Thursday, 19 May 2011

Button Bouquet

Some of you may remember my previous post from when I first started making my sisters button bouquet for her wedding in July.  I have made good progress and wanted to share the results so far with you all.  I am just waiting on a swatch of fabric from my sisters dress so I can add a matching lace frill and cover the wires to create the handle.  We are visiting family on Saturday as it's my Cousins 25th wedding anniversary and I still need to add some buttons from my Aunties button box so a little part of my Auntie can be there on the day :)  Wedding days are always bittersweet reminders of the people who are no longer with us but much missed.

I will write a tutorial when it is finished if anyone is interested in making their own.  The hardest part for me was sourcing all the buttons but we got there in the end.  I can't wait til it's finished and I can tick one item off my wedding to do list!  I am making the fruit cakes for the wedding cake this weekend too so that will just leave me with the cake to ice and 300 or so cupcakes to make the weekend before... argh!!

100 stems and I am ready to start the assembly...

 I put the stems together in bunches and wrapped them around each other until it began to take shape...

ta-da! I am so happy with it so far, a few gaps to fill then I can finish it off

My sister will have a permanent reminder of our Grandmother once she is married, our Mum has given both my sister and I my Grans wedding rings.  We are going to use the gold from my Grans rings to create our own wedding rings!  I cried when my Mum put the idea to me, I can't think of a better reminder of my Gran than having the honour of wearing her wedding ring.  My Gran was widowed and married again so we get a ring each.  I am the only one who could actually wear her ring without having it adjusted, guess that's where I get my man hands from then!! 



13 comments:

  1. wow Sarah you are so talented- this is amazing!! And what a great idea too rather than a floral bouquet! :)

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  2. Awww that is such a lovely sentiment about your nan's wedding ring. It made me well up a bit, i'm kinda soppy!
    Love the work your doing on the bouquet, it looks amazing!
    Sophie
    x

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  3. Wow this bouquet is gorgeous! Its so different and a great idea :) You've done an amazing job. The idea with your nans rings is so lovely X

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  4. It's looking absolutely incredible! I did keep wondering when you'd post pictures again, I loved it from the last time you posted! :)

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  5. Wow this is amazing, and such a nice thing to do for your sis! Makes a nice change from flowers as well x

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  6. WOW! Looks lovely, I love the idea of this or fabric flowers instead of real flowers! Plus to have the added meaning to it, bonus! My friend is a complete button a holic and actually has the opposite problem, too many buttons!
    It's lovely that you've got such a big part to play in your sister's wedding :-) xxxx

    xxxx

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  7. This is such a lovely idea! What a fab sister you are! :D It's lovely that you get a ring each too, I think it's such a lovely memento :)

    Maria xxx

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  8. That looks amazing! Let me know if you start selling these hehe because no doubt I'd make a mess if I attempted my own!
    I love that you both get a ring each of your Gran's, such a nice memory xx

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  9. What a fab idea - they look gorgeous and totally unique! :)

    pinklittlebean blog

    Clare x

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  10. That looks so pretty I would definitely be interested in a tutorial!

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  11. beautiful! but my question is, "how do you get the stems together?" I've got a bunch of button stems, but when I put them together, they don't look very nice. any hints?

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    1. I wrote a tutorial...

      http://amilliondresses.blogspot.com/2011/09/button-bouquet-tutorial.html

      I twisted them together in little bunches before twisting the little bunches together to form the bouquet. You just need to keep twisting and moving them around until you get a shape you are happy with :)

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