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Boutonniere DIY

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Boutonniere DIY

Combine preserved and artificial florals to create a boutonnière that will stay forever fresh.  

Boutonniere DIY

First you will need to gather your materials.  This boutonnière features preserved wheat, billy buttons and lavender, as well as artificial hops.  You will also need floral wire, floral tape, ribbon, and scissor or wire cutters.

Boutonniere DIY

Step 1: To prepare the artificial hops for the boutonnière you will need to remove the individual hops from the stem.

Step 2: Attach the hops to the floral wire with floral tape.  

Boutonniere DIY

Step 3: Cut the wire with wire cutters so that it is about 4" long.  Set aside.

Boutonniere DIY

Step 4: If you are using wheat with long tips you will need to cut it down to the head.  Then trim the stem so that it is approximately 4" long.  Set aside.

Boutonniere DIY

Step 5: Continue trimming each of the dried stems so that they are all approximately 4" long. 

Boutonniere DIY

Step 6: Bundle together all of your stems and wrap with floral tape to secure.

Boutonniere DIY

Step 7: Cover the floral tape with a decorative ribbon.  Leave about 3" of ribbon at the top of the boutonnière and hold there.  

Step 8: Pull the length of the ribbon to the bottom of the stems and begin wrapping the ribbon up the stems until you get to the flower heads.

Boutonniere DIY

Step 9: Tie the two ribbon ends in a knot under the flower heads.

Boutonniere DIY

Step 10: Trim the ribbon ends so that they are the same length.

Step 11: Trim the floral stems so that they are even.

These boutonnières will last as long as silk so they can be made long before your wedding day. The last thing you will need to do is attach to a lapel with a pearl ended pin on the big day!  

Boutonniere DIY

If you make your own boutonnières using these steps and Afloral.com flowers we'd love to see it!  Please share on Instagram with hashtag #Afloral