Last month I made a boutonniere inspired by military accoutrement. This month I thought I’d take the idea of a traditional flower and make it a bit more modern by creating a silhouette of a flower using a paper cutting technique. It’s unique, simple, and cost effective. What couple doesn’t saving costs?
Materials: scissors, craft knife, pencil, mat board, paper color of your choice, template of flower (download here)
Step 1: Trace your design onto black paper.
Step 2: With your craft knife, slowly cut out the design. Make sure you always pull down with the knife. If you make a mistake, you can use a little bit of glue to piece it back together.
Step 3: Pin it onto the lapel of the suit.
There you go! A simple and unique boutonniere for the modern couple. Enjoy!
by Brittany Watson Jepsen of The House That Lars Built
There are so many cute options for grooms and their groomsmen these days, its hard to choose a favorite way to go….but no doubt, with one of these 10, you cant go wrong!
1st row: photo by Tec Petaja, Fritts Rosenow, Wild at Heart
2nd row: A Alicia Wedding, Lalalaurie
3rd row: Miju and You, Emersonmade, Martha Stewart Weddings
4th row: photo by Bella Grace Studios, April Hiler Designs
Couldn’t let this little guy escape a chance to be won, could I? Its a collaboration between Etsy sellers Miju and Norwegian Wood, originally made for NW’s wedding, and now one of these could be yours! Just leave a comment below and the winner will be announced on Friday!
The 1st issue of NonPareil Magazine is out and it looks fabulous! Chock full of templates and inspiration for you budding DIY brides…make sure you check it out. This keepsake boutonniere story was particularly fun and easy. Congrats Maddy and Kristen!
[image from NonPareil]
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