To start, pick the focal flower for your boutonniere. Be conscious of the size bloom you select as not to pick something too large. We went with these lovely beige faux "dried" roses because they featured a smaller bud in addition to the main bloom and weren't too large. If you need help envisioning how large any flower is, feel free to reach out to our team and we'll be more than happy to help guide you in the right direction.
Aside from your focal flower, you'll need an accent flower and a little bit of artificial greenery. We used some ivory lilac trimmings and a traditional seeded eucalyptus stem for these.
You'll also need some wire cutters, sharp scissors, floral tape, and a ribbon of your choice to match your other floral and wedding decor. Once you have all of your supplies, you can get started on building out your boutonnieres!
Steps for Building the Boutonniere
As you can see from the video, all it takes is a few simple steps to recreate these beautiful boutonnieres.
Step 1: Start with your roses. Each boutonniere will require 1 full stem. Clip and separate the largest bloom from the stem and leave 2 inches of stem remaining.
Step 2: Then, clip the smallest bud so you're left with the largest bloom and the bud without the greenery.
Step 3: Take your artificial lilacs and trim off a few small clusters to accent your roses with.
Step 4: Take your rose clippings from earlier and arrange them with the lilac clusters.
Step 5: Once you have them in place, use some floral tape to secure them together.
Step 6: Next, it's time for greenery! Trim off a small piece of your eucalyptus so that you're left with a smaller stem with about 4 or 5 leaves.
Step 7: Place your artificial eucalyptus trimming behind your rose and lilac cluster and secure with floral tape.
Step 8: And now for the finishing touches! Once your boutonniere is arranged how you'd like, take your ribbon and secure it around the outside of your floral tape, making sure to hide all of the tape. Tie it off with a bow and voila!
See - we promised it wasn't as hard as it may look, and in just a few minutes you'll have beautiful boutonnieres for your groom and their whole party. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter for more tutorials from the Afloral DIY Wedding Series!