Wednesday, March 10, 2010

DIY Projects: Button Brunch!

As we wrap up the fun shoot we did with Wedding Chicks, I thought it would be fun to highlight the few DIY projects that happened to create some of the fun details for the tablescape.

The button garland was certainly a labor of love, but worth every minute of it. It's hard to envision this garland simply by the photos alone. In person, the button garland really made the space fun and unique!

We ordered lots of various buttons off etsy, and found several others at Michael's. We bought a larger yellow spool of thread used for quilting, and got to threading one button at a time. The tricky to part to this is making sure the garland doesn't get tangled up in a mess!

We made several strands of garland with the various colors and shapes of buttons. Make sure you have a beam, or some sort of overhang to tie your garland to. We decided to swoop it in various heights and layers over our table.

The 'favors' for this brunch were individual recipe boxes. We found plain wooden boxes at Michael's, and wrapped the yellow string around it several times, attached a few of the buttons on all sides of the box, and of course a darling Ink and Button fascinator to finish the touch. We also used them as a place card at each guests seat.

The table linens were hand made. We always have the hardest time finding just the right fabric for our tables. We found the delicate and girly floral printed fabric at Joann's, as well as the very fine stripped tangerine and cream linen, which was turned into the table runner.

The floral overlay fit just perfectly, and to add a fun touch, we sewed a cream fringe around the entire border of the linen. The table runner was hand sewn, and on the ends of the runner we glued {because it's just way faster} dozens and dozens of the buttons to tie in our theme.

Thank you again Amy and the Wedding Chicks! To see and read more about the shoot, please visit the 3 part feature on Wedding Chicks, here, here and here! Special thanks to Jessica Claire for all the photos!


Jessa said...

Cute idea! I love the plates. Where are they from?

Carter and Cook said...

Hi Jessa! They were actually found at TJ Maxx for $3.99 a piece!

Betsy, La Vida Creations said...

BUTTONS!!! Just so clever and adorable. All those buttons make me smile... That is seriously a labor of love :-)

Katie said...

I found you via Apartment Therapy...I love this idea! I am throwing a bridal shower in a month and I'm going to try playing with buttons!

Drew Watts said...

OMG!! Such an adorable button wedding brunch. Seriously in love with these arrangements. Liked your unique idea. Would love to have a good theme for my wedding brunch at one of NYC wedding venues. Just need to have elegant idea.