- Step 1: Pick your flower Choose a small flower as the centerpiece of your boutonniere; carnations or roses are often used. If you'd like, pick a color that matches your date's dress or the theme of the event. You can also use artificial flowers.
- Step 2: Prepare the flower Cut the stem of the flower with the scissors until it is 3 inches long. Remove the leaves and set them aside.
- TIP: If you're using artificial flowers, cut the stem down using wire cutters and remove all plastic appendages, leaves, and extra buds.
- Step 3: Prepare the flower accents Use a small bunch of baby's breath and greenery to accentuate the flower; lay the baby's breath on top of the greenery. Keep these pieces slightly longer than the flower.
- Step 4: Wrap the stems Use green floral tape to wrap the flower tightly with the baby's breath and greenery.
- Step 5: Tie the bow Use the silk or satin ribbon in a complementary color to hide the floral tape and tie a pretty bow.
- Step 6: Store the flower in a special case Place the flower gently in a clear plastic case and leave in the refrigerator until the event. This will help keep it fresh until the big event.
- FACT: The word boutonniere is French, meaning buttonhole.
You Will Need
- A small flower
- Scissors or wire cutters
- One bunch baby's breath
- One piece floral greenery
- Green flower tape
- 1/4-inch silk or satin ribbon
- A small
- clear plastic box