Monday, March 2, 2009

DIY Boutonnieres

I took the advice of a couple of you ladies (thanks to everyone who commented, but thanks especially to Blablover5, Bella, Melissa, and The Professional Bridesmaid) suggest I seal the boutonnieres with something weatherproofing. At that suggestion, I wandered in to Michaels (a place I've never been before, heehee) and purchased a waterproofing spray. I picked up a spray that was for a bunch of things, including flowers and fabric. I figured that would be good enough for silk flowers.

Here's how they turned out:


Here's Wade modelling his boutonniere:

13 comments:

EliandMe said...

Ooooh, pretty!

Confession - I would never have thought of waterproofing them.

Krista said...

I only thought of it when I noticed the paint was water-based ... :)

They look lighter in the picture than they do in real life. The matte spray did make them a little shiny, but not bad. They are closer to their "inspiration" flower. I'll play around and try to get a better picture ... but if not, you'll have to wait until the pro photos are available (after the wedding)!

Jess said...

As always, I admire your creativity!!

Blablover5 said...

Ooh very nice. They don't look too shiny at all.

The Professional Bridesmaid said...

They turned out great! Well done. So pretty. And Wade seems proud to be modeling them. :)

Krista said...

Wade thinks I'm nuts when I make him pose for pictures. That's his "you're nuts" glare. (And he's wearing his nascar shirt b/c it was Sunday. He doesn't usually wear the nascar shirts on days where we are going to see people ... at my request.)

melissa said...

I love how the orange coloring turned out. They look great.

jane in the waiting line said...

the orange came out perfect, they look amazing!

Hannah Noel said...

Great job on the Bout's!! My sister made our bouquets out of fake-flowers, and I plan on doing the bout's sometime soon!

Carly said...

Haha! Wade looks very amused. He's such a good sport! I really like how they turned out!! Fantastic job!

Bella said...

You've NEVER been to Michaels?! Did you realize what you'd been missing once you got in there?! I could spend our entire bank account in there on projects!!!

I love how the flowers turned out and glad I could help!!!! :-)

The Professional Bridesmaid said...

Isn't Coco Myles addictive? Yes, of course you can do a post!

Emily said...

They turned out well! I especially like the picture of Wade.....he looks so thrilled :)