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When I got married last July of course it was a crafty affair.
Among the handmade items were the boutonnieres that I made for the men in the wedding party. They incorporated crystals, and here's how you can achieve the same look.

Posted by Rachel J. from Portland, Oregon, United States • Published See Rachel J.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to make a boutineer. Crystal Boutonniere - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your materials. You'll probably want tiny crystals like the ones I used, which are diamantina in a shape known as lasers, needles, or points, and can be purchased online. They're no longer available from the source where I got mine, but they came in an assortment of 5/8 to 2-1/2 inches.

  • How to make a boutineer. Crystal Boutonniere - Step 2
    Step 2

    Take your crystal and toothpick and overlap them slightly on top of a piece of masking tape a couple of inches long. Wrap the masking tape around the toothpick and crystal several times until they seem secure.

  • How to make a boutineer. Crystal Boutonniere - Step 3
    Step 3

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  • How to make a boutineer. Crystal Boutonniere - Step 4
    Step 4

    Wrap green floral tape around the masking tape to help it blend in.

  • How to make a boutineer. Crystal Boutonniere - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now add whatever greenery and decorations you want and secure them with floral tape. For my wedding ones I made them the day before the event and used real flowers and plants, but for this example I used some vintage fake flowers and feathers. Try to arrange the other elements so they hide the base of the crystal and toothpick.

  • How to make a boutineer. Crystal Boutonniere - Step 6
    Step 6

    Wrap ribbon around the base and trim off the end of the toothpick if it’s too long, and you’re done!

  • How to make a boutineer. Crystal Boutonniere - Step 7
    Step 7

    Here's one that I made for the wedding, with real plants.

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