The DIY Boutonniere is a concept that tends to stress DIY couples out. The myth that you can do those on your own is actually pretty simple to debunk. We honestly feel that a boutonniere tutorial like this could prove it’s simplicity. Very commonly we come in contact with brides, mothers, and couples who say they are afraid to make their boutonnieres because it seems too technical and difficult. Contrary to popular belief, they are one of the most simple arrangements to create and even require the least amount of time. In just a few simple photos we demonstrate how easy it can be to create a blue, pink, and purple wildflower boutonniere.
Step by Step Instructions:
1. Order flowers for bouquets, centerpieces, and decor. Make sure to calculate a few extra stems for the boutonnieres. Keep in mind that while you are pruning down flowers for bouquets and centerpieces, you will prob have leftover short stems that you can use to make your boutonnieres…. especially with flowers that have multiple blooms per stem.
2. Once you receive your flowers make sure to hydrate them for at least 6-8 hours. To learn about flower care read this flower care sheet.
3. Prune down flowers to have a 2-3 inch stem.
4. Attach the greenery, we used variegated pittosporum, to your main flowers (in this case the blue thistle) using your stem wrap. When pulling the stem wrap, it will adhere to itself, making it is easy to use! It will also blend into the color of the stems so don’t worry if you don’t want to use ribbon over it!
5. Add your fillers/ accent flowers, in this case, statice and waxflower, and cover the stems with the stem wrap.
6. Once you are finished, you can wrap the stems with ribbon or fabric, then insert the corsage pins to make them ready to go.
It is pretty simple, right? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment!