Boutonnière: DIY Tutorial

If you’re anything like me, your DIY skills leave something to be desired. This tutorial for homemade boutonnières, however, is simple enough for even the most arts and crafts challenged among us. Additionally, it can easily be customized to suit your floral scheme. So grab your tape, scissors, and ribbon. Let’s get our DIY on.DIY-boutonniere-supplies

Supplies you’ll need:

  • Flowers of your choosing – a few flat green leaves and one statement flower (in this case that includes a piece of holly, a sprig of rosemary, and a white rose)
  • Florist tape
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Corsage pin

Instructions:

DIY-boutonniere-petals

1. Begin by trimming your flowers. Here, the rose was stripped of its green leaves, and outside pedals that weren’t perfectly white were removed. Be sure to leave approximately an inch of stem to ensure you have room to pin the boutonnière to your groom/groomsmen’s suit.

DIY-boutonniere-flowers-layered

2. Next, layer the sprig of rosemary over the flat green holly leaf, and place the rose on top of both. Situate the statement flower and auxiliary garnishes roughly how you want them to appear when the boutonnière is finished.

DIY-boutonniere-flowers-wrapped

3. Using the florist tape, wrap the flowers securely together.

DIY-boutonniere-ribbon

4. Use ribbon to hide the unsightly tape, and secure the ribbon at the back of the boutonnière with a dab of hot glue.

DIY-boutonniere-finished

Now you have an elegant hand-made boutonnière ready to be pinned on the groom and groomsmen. Keep in mind that while most flowers can be placed in the fridge for 24 hours, others will need to be made the day of the wedding to ensure the flora maintains a fresh, healthy look. Hiring a professional florist is always a great idea, and it takes pressure off the bride and groom on their big day. However, if your budget or style is better suited for this DIY project – we say go for it!

Photography credit: One Fab Day

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