Sandy from Afloral.com shows you how to make a boutonniere.
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Hi, I am Sandy with A Floral and today we are going to show you how to make a Boutonniere. We are going to make a single flower boutonniere a double flower boutonniere and a triple flower boutonniere. Let us start with this lovely rose. We are going to cut the rose off the stem and I usually use my fingers, about three fingers make a good length for boutonniere. Then we got some floral stem tape this is not sticky but if stretch it, it will stick to itself. And, we are going to wrap that around the stem usually I crease it with my thumb nail and hold the tape still angled down and spin the flower. And, that makes it looks so lovely, not like a plastic flower stem. We want this to look as real as possible. Then, from the stem I have taken a leaf and we are going to put that rose leaf right up behind the rose boutonniere.
Again, this will make it look as realistic as possible. Use that tape and spin it right around. And, look how nice and how quick a single flower boutonniere is. Now, you just get a boutonniere pin. Pin it on to your lapel your all set.
Let us look a double flower boutonniere, this time we will use two roses, I got a smaller rose. We will again cut it off the main stem. We are going to use some of the flower stem tape to cover up the plastic stem, fold it over, twist the flower hold, the tape still. We will take them both, fold it over, twist. You want this to be as tight as possible, we are going to put the flowers together, one below the other and you will see we are going to angle it a little bit, kind of a 45 degrees angle and you can take those together. I am using the darker green floral tape, thus come in a lighter green, we will use that later.
Again, twist. We still need some greenery behind here and the leaves come right on this stems, so why not use them. Put the leaf up behind the roses and wrap with this floral stem tape. You better buy a couple rolls of this, we use it a lot. Again, measure it with your fingers, about three finger lengths and cut off. Is not that lovely, a double flower boutonniere?
Now, it is time for a triple flower boutonniere and you are probably thinking would not that be so big? But, no because we are going to use stephanotis of beautiful small wedding flower. This one has no stem at all, so we need to add one. And we are going to take a piece of 26 gauge wire. And, this time I am going to use a lighter green floral tape. Give a little scratch, not to firm or you will break it. Wrap it around crease it with your nail and then twist.
Now, we have to add a leaf behind each one of these. But, these did not come with very beautiful leaves, so we have this corsage and boutonniere leaves that you can buy separately. And, we are going to put one behind each flower. You can do this all together, but I think if you do one at a time, it makes it easier. One leaf, one flower and this time I chose the light green tape, because the leaves and the stems of the stephanotis are a little lighter color.
We are going to start with one flower up in the center, one off to the left, and another one off to the right. Again they will be angled just a little bit. Put the three together and a little tape, measure with three fingers, cut off the extra wires. And, is not that beautiful? Three boutonnieres, three different styles. Have fun.