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Forget big budget bouts, make your own for cheapsies!
I'm not a big fan of blowing tons of money for things I can do myself, so a $700 floral bill was not in the cards for my wedding budget! Using lots of things I had around the house and $6 worth of dried and silk florals, I whipped up these boutonnieres for the men in my wedding. Easy, elegant, and fast! I had five done in under an hour while watching Food TV.

Posted by jojobeandesigns from Wayne, New Jersey, United States • Published See jojobeandesigns's 48 projects »

  • How to make a boutineer. DIY Boutonnieres - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your ingredients

  • How to make a boutineer. DIY Boutonnieres - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut leaf shapes from felt using a template or drawing your own. Then embroider veins on leaves with a contrasting color thread. Backstitch works nicely!

  • Step 3

    Apply a small bead of hot glue at the base of leaf and press the end of a toothpick into it. This will create your base.

  • How to make a boutineer. DIY Boutonnieres - Step 4
    Step 4

    Add another bead of hot glue and layer your greenery and one bloom in place. Add another bead of glue if needed. Secure by wrapping floral and greenery stems to toothpick tightly using floral tape.

  • How to make a boutineer. DIY Boutonnieres - Step 5
    Step 5

    Wrap stem with ribbon, securing ends with hot glue. Cut a short length of ribbon and tie it tightly around the top of the stem, just under your bloom. Double knot, and trim excess.

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Joanna · 4 projects
These are so simple!! Thank you so much for posting this; I'll definitely be using this!
Carleen · Marysville, Washington, US · 1 project
These are great!! I'm planning my own wedding & was shocked by the prices for flowers. I plan on making these. Thanks =)
falvo · Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
very clever idea. and btw, your hair is purdy :-D i wanna put peacock feathers in my hair!
Polly · Bristol, England, GB · 12 projects
this is such a good idea, they look lovely!
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1432 projects
Very gorgeous!
jojobeandesigns · Wayne, New Jersey, US · 53 projects
Thank you for the compliments!
Eien · Conyers, Georgia, US · 3 projects
Now this is certainly worth it. It look nice and just as good as purchased ones.
I hate it when I see people spending hundreds of dollars on flowers they easily could do themselves.
merve · 11 projects
wowww these are so pretty..

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