Today I have a treat for you: an exclusive DIY Boutonniere tutorial from our friends and sponsors at Blooms By The Box! I hope this helps you with your DIY flower endeavors! xoxo – Jessica
Creating a DIY boutonniere can be a little bit intimidating because we automatically assume that there is a lot of mechanical and technical work involved, however it can be pretty simple and even quick to put together. Also, you will need such a small amount of greenery and filler to make boutonnieres that you can use the left overs from your bouquets/ arrangements. Just make sure to calculate the main blooms into your quantities but use small pruned off sections of fillers and greens for boutonnieres.
Once you get your flowers hydrate them. Flower Hydration is key with boutonniere as they will spend a large amount of time without water for the wedding. You should not make boutonnieres or corsages until the day of the wedding if possible. Unlike already made bouquets and arrangements, boutonnieres are difficult to store in water. In this tutorial we chose BloomsByTheBox white anemones, pink ranunculus, pinkr ice flower, italian ruscus, and green amaranthus.
STEP ONE: Prune down your desired flowers, include a focal flower (or two), a filler, and some greens to create a professional/ balance look. Make sure you have stem wrap, ribbon, and pins ready for use! Stem wrap is a floral tape that adheres to itself when pulled tight.
STEP TWO: Attach your focal flower to the base greener for the boutonniere. Pick a piece of greenery that will create the shape you want for your boutonniere. As you can see her e the stem wrap is great for holding the flowers together while blending into the stems texture/ color.
STEP THREE: Make sure you position the next stem strategically. Think about what flowers you want to see most and stand out and arrange them accordingly.
STEP FOUR: Add each flower onto the boutonniere as a layer, using the stem wrap.
Wrap the boutonniere with stem wrap and a some ribbon or lace. Use your corsage pins to attach your boutonnieres to each attendance lapel. This simple DIY project will only take you about 10 minutes to create, so alought boutonnieres seem intimidating they be one of the more simple DIY flower projects.
Try pairing your own combinations of wholesale flowers together to create your DIY boutonniere. Which flowers would you pick?
Editor’s note: Due to the pandemic, some of the general wedding planning advice we share may not be applicable or possible due to restrictions on events. Please adhere to all current regulations and stay safe and healthy! Get more pandemic wedding resources here.