Easy DIY Boutonniere

This weekend, I decided to start finishing up on some of the DIY projects I have been thinking about but not completing.  These boutonnieres are super simple to make and each boutonniere costs about $1 to make (when bought during Hobby Lobby’s 50% off wedding sale, which happens about every other week).  I went with this simple design for our grandparents and plan to do something a little more involved for the rest of the guys.

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  • pick leaves
  • bead picks
  • ribbon
  • tulle
  • hot glue gun.

If you look in the wedding or floral aisle of your local craft store, you’ll find all kinds of floral picks that can be used for this simple boutonniere.


1.   Choose the colors, flowers, or beads you like best!

2.  Begin by twisting the two leaves together to create a base.

3.  Add the picks, twisting the stems around the base.  Shape to desired look.

4.  I used this flower pick as an embellishment and to secure the other pieces together.  Simply wrap flower around base.

5.  Cut off a square of tulle and wrap around base and secure with hot glue.  This adds some volume to the boutonniere’s base.

6/7.  Wrap a thin ribbon around the base of the boutonniere.  Make sure the ribbon ends in the back (so it cannot be seen) and secure with a dot of hot glue.

8.  Cut off another square of tulle and use a little bit of hot glue to secure it to the leaves.  Trim to desired look.

9.  Done!  That’s it–an easy DIY boutonniere!

What do you think of my project? Would you attempt it yourself?

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