DIY Boutonnieres

Last week I showed y'all what Jose and the groom's men are wearing. Today I will show you how Jasmine and I made the boutonnieres!


All of our materials were found at Michaels:
1) Accent flower
2) String of decorated blue beads
3) Pack of metallic blue leaves
4)Pack of feathers (with aqua & red -- no luck with teal feathers!)

Not in picture but still need:
-Silver wire
-Teal/blue ribbon (2 styles)
-1 pack of see-through leaves (found in scrapbooking section)

First, you cut about 5 inches of your wire:

And loop it around 3 beads to make them stand upright (remember to loop around each individual bead)

Like so

That will be used as an "accent."

Hot glue one end of your teal ribbon...

then wrap it around your accent flower & beads-stick, about 2 times.

After that, arrange your leaf and feathers, coordinating to your colors. I dabbed some hot glue on the feathers to stick to the leaves. I recommend finding different elements to make your colors pop (leaves, feathers, fabric cut leaves, buttons, etc.).

Then take a LITTLE bit more of your solid, teal ribbon and wrap it around your feather/leaf set and accent set:

Then finish it off with a little bit of a textured or patterned ribbon (in same color):

And these are my boutonnieres!

I chose that accent flower because a lot of my wedding has "ruffles" for that Spanish element. Plus, it will stand nicely against the gray suits and the beads just make it a little quirky. I love the leaves because they look somewhat delicate. What do you think??