February 20 ~ Wedding Inspiration

on February 20 | in Celebrations, Sewing Inspiration | by | with 69 Comments

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Button Bouquet by Kelly, Kreated by Kelly

Kelly writes, “This project was a custom bouquet for a wedding in July 2008 for a really great bride. Her personality was so very colorful that we didn’t need to add any color to her bouquet… I am so fortunate to have a passion for something that leads me to work with brides all over the world.”

Kelly makes some fantastic button flower bouquets, often pairing each button flower up with some great fabric. We think Mo’s Hanging Vase Tutorial (check tomorrow!) could go nicely with a lasting fabric or button bouquet.

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69 Responses to February 20 ~ Wedding Inspiration

  1. Beth T says:

    This is whimsical and timeless all at once. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Betty Bride says:

    The white coloring makes it look like a cake with icing in the photo.

  3. Elizabeth says:

    How beautiful! My sister in law used colorful beads for her bouquet and I think that buttons are even more fun. I am definitely hanging on to this idea for when it is my turn!

  4. Dani says:

    this is lovely! i’m nowhere near ready to get married, but i’ve always loved buttons and am filing this idea away!

  5. Maya says:

    Button Bouquets! It is a bit odd but a good way to use up some odd buttons.

  6. Jennifer says:

    super cool idea! i made so many things for my own wedding 2 years ago and this would have been just perfect in some ways.

    only thought: wouldn’t it hurt if hit in the head during the bouquet toss?

  7. Jennifer S says:

    That’s really interesting – I would never have thought of it.

  8. Kristen says:

    Are you going to be posting tutorials on these items or are they just for us to drool over?

  9. Faith says:

    That is so interesting. If my wedding had been sewing themed that could have been a really neat idea.

  10. laura Reich says:

    This is so clever! l can not wait to try it.

  11. Kelli says:

    Wow–what a conversation piece that is! Anywhere you used that, it would certainly get people talking. What a unique idea. Great job!

  12. How creative. I like the white on white look a lot… very fresh.

  13. tscd says:

    Wow, that’s a brilliant idea!

  14. ~Helena~ says:

    That such a pretty bouquet. Love the unconventional ideas they stand out.

  15. Elizabeth says:

    Those are buttons? Cool!

  16. Becky N says:

    Very pretty and unique.

  17. Ramona says:

    Absolutely adorable!!

  18. That is an amazing piece. So lovely.

  19. Holly Atherton says:

    WOW – I wonder how the bottom is tied off? I can see that it is wrapped in fabric which must cover the wire?
    What a wonderful keepsake. My wedding flowers last liked 4 hours and that was that!

  20. Kathleen says:

    That is truly amazing! The creativity and sheer talent of the folks you find on this blog is inspiring!

  21. Alyssa says:

    I’m loving buttons lately, might have to experiment with this idea!

  22. christina says:

    what a great idea for babyshowers or weddings!!! thanks

  23. Ashley Ann says:

    Wow! That is so gorgeous!

  24. bethany says:

    That is fantastic!! I would love to have those just in the house as a decoration…so pretty….great job!!

  25. Sarah says:

    This is ingenious and completely lovely :)

  26. Lori says:

    So neat! What a great idea!

  27. alisha says:

    Beautiful!

  28. sharon says:

    What a unique idea, good way to show some creativity for your wedding and save money too! Thanks Sharon.

  29. rosie says:

    that’s amazing…i had to look at it for awhile to figure it out!

  30. Marcia W. says:

    This is a very different, new idea

  31. angelawhite says:

    the buttons are beautiful…going to the etsy shop now…

  32. Kelly says:

    Good Morning! Thanks so much for showing off my bouquet *smiles* I wanted to pop in and answer some questions that I saw here.

    1. Jessica asks, “What is it made out of?” It is made out of vintage buttons, newer buttons & wire with the stems wrapped in organic cotton batting and two colors of satin ribbon.

    2. Beal asks, “I wonder if the buttons were originally white or painted white?” These were not painted white. Most of the top buttons are vintage and/or new old stock vintage (vintage buttons that were never circulated) & many of the other buttons are simply white buttons added to give the bouquet some depth.

