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How to Make Your Own Inexpensive Boutonnière

If you want to save money, you can make your own boutonnieres easily and quickly.

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 blossom

1 piece of greenery (ferns, leaves, etc.)

1 spray flower (baby’s breath, etc.)

Double sided floral tape

Ribbon in wedding color


First, you’ll want to cut the stem on the blossom down to about 1 and ½ to 2 inches. The same goes for the greenery and the spray flower. If there are any wilted leaves on any of them, go ahead and remove them so they stay beautiful for the big day. (These should be made only a few days in advance and can be kept in the freezer.

Now you will want to place all three stems together and play with it a little bit until you get the look you want. Use the double sided floral tape to secure the stems together. Don’t be afraid to tape right up to the blossoms because it will all be covered.

Next, use a small length of the ribbon to go around the floral tape. You can use a hot glue gun for this if the tape isn’t sticking well. Make sure the ribbon is wrapped tightly and hide the end of the ribbon near the back of the boutonnière.

Boutonniere That’s it – you’ve created your own beautiful boutonniere and you can adjust it if you want to with additional flowers, feathers, etc.
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