Tuesday, 24 January 2012

DIY Weddings - A simple buttonhole tutorial

Level                                                                                                                                     Easy

As part of her new, regular Sunday Service feature, I was really delighted to be asked to guest blog for the lovely Anne Marie at http://www.posyrosy.com/ 

So, here’s my really simple tutorial which you can make with almost any materials and doesn’t require any fiddling around with wiring and taping techniques, which can be a bit tricky.  The materials I’ve used are really long lasting, scented and incredibly inexpensive.

I’ve used:

2 x crespedia
1 x small stem of eucalyptus parvifolia
6-8 stems of dried lavender

You will also need:

Something to tie with
Ribbon of your choice

Get everything you need out ready on your work area
 Select a couple of nice looking sprigs of eucalyptus and clean off the lower leaves and do the same with your other materials. 

Combine the different textures and try to put materials opposite each other – I’ve used the lavender at the back of the design for height, put eucalyptus to the right and the crespedia to the left.  To balance the design, I then added more lavender in sprigs throughout.

Tie off the design really tightly so that the stems won’t move around and finish off the design by covering your binding point with a ribbon of your choice.

Cut the excess stems off to a nice clean point and you’re done! A lovely simple, well-made buttonhole.

I hope you enjoy making this - let me know how you get on!

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