DIY boutonniere

Bou­ton­nieres are now called small bou­quets that are pinned to clothes dur­ing a wed­ding. This oblig­a­tory attribute of the fes­ti­val is attached to a jack­et for men, and for women — on a dress, or as an orna­ment on the hair or as a bracelet on the wrist. Accord­ing to the lat­est trends, wed­ding bou­ton­nieres remain an indis­pens­able ele­ment of the groom’s suit, while being com­bined with the bride’s bou­quet. Despite the dura­bil­i­ty of arti­fi­cial, minia­ture bou­quets of fresh flow­ers look spec­tac­u­lar. Usu­al­ly they are ordered in floris­tic stu­dios, but it is quite pos­si­ble to make wed­ding bou­ton­nieres with your own hands. And we’ll tell you how.

How to make a bou­ton­niere with your own hands: for the groom

For the bou­ton­niere you will need:

  • rose flower;
  • flo­ral wire;
  • wire cut­ters, seca­teurs;
  • flo­ral tape;
  • arti­fi­cial green twig and leaves;
  • pearl pins.
how to make a boutonniere for the groom
  1. You need to choose a fresh rose for a bou­ton­niere and put it in water the day before.
  2. Before work­ing with a pruner, cut its stem, leav­ing 3 cm. A few of the upper petals can be removed if they look rum­pled.
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  4. Insert flo­ral wire through the base of the rose. Pull it out and fold it in half. Cut the wire with wire cut­ters, the length of each half of the wire in the rose should reach 10–12 cm — this will be the stem of the flower.
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  6. Then the wire must be wrapped with flo­ral tape, with­out grab­bing the leaves, but with­out leav­ing cuts.
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  8. Now you should add leaves to the rose — it can be arti­fi­cial or real (gyp­sophi­la or oth­er plants relat­ed to suc­cu­lents). Add dec­o­ra­tive ele­ments, such as a rib­bon bow, tied at the base to flo­ral wire. The wire should be cov­ered with flo­ral tape.
  9. Con­nect all the ele­ments to make the prod­uct look har­mo­nious.
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  11. Hav­ing wrapped the base with flo­ral tape, we get an exquis­ite groom’s bou­ton­niere with our own hands.
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  13. For ele­gance, its stem is best wrapped around a pen­cil or pen.
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  15. Regard­ing how to attach the bou­ton­niere, we rec­om­mend using two pins, cross­ing them on the left lapel of the jack­et.
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how to make a boutonniere for the groom

Do-it-yourself guest boutonniere: master class

An inte­gral attribute is con­sid­ered to be a bou­ton­niere for wit­ness­es, as well as (albeit option­al­ly) for unmar­ried and unmar­ried guests. How­ev­er, exclu­sive jew­el­ry will be expen­sive in wed­ding salons. It is much cheap­er to make bou­ton­nieres for guests with your own hands: you are in for a great result and a fun time.

So, for work you will need the fol­low­ing mate­ri­als:

  • piece of burlap;
  • twine;
  • card­board;
  • glue gun;
  • three types of but­tons;
  • two types of feath­ers;
  • threads with a large nee­dle;
  • tape 2 cm wide;
  • bam­boo skew­ers.
  1. Draw a sheet on a sheet of card­board and cut it out — this will be a tem­plate.
  2. Using the result­ing card­board tem­plate, cut out one leaf for each bou­ton­niere from a piece of burlap with your own hands.
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  4. Apply glue to the card­board sheet and glue the burlap blank on top. Care­ful­ly cut off excess fab­ric and pro­trud­ing threads.
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  6. After that, cut out anoth­er tem­plate from card­board, only larg­er. And again we pre­pare burlap blanks using the sec­ond tem­plate.
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  8. The skew­ers must be cut into seg­ments 9–10 cm long. Using a glue gun, we attach a skew­er to the cen­ter of each piece of burlap. Such a “stem” must be wrapped with twine, after apply­ing glue.
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  10. Let’s start mak­ing blanks from bou­ton­niere rib­bons with our own hands. For each we pre­pare a piece of tape 27–28 cm long with the ends cut at an angle.
  11. In the cen­ter of each piece of tape, stitch­es should be made with a large nee­dle and thread. We tie the seg­ments with cute bows.
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  13. Again, let’s do burlap blanks. Glue to each lay­er from one type of feath­ers, then from above — from anoth­er.
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  15. Pre­pare 3 dif­fer­ent types of but­tons for each bou­ton­niere.
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  17. We col­lect bou­ton­nieres: we glue a bow to each blank of burlap and feath­ers, then three but­tons each. We glue larg­er blanks from burlap to the back of each bou­ton­niere.
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DIY wedding bouquet

Unusu­al bou­ton­nieres for your wed­ding are ready!

It is also easy to make oth­er wed­ding acces­sories with your own hands: a pil­low for rings, a bride’s hand­bag and a garter.