    3. Susan Petersen asks, “Are those vinyl petals?” The petals are vinyl. Normally I re-purpose handbags, vintage coats or the like by reclaiming the leather material for bouquet petals; however, I was unable to find anything in white in time for this project. I used an old stained up tablecloth with a vinyl top to use & I just cut around the icky stains.

    4. Bonnie asks, “I just wonder how big it is?” If I recall, this bouquet measured 12″ in diameter. Most of my button bouquets measure at least 10″ in diameter when they are completed & this particular bride wanted a bit larger bouquet.

    5. Amanda Gaskin asked about the leaves. See number 3 *smiles*

    Hope you are all looking forward to a great weekend!!!

  33. Cristi says:

    These are amazing.

  34. Shawnee says:

    Absolutely beautiful and so original!

  35. Mel says:

    These would be so cute in bright colors in a little girls room!

  36. Cara says:

    Gorgeous execution. It makes me want to play around with the idea for spring decorating!

  37. mub says:

    How fun, I really like this!

  38. Amber says:

    wow – this is amazing!

  39. Erin Compton says:

    I love this bouquet! I may need to make something like it to place in my bright vases to balance out the crazy!

  40. jamie bender says:

    how fun! currently looking through my button stash for some ideas :)

  41. button flowers… my mind is racing with new ideas just from that new phrase… “button flowers”

  42. Lisa says:

    That is surprisingly lovely!

  43. Megan Lazzar says:

    How beautiful! Such a fun idea.

  44. DebbieKL says:

    Looks very cool. I’d love to hear more details!

  45. Debbie Bishop says:

    How unique, and the things on her site are really cute!

  46. liz says:

    I love the stuff in the Etsy shop, but the all white one pictured here is so great! There are some amazing buttons in the white one too.

  47. This looks like so much fun to try!

  48. MissMary says:

    lovely idea!

  49. c.michele says:

    Pretty. I thought it was made out of candy at first.

  50. Beth Van says:

    This bouquet would add such a personal, memorable touch to a wedding. And isn’t that what all brides really want?

  51. Wendy says:

    Very cool idea!

  52. JenniferB says:

    Beautiful! I love white buttons, the flowers are so pretty

  53. Liz B says:

    These are absolutely beautiful and I can imagine it would be a great way to include family; you could have everyone send a button and incorporate them into the bouquet!

  54. Jessica T says:

    That is such a cool idea! We traveled across country for our wedding so that my great grandfather could marry us and so I made a silk flower bouquet but a button bouquet would have been so much nicer! (And not ended up in the kids dress up bin! hehe)

  55. Bekah says:

    What a new and unique idea.

  56. Amanda Gaskin says:

    What a neat idea! I wonder, what are the leaves are made of?

  57. Jenny says:

    what a lovely idea! It would be a fun project for a shower to have each guest bring a pretty white button from their collection for a brides bouquet. Such a beautiful idea!

  58. Bonnie says:

    what a clever idea, I just wonder how big it is.

  59. are those vinyl petals??? the whole thing is genius!

  60. Southern Gal says:

    That’s so unusual, but beautiful.

  61. nopinkhere says:

    That’s so cool! At first I didn’t realize they were buttons until I looked at it from the right “angle” so to speak.

  62. Beal says:

    Interesting! I wonder if the buttons were originally white or if they were painted for the bouquet?

  63. Morgan says:

    LOVE it!

  64. Nicole says:

    I absolutely love this. I’ve been thinking about button flowers lately, as well as paper roses. This gives me so much inspiration! I can’t wait to make posy bouquets to give away and scatter around the house.

  65. Munaiba says:

    That’s amazing. What a talent!

  66. Christine says:

    Awesome!

  67. Danielle says:

    amazing! I have a stash of red buttons that would be perfect for this project!

  68. Elaine says:

    Lovely!
    The all white adds to the elegance.
    Your Etsy shop is soooo cute and fun.
    You are so gifted!

    :) Elaine

  69. Jessica says:

    What is this made out of?

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