Good morning everybody,

I'm thrilled to welcome super crafty and creative event planners/stylists Kelly and Jodi of Anna Lee Company onto Bridal Musings today. I'm a BIG fan of their blog ~ it's full of DIY loveliness to help couples put their own personal stamp on their big day without breaking the bank.

Howdy, we are Anna Lee Company. Every week we come up with some pretty dang good ways to stretch your wedding budget to host beautiful and equally meaningful events. The goal of our blog is to help you save your moolah, host a uniquely-styled event and utilize a fun DIY crafting material three different ways to create a cohesive look on a budget.

Here is one of their many inspired DIY ideas:

The DIY clothespin Boutonniere

Yes, the humble clothespin just got a make over!

The DIY Clothespin Tutorial:

~ This fun twist on the traditional boutonniere can easily be crafted for all of your groomsmen. We chose to go green for this one and picked flowers straight from our gardens but you can just as easily get flowers from your local florist.

~ Simply attach the flowers to the top section of the clothespin with a bit of electrical tape and then wrap it in decorative ribbon to match your color palette and end with a nice bow.

~ These can be made a day in advance but remember to store in the refrigerator to keep them fresh. Then, simply clip the clothespin on the lapel of your gentlemen and TA-DA! Your very own clothespin boutonniere.

Anyone who's ever tried to pin a traditional boutonniere onto a lapel knows just how fiddly it can be ~ this makes life so much easier! Such a simple, budget friendly DIY. See the full tutorial here.

Want to know how else you can use clothespins at your wedding?

Check out Anna Lee Company's Clothespin: 3 Ways project.

They made a boutonnierea menu clip and a unique ring bearer pillow! {Click on the links to see the full tutorials.}

So there you have it, 3 ways to utilize the humble, cheap as chips, wooden clothespin for your wedding. Anyone else looking at clothespins in a whole new light now?

Thanks so much for stopping by Jodi and Kelly, hope to see you again soon!

Anna Lee Company are based in California, USA. To find out more about their work and to see more of their DIY projects visit their blog and Facebook page.