For this boutonniere you will need to collect a variety of silk flower stems and greenery. Smaller flower heads and artificial bushes are perfect for this type of DIY. This design features mini ranunculus bush, boxwood, gold leaves, baby's breath, and assorted filler flowers. You will also need stem wrap, decorative floral wire, wire cutters and a corsage pin.
Use a layering technique and build the stems toward you. Use your fingertips to hold the stems tightly together.
**Pro Tip** This first 'base' layer is typically the longest stem.
Continue layering the stems by adding a greenery, like boxwood, on the gold leaf. Next add a filler stem, slightly angled toward one side.
Begin adding your flowers. Start with the smaller flower heads, like Baby's Breath. The ranunculus will be the focal point of this boutonniere.
**Pro Tip** This focal flower is typically the shortest stem.
Rearrange the stems, if needed, to fill in any holes. Keep your focal point front and center. Add a bit of bling as an accent. A little decorative wire or a rhinestone spray can give your boutonniere a little extra sparkle for a glam wedding.
Floral tape the stems together. Pull it tight so the tape sticks to itself. Trim the bottoms of the stems for a clean finish.
You now have a beautiful boutonniere, handmade and ready for your wedding day.
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