Making your own boutonnieres are not only a great way to save money, but also an easy way to incorporate personal touches into your wedding day. Read below for these simple instructions on how to create your own DIY boutonniere.
- Cotton Ball
- Floral Wire
- Floral Tape
- 15 Minutes
- Level 2 on the difficulty scale.
To make our DIY winter boutonniere, we selected a mini poinsettia, some berries, and greenery. Trim off the bottoms of your stems making each item about 2 inches long. Cut your flowers at an angle, with a knife not scissors, and place in warm water with some sugar for 30 minutes to help them last longer.
Use the floral wire to puncture the stem of the flower and thread through. Wrap the wire around 3-4 times to keep in place. You will also want to leave excess of the wire to create a thin stem to the boutonniere.
Dip the cotton ball in water and put it at the base of your flowers to give them water.
Wrap the wire in floral tape to keep in place.
Repeat the process for each piece that you are adding into the boutonniere. Arrange the boutonniere and wrap the entire stem with floral tape.To finish you can either leave the floral tape exposed or wrap with a ribbon or twine.
Did you make your own boutonnieres? Maybe you used something other than flowers! We would love to see your work. Share your photos on Instagram @DIYBrideBlog or email us at hello@DIYBride.com.