Monday, February 17, 2014

The Little Bouquet That Could

I have put off the sewing this month, determined to complete a crafty project with a self-imposed deadline of February 28: making a bouquet for my upcoming wedding.  I am following lots of DIY advice from various online sources to craft a bouquet from buttons and brooches and other jewelry-like findings that have sentimental meaning for me.

So far, I have made:
26 button towers
wired up 8 brooches onto stems
8 stems from clip-on earrings

re-purposed 4 pairs of clip-on earrings (including a couple pair from my grandmother)

12 crafty creations

and miscellaneous other stems consisting of fabric yoyo's (many made out of leftover bits of satin and lace from when I made my sister's wedding dress many years ago), jewelry and beading findings, and anything else that looks like I can press it into service.

Don't really know how much more I need to make.  My initial estimates were that I need about 80 stems to fill in a bridal-size bouquet.  So... if I'm counting correctly, I still have 26 more to make.

Then onto the daunting task of making a bouquet shape out of them.  The best advice I read online was actually a cautionary tale about how the DIY process is not as easy as some online sources make it seem.  And that is one of the main reasons I started in January, and intend to complete this part of the wedding DIY in February.

Also, I really want to get back to sewing.


  1. Your wired treasures will become a stunning unique heirloom bouquet. Creative Bliss...

  2. love it! it will be a beautiful bouquet and congrats on the upcoming wedding. hope you show us more