Wedding flowers: {Wedding DIY} Button Boutonnieres

SBWB3Beautiful Button Boutonnieres – DIY

By Nico Cervantes of Nico Designs
Photos by Halberg Photographers
Nico Designs is an innovative floral and event design firm based in Santa Barbara.
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Today Nico Cervantes of Nico Designs shares his step by step instructions behind the most adorable boutonnieres.  Made from delicate sculpted ribbons, vintage buttons, and any other fun, sentimental bits you can dream of, these little treasures become true keepsakes from your day.  Nico creates these blooming beauties in a variety of colors and styles, and now invites you to be creative in how you make them and what you choose to use them for.  Not only do they make interesting and stylish boutonnieres but you might also want to pin one to the handle of your bride’s bouquet, on the sash of a dress, tuck one into your beautiful up-do, or dress up a simple pillow to hold you rings – the possibilities are endless!

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“Orange Blossom”

Materials: (Just list them)L: Grograin ribbon, Hot and craft glue, “found object, in this case a beaded button from an old blouse)
then it was a mixture of craft glue  and hot glue, both delicately applied. And wire to give it shape and bend (flexibility).
Step 1: Cut ribbon to desired shape (petal or leaf)
Step 2: burn the edging of all ribbon pieces so they do not fray
Step 3: Use wire to give shape and then floral tape  to hold pieces together
Step 4: Add button embellishment last so it fits in snugly to flower
Step 5: Glue it all together
Step 6: Set/dry overnight
Step 7: Add pins (custom created out of trim and ribbon)
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“Cherry Blossom”

Materials: (L: Grograin ribbon, Hot and craft glue, Pom Pom, pins (with felt ball glued to it for decorative effect)
then it was a mixture of craft glue  and hot glue, both delicately applied. And wire to give it shape and bend (flexibility).
Step 1: Cut ribbon to desired shape (petal or leaf)
Step 2: burn the edging of all ribbon pieces so they do not fray
Step 3: Use wire to give shape and then floral tape  to hold pieces together
Step 4: Create cherry blossom pin by gluing felt to pin. Insert button embellishment last so it fits in snugly to flower
Step 5: Glue it all together
Step 6: Set/dry overnight
Step 7: Add pins (custom created out of trim and ribbon) to secure to clothing etc.
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Daisy”

Materials: Grograin ribbon, velvet ribbon, Hot and craft glue, “found object, vintage jacket button
Step 1: Cut ribbon to desired shape (petal or leaf)
Step 2: burn the edging of all ribbon pieces so they do not fray
Step 3: Use wire to give shape and then floral tape  to hold pieces together
Step 4: Add Button to top of flower by wiring and pulling through the center of the piece. Insert button embellishment last so it fits in snugly to flower
Step 5: Glue it all together
Step 6: Set/dry overnight
Step 7: Add pins (custom created out of trim and ribbon) to secure to clothing etc.
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Rosebud”

Materials: Grograin ribbon, pin, thread
Step 1: Cut ribbon to desired shape (petal or leaf)
Step 2: burn the edging of all ribbon pieces so they do not fray
Step 3: bend and fold each petal and stitch it with thread to preserve the shape. Repeat this step for each petal (here is 6 times for 6 petals). For a larger bun, repeat more. Smaller, less. blue…
Step 4: Add pins (custom created with ribbon tag) to secure to clothing etc.
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“Marigold”

Materials: Grograin ribbon, floral tape, “found object, vintage timepiece and aluminum wire, gold button, pins
Step 1: Cut ribbon to desired shape (petal or leaf)
Step 2: burn the edging of all ribbon pieces so they do not fray
Step 3: bend and fold each petal and stitch it with thread to preserve the shape. Repeat this step for each petal (here is 6 times for 6 petals). Two sized flowers – use a variety of numbers of petals. More for larger glowers. Less for smaller. Each is separate. Then we begin taping each individual piece together.
Step 4: Add pins top the center of each flower. This is the “binding” factor of the piece. It connects all of the elements.
Step 5: Add button (place wire through hole – becomes a stem.)
Step 6: Time piece is added next. Wired from the back and then bent down to become part of the stem. This is an embellishment to the overall look of the piece
Step 7: Add large aluminum wire as embellishment as well. Slip it in and it gets taped with the rest of the flowers
Step 8: Add pins to secure to clothing etc.
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Button Mum
Materials: Grograin ribbon, Hot and craft glue, wire “found objectss, in this case a button
then it was a mixture of craft glue, hot glue, wire, all delicately applied. And wire to give it shape and bend (flexibility).
Step 1: Cut ribbon to desired shape (petal or leaf)
Step 2: burn the edging of all ribbon pieces so they do not fray
Step 3: Use wire to give shape and then to hold pieces together
Step 4: Add button embellishments with wire last so it fits in snugly to flower(glue to ribbon)
Step 5: Glue it all together
Step 6: Ribbon makes stem. (Glued around the wire)
Step 7: Set/dry overnight
Step 8: Add pins (custom created out of trim and ribbon)

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