Graphic Boutonnieres

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Worried your groom may need a reminder of what to say during your ceremony? Help remind him with this graphic boutonniere!

Words are powerful. The words you speak at your ceremony will bind you together for the rest of your lives. This DIY is a perfect way to incorporate these ceremonial words into your day in a visual way. Plus, it’s just cute!

In an attempt to make this DIY easier, I’ve crafted it out of materials you probably already have at home. As for the flowers, get picking because wildflowers work perfectly. Better yet, they’re free. If you do go that route, make sure to pick them the day before or day of and sprinkle a bit of sugar in their water. That way they stay fresh and don’t wilt. I actually just helped with the flowers for my cousins beautifully boho wedding and we used tons of wildflowers in the arrangements. We picked them the day before and kept them in lots of water and they looked great. If you don’t have access to wild flowers you can use just a few of your ordered flowers. Another idea is to pick up a nice, but inexpensive bouquet at your local market and pilfer a few flowers out of it. Grab your flowers and a couple stalks of greens and let’s get started.

Supplies:

  • Flowers
  • Greens
  • Parchment paper
  • String
  • Scissors
  • Wooden food pick
  • Safety pin
  • Sharpie
  • Glue gun

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Step 1: Arrange your flowers in your hand in the way you’ll want them to sit in the boutonniere.

A small tip if you’re stuck on this: I think if you put a bit of your greens in the back, a couple feature flowers in the front, and a couple of filler flowers to the side you’ll have a recipe for success.

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Step 2: Take your string and make a knot around your plant stems.

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Step 3: Wrap your string tightly around the stems, creating multiple layers of string to keep your boutonniere secure.

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Step 4: Finish off your string by making a knot at the back and gluing the tail of your sting up the back.

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Step 5: Place a bit of glue at the pointy end of your food pick and stick it down between your string and flowers at the back of your boutonniere.

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Step 6: Cut your parchment paper into a kind of flag shape.

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Step 7: Write the words “I do” with your sharpie onto your paper.

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Step 8: Glue your paper to your food pick with the word side facing out.

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Step 9: Place your safety pin on the back of your boutonniere facing out.

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Step 10: Secure it with string and tie the string in a knot at the front.

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And you’re done! I like this boutonniere because it looks cool and fancy, but is made with materials like a food pick and safety pin. It’s not too expensive to create and I think it’s really different. I hope whoever ends up wearing this boutonniere enjoys it and appreciates the power of those two small words.

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