A First Attempt at DIY Button Bouquets

So I started working on my bouquet. Previously, I had decided that button bouquets are where it’s at. And after working on it, I can confirm that if you’re looking for an EASY DIY bouquet option, button bouquets are totally the way to go!!! I bought some floral wire (basically precut long straight pieces of wire) and some buttons and busted this out in about 15 minutes.

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Am I done? Lord, no. And I hope it’s obvious that this is just me randomly grabbing the stems without any regard to how they’re bunched together. But I cannot believe this only took 15 minutes. And what is the total cost of what I’m holding in my hand? FIVE DOLLARS!

It looks a little plain to me right now, so I’m trying to decide what else to add (other than more buttons”¦this was just one package of them). I think I want a few fabric roses.

Image from SeventhStudio on Etsy

Maybe I could mix in some of those fabric roses with my buttons?

But given that my initial attempt has only cost me $5 and 15 minutes, I could also just totally change my mind. Part of me is really in love with some gorgeous fabric bouquets. They just look so much like real flowers”¦

Image from Cultivar on Etsy

Isn’t that one so dreamy?? But I’m not really sure if it’s my style. And I wonder if it would look good with brighter colored fabric”¦hmmmm”¦I may be headed out to get some fabric this weekend and see what I can pull together.

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Mrs. Blue Whale

Location:
College Park, MD
Wedding Date:
May 2013

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    beanstalk 770 posts, Busy bee @ 4:15 pm

    Your button bouquet is so fun and cheery! It reminds me of candy!

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    Nicole, Guest @ 5:25 pm

    It looks childish – sorry

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    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 6:04 pm

    let me know how you end up putting them together – i’m dealing with that now with my paper flowers!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 6:37 pm

    Your bouquet is so bright and cheery! I think something with fabric would be fun and go along with the buttons :)

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    Elizabeth, Guest @ 7:08 pm

    Being honest, it is not really my cup of tea. I think the colors are a little too much, as well as the chunkiness of the buttons. But I love the fabric bouquet inspirations!!

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    RapunzelRapunzel 812 posts, Busy bee @ 7:08 pm

    I absolutely love it: it’s so fun and cheery and I think it’ll go so well with the rest of your wedding elements (and it definitely is candy-like, just like you wanted!). I think some fabric flowers would be fun additions, but definitely don’t totally scrap them!!

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    future mrs Q 303 posts, Helper bee @ 7:32 pm

    I think with some flowers in the mix this has real potential. I had a friend who made flowers out of felt where the center of each flower was a button- maybe you could try something like that along with the buttons by themselves as you have now? Looking forward to seeing the end result.

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    MrsACarpenter 725 posts, Busy bee @ 7:43 pm

    I went the alternate route for my bouquet. I think it depends the type of wedding. I made my own brooch bouquet because I’m not really into flowers.

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:56 pm

    I like the buttons bouquet, it’s very cute, and other than adding more buttons I wouldn’t change a thing.

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    dcgirl655, Guest @ 8:23 pm

    This is so cute!!! And seems so you, from what I’ve seen of you on WB anyway. :-) Fabric flowers could be pretty too.. I am so impressed with your craft skills.

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    alishaloo 2529 posts, Sugar bee @ 8:34 pm

    I did my BM’s with buttons and paper flowers! I’ll add a link!
    this thread has two pro pictures that show themhttp://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/green-wedding-bells-pro-pic-heavy

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    alishaloo 2529 posts, Sugar bee @ 8:35 pm

    The last one is the best picture!
    They are also in the wedding video

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    village_skeptic 1861 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:30 pm

    I think if you’re going for a very “modern art” vision (bright colors, clean lines, referential rather than representative forms), then these button bouquets could really work. IMO, these would work better with the black or grey dresses that you mentioned in your post about BM dresses. I think getting the bouquets as they currently are to work overall will really depend on what sort of dresses your girls come up with. The mismatched look that you’ve decided on makes me wonder whether the button bouquets will work with all the dresses.

    Additionally, I looked at your dress posts, and it looks like the dresses you favor are really romantic and ornate. I really think that if you’re going that way, the fabric roses with pearl, gold, cameo, rhinestone button/hardware/notion accents are going to be a much more coherent look. That last picture is just a drop dead gorgeous take on non-floral bouquets.

    Just my two cents! I’ll be excited to see how this comes together.

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    jilleeann 409 posts, Helper bee @ 11:19 pm

    Someone said felt flowers, and i agree. I think it would be a fun way to add in another dimension to what you’re doing. http://www.brandithompsonphotography.com/?page_id=2604&show=gallery
    I hope that posts, but it might help with direction. its under the wedding details with Brandi Thompson Photography.

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    funnelcake 1171 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:08 am

    Ohhh I really like that last bouquet, but I’m sure making fabric flowers will be hard. They are sooo time intensive. My stupid sashes for my bridesmaids took me months. :(

    @jilleeann: That’s a really cool bouquet with the fabric and buttons as well! Would love to see how a colourful version of that would turn out. :)

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    discodance 1406 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:14 am

    It will be interesting to see how those button things mixed with fabric roses will turn out.

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    Sandra@ribbonsandfavors.com, Guest @ 10:43 am

    Some say too childish. I say yes to that, but then think how cute it could be for a flower girl, or two, carrying a bouquet of buttons down the isle.

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    ugh, Guest @ 1:15 pm

    gross

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