How to Make a Boutonniere in Six Simple Steps

How to Make a Boutonniere in Six Simple Steps

Boutonnieres are small, stylish floral arrangements that are traditionally worn by men on formal occasions such as weddings, proms, and other special events. These tiny, but impactful, floral arrangements can add a pop of color and style to any outfit. If you're wondering how to make a boutonniere, here are six simple steps to get you started.

Step 1: Choose Your Flowers and Greenery Select a small flower, such as a rose or carnation, and some greenery, such as eucalyptus or fern, to complement it. It is essential to choose hardy flowers that will last throughout the event.

Step 2: Prep Your Flowers Trim the flower stems, so they are around three inches long. Remove any excess leaves and thorns. Make sure the stem is not too long, as you want the boutonniere to be compact.

Step 3: Create a Base Lay out a piece of floral tape and place the stem of the flower onto the tape. Cut a small piece of greenery and lay it perpendicular to the flower stem. Wrap the floral tape around the stem and greenery to secure it in place.

Step 4: Add More Greenery Add more greenery around the stem and continue to wrap it with floral tape until you have a base that is about two inches long.

Step 5: Add More Flowers Add another flower to the base, laying it perpendicular to the first flower. Repeat step three, wrapping the floral tape around the second stem and greenery to secure it in place.

Step 6: Finish and Trim Add any additional greenery or flowers to the boutonniere and wrap with floral tape until it is about four inches long. Trim the ends of the stem and wrap with ribbon or twine to finish.

Congratulations! You have just made your own boutonniere. Remember, the key is to keep the design simple and elegant. With these six simple steps, you can create a stunning boutonniere that will be the perfect accessory for any formal occasion.

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