I was honored that Laura Lee asked me to make the boutonnieres for her wedding. I bought some fake ones in KS, just in case. I watched videos online before heading to Texarkana since this was my first try. They make it look very simple. And, actually, it was! So the night before the wedding I made about a dozen. Only needed 7, but Amy handed me a dozen roses and some baby's breath, so I went to town.
First, cut the stem as so. Leave the green part under the bloom or the petals will fall off. (yes, I know this from my first try)
|the floral wire (18) goes through the stem just under the flower|
|then bring it down and twist, then snip it to the length you'd like|
|wrap nice and tight with floral tape|
|add baby's breath and more floral tape, fold up at bottom|
Since I wasn't sure what they'd be wearing, I put 2 pins in each.
|Gus getting pinned|
Super happy with how they turned out and that I got to get a refund on the fake ones!