DIY Christmas

Affordable, Easy & Sparkly

Wedding Boutonnieres:

I embraced the festive atmosphere and decided to make my boutonnieres Christmas themed!

I found the branches of Christmas decor at Michael’s for 40% off. So I grabbed little cranberry sprigs and the sparkly accents a that are usually used for wreaths then stopped by the ribbon section. Total cost of my supplies was less than $20.00 and that made my day.

Not only was it much cheaper, but it adds that bit of sparkle that

fresh flowers can’t match.

Another great thing about artificial boutonnieres is they’re much more forgiving that fresh flowers. I made mine weeks in advance and they didn’t die. I can arrange them with out having to be super gentle. Also I had so many options to choose from in Michael’s!

Artificial Boutonnieres

After I picked sprigs and twigs that I though would go well together I just arranged them so that they laid flat. The tall pieces went in the back and the shorter leaves were are the base to give the boutonniere more balance.

Keep everything symmetrical

I just rearranged it until it made me happy. Then a quick wrap with ribbon hid all of my seams and ugly wires.

I made a total of five boutonnieres with leftover to make more for my mom, mother-in-law, and groom’s sister later on. My groom’s was a little different, it has glitter cranberries and a small airplane charm since he’s in the Air Force and we were long distance.

Made boutonnieres

Overall I’m glad that I got to embrace my Christmas wedding and have the little details sparkle. And not having to spend a million dollars on fresh flowers saved me so much money!  

Even if you’re not having a Christmas wedding, be creative! It makes your wedding so much more special when you DIY little touches.