Our Boutonnieres & Hangers: My Fiance's DIY Section
My fiance may not be the most creative person, but if given specific tasks and direction, he just works on it and they look not too shabby.
We wanted wired hangers that other brides had done. There are a lot of step by step tutorial on this one so I'm not going to go into detail. We just made one modification - we wanted the hangers in gold. We went to home depot and purchased a can of gold spray paint and 12 gauge wire.
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We then took out the bottom rail on the hanger and taped the hook with painter's tape. We got an apple box from a grocery store and used it to spray paint. We were too lazy to prime the hanger first so all we did was applied 2 coats of paint.
My fiance downloaded the font, printed the words on a legal sized paper and proceed on bending the sh*t out of it.
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My fiance has been a groomsmen quite a few times and always noticed that the fresh flowers boutonniere tend to wilt and bend to 50 degrees by about mid-afternoon. We decided to find an alternative option for the boutonniere. We set our eyes on a feather & jewel boutonniere on Etsy but we found it to be too expensive...Ok...so DIY time!
- Feathers: We bought different kinds from Michael's, Walmart, DollarTree
- Skewers: DollarTree
- Feather pin: Ebay
- Boutonniere holder: Michael's
- Glue gun
- Well bond glue
My fiance used the glue gun to glue the feathers together on one skewer and then glue feather pin on another skewer. He then use the glue gun to glue both of them together.
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We then put tons of glue in the boutonniere holder and then the result is:
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Edited by Icis, 17 August 2014 - 02:22 PM.