We’ve all been there…wanting to add a little DIY magic to our big days but not exactly sure how to go about doing it. When adding DIY elements it’s important to tackle only what you think you can reasonably handle. A simple project like this DIY felt boutonniere is the perfect way to add a sweet, personal touch to your wedding day without feeling overwhelmed. So grab your gal pals and a hot glue gun and let’s get started!
What you’ll need:
2 sheets of 9×12 felt in your wedding colors
Fake flower buds
Hot glue gun
Step 1: Cut a scallop spiral out of your felt. This will be the flower so make sure you’re using your primary color. We made our spiral about 7”-8” inches high for a smaller flower. The bigger your spiral is, the bigger your flower will be.
Step 2: Take the outer end of the spiral and roll up. Keep one end even or “flat” as this will be your flower’s base.
Step 3: Using your glue gun, apply a decent amount of glue to the bottom of your spiral. Fold down the centerpiece of your spiral and place it on top of the glue to set your flower.
Step 4: Use your other piece of felt to make a leaf shape. Adjust the size of your leaf depending on how big or small you want your boutonniere to be.
Step 5: Take your flower buds and glue them, along with your stem wire to your leaf. Make sure your stem wire is cut to your desired length.
Step 6: Take your twine and tie a knot at the end of the stem wire, securing the wire together. Then wrap your twine around the wire until you reach the leaf. Once you reach the top, secure with glue in the back of the boutonniere.
Step 7: Glue your felt flower to the stem with the flat side glued to the stem.
Step 8: Take your ribbon and tie it around the boutonniere, just below the flower. Optional: You can use Elmer’s glue to prevent the end of the ribbon from fraying by lightly coating the edges.
And there you have it! Secure your boutonniere with a straight pin and you’re groom is aisle ready. Now you have a cute boutonniere that won’t wilt or die, making it a perfect wedding keepsake!