, May 25, 2010
victory #15: our diy boutonnieres
I forgot all about the boutonnieres until this past Saturday whilst on the mission to find our card holder. I walked into the plastic flower section at Michael's and "ohhh yeaaa" happened.
Tommy and I talked about boutonnieres once - we decided it would be rad to incorporate something that made 'em special...to make 'em us. We liked the idea of using hemlock cones that we collected last spring from my Aunt and Uncle's Seattle front yard. The Pacific northwest is our favorite region of the country, and it's where we would love to live someday....our vacations there are always so inspiring and wonderful. We wanted to bring a piece of those dreams, of that place, of our adventures, to our wedding.
So I had a jar of hemlock cones...and florist tape. Nothing else.
I spent about an hour meandering around Michael's this morning...lost...no direction...no idea how to freaking make a boutonniere...no idea where to start...or what to use. Even though I studied the DIY directions from blogland. All the plastic greenery looked so... well... plastic. I went home with no clue of what to do.
I ended up dismantling a large bouquet of dried flowers I purchased at Pike's Place last year.
Yay! The bouts turned out AMAZING! Once I got the stuff all collected, it took me 15 minutes to whip 'em up!! I just hope that they don't smush into a million pieces...as they are rather fragile!!
But, seriously, I'm proud of myself.