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My DIY Starfish & Orchid Boutonnieres

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Originally Posted by Dez921714 View Post
sad.gif Maybe take a break from it for a day or two...you still got lots of time :)
yea when my mojo isn't flowin'..its not flowin'..

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I think I'd pull the leaf down and to the side, so it's under but off sideways from the orchid and then see if you can attach a small starfish pin or make one out of bling. That's how I'd incorporate both. I totally think you can have both items, but not the way they are.

 

Also, you really need to see what it will look like on a suit. Even if you just pin it onto your FI's suit hanging on a hanger and then take a pic for us :)

 

But take a break and go back to it later.

I'll show you if I find anything like what I'm suggesting :)

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Here are some inspiration pics:

 

A simple starfish boutonniere (it's hot-glued to a brooch pin):

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A starfish with a bit of pearl spray (could also be done with wire and crystals, for bling!) Click the image to open in full size.

 

Flower bigger with a small shell/starfish on the green bit - I know you can get those same ones really tiny - finger starfish:

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I tried really quick today to do my DIY Starfish Bout and this is all I came up with so far. Maybe it will be inspirational to you (maybe not, LOL) but its a work in progress

 

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I havent glued anything together yet bc I want to spray paint the starfish white. I'm not sure if I like the blingy part, I may pick something different to stick in there. Then I have to figure out how to wrap the bottom, although at Michaels I saw that green tape that florist use so I may have to pick some up and experiment.

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I agree with someone else who said to pull the leaf down and use a smaller starfish on the stem of the flower.

 

I think the flower and stem are beautiful but in order to make the bout not so big, you will need to make something smaller.

 

Great effort - I am not even going to TRY to do a bout.

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Jenny - I have some pretty small starfish if you want me to send you some. How many would you need? I am going away for the weekend (a DW!) right after work, but I can check when I get back how many I have that still have all five points. They seem like they might be smaller then yours are. (At least they seem smaller in my head)

 

Here is a pic from ebay of ones that I have

50+ 2"+ REAL FLAT TAN STARFISH SEASHELLS CRAFTS LOOK! - eBay (item 330245529308 end time Jun-25-08 16:06:49 PDT)

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And here is a pic in action on the flowergirl buckets

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