a family, some chickens, a cat, and some other things that grow
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Black Tie and Blue Jeans
We went to a fundraising gala called "Black Tie and Blue Jeans" last night. Since my husband did not want to wear jeans with his tuxedo, I decided to make him a denim boutonniere. I used fabric from an old pair of my son's jeans; kids' jeans often are a thinner and softer denim than adult jeans tend to be. I used the fabric from the knee area so it was well-worn.
For the leaves, I used Modge-Podge to glue together two pieces of green fabric with some floral wire sandwiched between. Once dry, I cut out the leaf shapes.
For the flower bud, I glued floral wire inside one edge of the denim rectangle with Modge-Podge.
Once dry, I folded down the top so the edge wouldn't show and then wrapped the rectangle around until it formed the bud shape.
I then arranged the leaves and bud together, securing the wires with electrical tape. I would have used floral tape, but after an hour of searching for mine, I settled. Finally, I wrapped a thin ribbon of denim (which I ripped, not cut, from the jeans) around them and used the Modge-Podge to hold it all in place.