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So with all of the weddings from 11/11/11 now gracing my Facebook homepage, it’s making me a little nostalgic for my own (9/18/11).

I had so much fun planning our wedding, so much so that I actually miss it. To save money, as Joe and I bought our house exactly 1 month before our wedding day, I really embraced DIY. One of my favorite projects was the boutonnieres for the men. I found some great tutorials on how to make boutonnieres from Intimate Weddings and the thing I loved most about them was that the bouts weren’t the type that you see on every groom. I knew I wanted to use elements that would last forever– dried twigs/flowers, twine, moss, and fabric, and traditional how-tos just weren’t going to help.

Boutonniere Tutorial
the most relevant tutorial that I found

Thankfully, I found the pictorial tutorial above which laid out the basics (I learn much better through pictures/diagrams than through words when I’m doing something crafty). After assembling my components together into something that I thought looked attractive, I wrapped my way to these beauties:

The finished boutonnieres!

I was able to make these THREE months before our wedding… While I adore live flowers and they have their perks, I certainly could not have done this with as much convenience had I chosen to use freshly cut blossoms. All it took was a small rubbermaid container to keep the bouts uncrushed and free of dust and they added a touch of DIY to the men’s attire on the big day. 
My handsome groom and his handsome handmade bout!

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