We often associate boutonnières with weddings, but they are a great addition and splash of color to just about any semi-formal or formal occasion. It is really easy to create simple boutonnières from garden ingredients - a visit to the store or flower mart isn't necessary. For this DIY I went no further than my backyard and my neighbor's yard (with permission of course). It certainly doesn't hurt that Easter falls during one of the most beautiful and abundant seasons for floral gems.
I want to start off by letting you know that making a boutonnière really is easy. At the core, it is no more difficult than taking a few sprigs, taping, wrapping, and pinning it on. There are embellishments of course, but a simple, fresh garden-style boutonnière won't take you more than 3-5 minutes.
- Cut a piece of the geranium so that you have about 4-5 inches (10-13 cm) of stem
- Add a section of hydrangea (you'll notice that this variety is quite large)
- Add a sprig of rosemary
- Wrap the stems with floral tape until secure
- Wrap the floral tape with your choice of ribbon, tie, and trim
I really love how it looks like a mini-bouquet. This definitely makes a bold statement on the lapel.
I had the cutest models assist with this project - what more could a girl want?
For those celebrating, have a wonderful Easter weekend!