Screw shotgun weddings — it's all about these shotgun boutonnieres #Fashion DIY#boutonniere#feathers#groom gear Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Feb 27 2014) Guest post by jennibailey Photos by Jenni Bailey I made my own DIY shotgun shell boutonnieres! I ordered the vintage shells and the feathers from separate shops on Etsy, and I'm growing my own Baby's Breath to replace those pink flowers on the day of the wedding. There are seven boutonnieres in total: five 12 gauge and two 410 shells. One of the 410 shells will be the ring bearer's boutonniere, and the other will be my mom's corsage. And the 12 gauge shells go for the groom, three groomsmen, and my father. Basically, all I did was hot glue a bunch of feathers on top of each other and shoved them down into the shells. Then I stuck the flowers into the shells in front. Easy and awesome! Guest post written by jennibailey I'm a big do-it-yourself-er, mainly in an effort to save money. I have spent hours on youtube learning how to install light fixtures, repair lawn mower and motorcycles, and techniques for painting without using more coats than necessary. I'm currently planning a wedding with the income of a private service 911 Paramedic who already lives pay check to pay check. http://www.pinterest.com/jennibailey8908 PREVIOUS Rig up an easy outside photo booth by hanging a frame from a tree NEXT Wedding dresses to crush on: 7 sleeved gowns Show/Hide comments [ 8 ] I ADORE this idea. When you think outside the box its amazing what you come up with!! Well done. Reply LOVE this! I am planning to incorporate pheasant feathers as a nod to my family of hunters (sorry gentle people), and never thought of this, but the vintage shells are beautiful. Reply THIS IS AWESOME! Sorry for the capslock but I absolutely love this idea. Reply what did you do to attach the shell to the lapel of the jacket> Reply I had seen that you can take a safety pin and hot glue it to the back. Never tried it myself, but seems like it would work. Hope that helps! Reply I too am curious as to how you attached these to the lapel? Reply I would also know how to attach the pins to the shell. It seems hot glue would easily break Reply I love this. My husband is a AMMO troop and this is so perfect for our wedding!! Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.