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Easy Peasy Flower Boutineer
For this project you can use artificial or real flowers, altough this tute showcases artificial calla lillies. I made a bunch of these for the groomsmen, fathers and usehers in my wedding but they can be easily constructed for any occasion, your imagination is the limit!! WWEEEEEEE!!!

Posted by Sew Lizzy from St Louis, Missouri, United States • Published See Sew Lizzy's 10 projects »

  • How to make a boutineer. Flower Boutineer - Step 1
    Step 1

    First gather your supplies, I used calla lillies that are kind of waxy so they resemble real lillies. This is where your imagination is your only limitation.

  • How to make a boutineer. Flower Boutineer - Step 2
    Step 2

    Prep your flowers by cutting down the stem with the wire cutters or heavy duty floral cutters to your desired level. I left about two incehes as the finished product was very simple.

  • How to make a boutineer. Flower Boutineer - Step 3
    Step 3

    Select your greenery (in the photo I chose long artificial wheat grass) and hold in position with one hand. With other hand begin about 1/4 in. from bottom of flower and wind the floral wire around. To help speed this along I had pre-cut my wire to 4 in. lengths.

  • How to make a boutineer. Flower Boutineer - Step 4
    Step 4

    Take your floral tape and begin at the top close to the flower. Tightly Wind, wind, wind all the way down and back up. The heat from your hands "binds" the tape to itself. I made several passes up and down the stem to get a nice, cushy feel. Make sure you wind some of the tape over the bottom of the flower to give the boutineer a professional finish.

  • How to make a boutineer. Flower Boutineer - Step 5
    Step 5

    I extended the floral tape past the bottom of the stem and pinched it to a point. The simple designs really popped on the black tuxes and i paid less than $10 for a dozen. Good Luck!

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Courtney G.
Courtney G. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US
I made this for our upcoming beach wedding a few months ago!

Not only were they cheap but because we will be having an at-home reception over a month later, they are resusable!
Nice job Sew Lizzy..I did my flowers too...but I never documented the task!
beadingjunkee · 12 projects
Thanks for the tute. My friend is getting married and we're trying to do as much ourselves as talent allows so this was a big help.

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