DIY | How to make a boutonniere

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Boutonnieres are kinda like that sweet little embellishment that tells all of your guests, "Yeah, I pay attention to details." We absolutely love making boutonnieres and have brides and creatives ask us all the time how they can make one at home. Well, if you like to think of yourself as a DIY bride, than making your own boutonnieres might be right up your alley. They are simple, inexpensive and pretty much foolproof. Follow our steps below to learn how to make your own boutonniere. And make sure to come back and tell us how it went! We can't wait to see your pics!

 

STEP ONE
Choose your flowers

We recommend picking hardy flowers that are going to last long and be easy to work with. Some of our favorites are spray roses, succulents, herbs, button mums and thistle. For this tutorial, we are using: 

Spray roses
Seeded eculyaptus
Olive Leaf
Hypericum Berries


STEP TWO
Gather supplies

Sharp clippers
Floral tape
Straight pins
Ribbon or twine (optional)
Flower preservation such as Crowning Glory (optional)

 
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STEP THREE
Prep flowers and greenery


Clean stems by removing lower leaves and thorns. Trim each stem to about 5 inches in length (we will trim them again at the end)


STEM FOUR
Begin assembling


Combine single spray rose bloom with sprig of hypericum berry and tape from top to bottom (about 1/2 inch)

 
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STEP FIVE
Add greenery


Add in second spray rose and greenery. Place one sprig of greenery in the back and one piece in the front. Tape stems together.

 
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STEP SIX
Final touches


Trim all stems to about 2-3 inches in length. If using ribbon, wrap boutonniere from bottom to top and tie off end of ribbon. Trim excess.

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VOILA!
(gosh you're good!)

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