Add a polka-dot element to your bouquet by attaching buttons to ribbon-wrapped stems. Use a button kit and choose silk to match your colour scheme. Cut a square of silk a little larger than a button, fold it over the front of the button and hook it on the metal teeth on the back. Use pins to attach the buttons to the ribbon.

Bouquet of roses, thistles, sweet peas and ranunculus, £80, Lubi Lu. Organza ribbon, 50p per metre, VV Rouleaux. Silk, £74 per metre, Chase Erwin. Make Your Own Buttons set, £1.99 for five, HobbyCraft. Polka dot invitation, £70 for 50, including envelopes, Bride and Groom.

As seen in the January/February 2009 issue of Brides