Wedding Boutonniere Tutorial

BoutonniereHey, folks, it’s me again with another wedding craft for you – boutonnieres and corsages.

Supplies:

  • Knit or Crochet Flowers of your choice (I used the Rose Field Baby Blanket by Tanya Sh on Ravelry)
  • Wool Felt in green or desired backing color
  • Pin Back
  • Embroidery thread and sewing needle
  • Scissors and an optional circle cutter if you have one
  • Pencil, paper and tape
  • Glue gun and glue sticks

First, make your flowers.  Depending on their size, you might want two or three per boutonniere.  Or make more for a corsage.  Instead of sewing in my yarn ends, I chose to leave them loose.  This is totally optional, depending on the look you want.

Next, arrange your flowers together so you have an idea of how you want them placed.

On paper, trace around the bottom or draw a base for each flower.  Cut out these base templates.  If you want leaves, cut leaf templates out of paper also.  Tape them together in the configuration you want.

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templateUse your paper template to cut a final felt version.  I also cut out an additional leaf to cover up the back side of my embroidery.

Using embroidery thread, sew the pin back on to the BACK of the felt.  If you are using leaves, you can optionally embroider veins on the FRONT of the felt.

Hot glue the flowers onto the FRONT of the felt.  I glued the flowers individually, allowing the glue to cool between placing each one.

backThese are super easy to make and could be used for any occasion, such as Easter or graduations.  If you want a matching wedding bouquet, check out my tutorial here.

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July 31, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , . Tutorials. Leave a comment.