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Updated: 2020-01-18 02:12

Yes, another DIY project。

One boutonniere is included with our wedding package, but I wanted to have something for the dads and best man。 And then, when I started making them, I could not stop! So now I have more than necessarypersonalized gifts for him for birthday, but that is okay; now we have choices! And the grandfathers who come to the Alberta reception can wear one too。

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To start out with, I had envisioned a single sea shell, with maybe a knot of raffia around it。 Each man would have a different type of shell。 Simple, right? Well, one weekend a friend of mine –; a very creative friend, who is also getting married this year –; came to visit。 We decided to spend one afternoon doing “;wedding stuff”;, and she brought along a young teenage girl she was babysitting。 This was the day I decided to create the diy boutonnieres。

What started as simple, quickly evolved into something more creative。 Each one is unique, since there were three of us creating, and many I would not have even thought to put together。 It was a very fun afternoon, and now we have so many to choose from!

Here are a few of them。

These are REALLY simple。 I had lots of shells that I accumulated from vacations and craft store (and dollar store) sales。 I also had pin backs, again from an old project years ago, but I know that you can get them at dollar stores and craft stores too。 They come in pretty large packs。 Then all you need is a glue gun。

That is it。 Seriously。

A tip: If you have an odd-shaped shell, I have heard you can put a piece of felt or cardboard or something between the pin back and the shell。 We didn't do this, so I am not sure it is really necessary。

And here they all are together:

Please ignore the shadows!

So there you have it。 This project was free for me, since I had the materials before, but if you were to buy everything (except the glue gun) you would probably spend about $5。

What do you think? Are the fellas at your wedding wearing boutonnieres?

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