How to Make a Boutonniere: A Step-by-Step Guide

Hey there, flower lovers! Are you planning for a special occasion and want to make your own boutonniere? Well, you’ve come to the right place! In this article, we’ll give you a step-by-step guide on how to create a beautiful boutonniere that will complete any formal occasion.

What is a Boutonniere?

Before we dive into the steps of making a boutonniere, let’s first define what it is. A boutonniere is a small floral arrangement or a single bloom worn on the lapel of a suit jacket or blazer. They are typically worn by males attending formal events such as weddings, proms, or even funerals. Now that we know what it is, let’s get started on making one!

Materials Needed

To make a boutonniere, you’ll need the following materials:

  • Flowers (1-2 blooms)
  • Greenery (2-3 small stems)
  • Floral tape
  • Scissors
  • Boutonniere pins

Step-by-Step Guide

Now that you have your materials ready, let’s start making your very own boutonniere!Step 1: Choose the flowers and greenery you want to use. Select flowers that will complement the color of your suit or outfit. You can choose one or two blooms and add some greenery to create a more natural look.Step 2: Prepare your flowers and greenery by cutting the stems to around 2-3 inches long. Make sure to remove any extra leaves or thorns.Step 3: Take one piece of greenery and place it at the center of your workspace. Add another piece of greenery on top of the first one, crossing them in the middle. Step 4: Place your flower on top of the crossed greenery stems. Step 5: Hold the stems tightly with one hand and use your other hand to wrap the floral tape around the stems. Continue wrapping the tape until you reach the bottom of the stems.Step 6: Cut off any excess tape and stems.Step 7: Arrange the greenery and flowers until they look pleasing to the eye.Step 8: Hold the bottom of the boutonniere and insert a boutonniere pin through the tape and into the lapel of your jacket.Step 9: Adjust the boutonniere as necessary by moving the flowers and greenery to your desired position.Congratulations! You have successfully made your own boutonniere.


– When choosing flowers for your boutonniere, consider their durability. Some delicate flowers may wilt easily and may not last throughout the event.- If you’re not confident in making your own boutonniere, you can always ask a professional florist to make one for you.- Don’t forget to match your boutonniere with your partner’s corsage, if applicable.

In Conclusion

Making your own boutonniere is a fun and fulfilling activity that will save you money and add a personal touch to your outfit. With this step-by-step guide, you can create a beautiful boutonniere that will complete any formal occasion. Remember to choose the right flowers and greenery, wrap the stems tightly with floral tape, and secure the boutonniere with a pin. Good luck and have fun creating! Until next time, keep exploring the world of flowers and stay creative.