Ahoy nautical brides and flower helpers! Tackle this easy project and save some money by learning how to make a nautical boutonniere. The most common flowers found in nautical boutonnieres are anemones and ranunculus. In this tutorial, instead of those nautical wedding staples, we went with some gorgeous (inexpensive!) hardy blooms, to withstand any nautical wind coming on your wedding day.
Start by gathering your base, normally this includes the biggest/focal blooms. We started with the spray roses and the Italian ruscus.
Tape your first little bunch with stemwrap. Above you can see us cutting away the thick stem so the bottom of the boutonniere isn’t too bulky. We then continued to wrap over the stems so you couldn’t see the cut nub hanging out.
Add the filler and additional blooms if necessary to the first bunch. Before securing the additional stems in place, test out how the bout looks just by holding it against your shirt. Sometimes bouts will be flattened once they are pinned on, so you want to make sure you find your bouts best side and work with it.
If you think your bout needs a little more length, you can add a tall green like bear grass. This will really give your bout that extra flare once it’s pinned on.
When you’ve secured your final layer, go ahead and trim the bottom so you have about 2 inches of wrapped stems to work with. Remember, you can always trim shorter, but you can’t add length, so start with it long. This will also help with covering the stemwrap and making sure the boutonniere isn’t too top heavy.
We wrapped out nautical bout with some blue and white striped fabric. Other great nautical options are hemp, twine, or thin white rope.
That looks easy enough doesn’t it? Now you know how to make a nautical boutonniere! Let us know if you have questions!
It’s time for a BIG BloomsByTheBox contest!
Win $500 in DIY Wedding Flowers & Supplies from Blooms by the Box!
Read the full details, rules, and regulations below.
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Hello all brides-to-be! You must enter! Give yourself some wiggle room in your wedding budget or splurge and get those more expensive blooms.
This is a great opportunity to explore our site and see what blooms come in your color scheme, learn their names, and pick your favorites! You can use your new #MYFAVORITEBLOOMS Pinterest board as your lovely, organized flower inspiration station!
HOW TO ENTER:
Create a new Pinterest board and pin the sweepstakes graphic to it. Title your board #MYFAVORITEBLOOMS, this way we can find it.
Pin your top 15 favorite Blooms by the Box products to the board. You can pin any of our products from www.BloomsByTheBox.com– single stem flowers, bulk boxes of flowers, vases, stem wrap, anything! Feel free to also pin any of your flower inspiration for your wedding or special event. We would love to see your personal style!
Enter your name, email, and a link to your Pinterest board in the entry box below by Wednesday, Sep 30th, 2015 12:59pm ET.
One winner will take home $500 towards their wedding flowers!
Questions? Comment below! And enter away!
This contest will run from Monday, Aug 24th, 2015 1:00pm ET to Wednesday, Sep 30th, 2015 12:59pm ET. The winner will be announced by Wednesday, Oct 7th, 2015.
- Sweepstakes period beings on August 24, 2015 at 1:00PM ET and ends September 30, 2015 at 11:59AM ET.
- All Pinterest boards must be titled “#MYFAVORITEBLOOMS”, include at least 15 product images pinned from www.BloomsByTheBox.com and and include the #MYFAVORITEBLOOMS contest graphic.
- One entry per person. One entry per Pinterest board. Use of multiple email addresses or Pinterest accounts by the same person is prohibited. Winner must demonstrate an active pin board following the rules outlined above.
- One winner will be selected from all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period in a random drawing by BloomsByTheBox.com and announced on or before Wednesday, October 7, 2015. Winner will be notified via email provided at the time of entry. Winner will be announced on Facebook, Instagram and BloomsBlog.
- Winner will receive a $500 BloomsByTheBox credit good towards the purchase of flowers, floral supplies, shipping and sales tax from by BloomsByTheBox.com. Unused credit cannot be redeemed for cash. Credit is not transferable. Credit is valid until September 29, 2016.
- No purchase necessary to enter the contest or receive the prize. Void where prohibited. By participating in this contest you agree to these official rules. The odds of winning depend on the total number of entries received.
- Contest is open to legal residents of the 48 continental United States (excludes Hawaii and Alaska) and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age and older. All federal, state and local taxes associated with the receipt or use of the prize is solely the responsibility of the winner.
Blooms August Hay Ride Wildflower Pack
Yeehaw! Check out this fun little video featuring out August Hay Ride Wildflower Pack. This pack is perfect for late summer and fall weddings. The warm colors, and bright greenery make for some perfect stand-out DIY flower arrangements. Find all of your fall wedding flowers in this pretty pack!
This pack is also on SALE for the whole month of August! Get it while it’s at its lowest price!
The only thing better than dahlias themselves is dahlias ON SALE! It is so much easier to love things more when they are cheaper. And if you agree, this dahlia sale will have you head-over-heels and you will be partying with us all August!
One of the things we love about dahlias is that their size, shape, and color are unpredictable. No two blooms are the same. That probably doesn’t sound like a flower quality to love. But because their beauty never disappoints, the difference in bloom diameter, lack of a stamen, or shade of red does not matter.
So take a look at the wide variety of shapes and sizes in these dahlia head shots!
And for those of you looking for dark colored flowers, prepare to be amazed. The Chocolate dahlias are incredible. There is no exaggeration that they are near black with the smallest hint of burgundy on the outer petals.
Stay tuned for some easy tricks and tutorials for arrangements you can make with these pretty blooms! Shop now and join in on the Dahlia SALE fun!
Sale runs from August 1, 2016 to August 31, 2016.
How to Make a Small Hydrangea Centerpiece
If you need a pretty (but cheap) centerpiece for a shower, party, or wedding- this pretty arrangement is perfect for you! While the simple 1 stem hydrangea centerpiece or mason jar full of roses is cute and never disappoints- here is a way of putting those together to make small hydrangea centerpiece that can really stand out on the table!
To make this small hydrangea centerpiece you need: 1 large white hydrangea, 3 roses, 3 carnations, 4 spray roses, 1 small-medium sized vase, floral scissors. That’s only 11 stems! AND it only costs about $20! You could make 4 of these with 4 hydrangea and one bunch of each flower for under $100. Now that is a steal.
Watch the quick video tutorial below to see our technique and how easy this centerpiece really is!
Thanks for watching How to Make a Small Hydrangea Centerpiece! Watch some more flower tutorial videos here!
How to Make a Pink Wedding Bouquet
We have tutorial for you on how to make a pink wedding bouquet using our Blooms Classy Thinkin’ Pink Wildflower Pack! This pack is PERFECT for a romantic outdoor rustic wedding. Shades of pink can be substituted for flowers with different color options.
How gorgeous are these blooms?!
This is our next layer with more additions of each of the bigger bloomed flowers. This will be the center of the bouquet.
Here is the bulk of the bouquet being wrapped. The good thing about wildflower bouquets is they can be formed into a round bouquet shape or they can have the scattered look with different fillers popping out. We did a combination of both shapes with this bouquet.
The bouquet was lined with the astillbe and then with the variegated pittosporum.
Cut the stems at the desired length. Remember- you can always cut them shorter, so start just by making them even.
We used some striped washi tape to cover the floratape and wrap our bouquet.
And there it is! The astillbe sticking up really adds to the look of this wildflower bouquet. Now you’ve learned how to make a pink wedding bouquet! With this wildflower pack you can make 5 of these bouquets or 10-12 medium sized centerpieces. All the guess work is taken out for you and we are here to help with any other questions you may have!