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
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!
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.
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.