- Nancy @ Nancy Liu Chin Designs
- 9 years ago
Sure, I’m a floral designer but sometimes I’m a seamstress, other times an engineer, and sometimes a decorator. That being said, I want to encourage more floral designers to think beyond the scope of flowers. Here’s my project for the week -an affordable and great DIY project- and also something exceptionally charming for floral designers to add to their portfolio.
For this floral button boutonnière, you will need:
- 3 dainty floral buttons
- 2 medium floral buttons
- 1 bolt of matching ribbon
- Floral tape
- 1 box of pins
- Medium gauge green wire
- wire cutters
Cut 5 lengths of wire. Loop the green wire through button holes. Then cover wire with floral tape. Once all the buttons are individually secured with green wire and floral tape, arrange them according to your preference. To secure the boutonnière of wired buttons, pinch the 5 wires tightly in your fingers and secure with green floral tape from the top to the button. Cut off any remaining wire so that the stem is no longer than 2.5 inches. Wrap your choice of ribbon around the joined wired from bottom to top. Secure until lapel with a straight pin. Make sure the pin does not poke through the front.
To read the original post, click HERE.