The DIY Boutonniere is a concept that tends to stress DIY couples out. The myth that you can do those on your own is actually pretty simple to debunk. We honestly feel that a boutonniere tutorial like this could prove it’s simplicity. Very commonly we come in contact with brides, mothers, and couples who say they are afraid to make their own boutonnieres because it seems too technical and difficult. Contrary to popular belief, they are actually one of the most simple arrangements to create and even require the least amount of time. In just a few simple photos we demonstrate how easy it can be to create a blue, pink, and purple wildflower boutonniere.
Step by Step Instructions:
1. Order flowers for bouquets, centerpieces, and decor. Make sure calculate a few extra stems for the boutonnieres. Keep in mind that while you are pruning down flowers for bouquets and centerpieces you will prob have left over short stems that you can use to make your boutonnieres…. especially with flowers that have multiple blooms per stem.
2. Once you receive your flowers make sure to hydrate them for at least 6-8 hours. To learn about flower care read this flower care sheet.
3. Prune down flowers to have a 2-3 inch stem.
4. Attach the greenery, we used variegated pittosporum, to your main flowers (in this case the blue thistle) using your stem wrap. When pulling the stem wrap it will adhere to itself, making is easy to use! It will also blend into the color of the stems so don’t worry if you don’t want to use ribbon over it!
5. Add your fillers/ accent flowers, in this case statice and wax flower, and cover the stems with the stemwrap.
6. Once you are finished you can wrap the stems with ribbon or fabric, then insert the corsage pins to make them ready to go.
It is pretty simple right? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment!
BloomsByTheBox is now offering Baby Shower Flower Packs! Easy, affordable, and beautiful— these packs are perfect for your DIY baby shower decorations! We have taken out the guess work because all the quantities are picked for you! One pack can make 8-10 small-medium sized arrangements or 5-6 large arrangements. Use mason jars, mix and match vases, old bottles, or whatever you can find to arrange these flowers. Check out these packs and their pictures below and let us know what you think!
COMING SOON: Pictures of arrangements you can create yourself using these packs of Baby Shower Flowers!
Also, stay tuned for fun baby shower games you can play at your shower! Your DIY flower arrangements can serve as more than just decorations. Aside from looking beautiful, these baby shower decorations are the perfect give away prize for the winners of the fun games you can play! Save money on baby shower favors, and let these DIY Baby Shower Flower Packs serve as decorations AND prizes!
Make a Wildflower Bouquet: Step by Step
Learning to make a wildflower bouquet will teach you about creating any bouquet you want. The basic construction for a hand tied bouquet does not vary when you use different flowers. We decided to show you how to make a wildflower bouquet because of the popularity of rustic DIY weddings! In an attempt to make ordering DIY flowers for a rustic wedding a more simple process BloomsByTheBox created an entire line of wholesale wildflower packs. Check out this full tutorial and call BloomsByTheBox with any questions you may have!
Tips You Need to Know to DIY Your Flowers:
1. Hydrating/ Care & Prep is key. When you purchase wholesale flowers you are saving money on the labor cost. Including prepping the flowers. When you receive flowers they will need some extra care before being put into a bouquet. First, cut at least two inches off the stems, place the flowers in room temperature water.
Make sure to store the flowers in a cool DRY place out of any direct sunlight or heat/cool draft. We emphasize DRY because if you place the flowers in a humid environment they may become limp. They hydrate best in a cool dry place! Also, there is no need to put the flowers in a refrigerator, just a room temperature or cool spot will do. Refrigerators contain fruits, vegetables,and ripening fruits that can actually give off a dangerous chemical that kills flowers.For more information on flower care see our flower care sheet.
2. Give yourself enough time. Generally mason jar arrangements, bottle arrangements, and boutonnieres are quick to make. Bouquets tend to take a little but more time. Get some helping hands and make all your bouquets and centerpieces the day before the wedding. Make all your boutonnieres the day of the wedding as they are harder to keep hydrated since the stems are completely cover with stem wrap and ribbon.
3. Transportation. Work out transportation of flowers or arrangements in advance, you do not want to be stuck with arrangements in a small car, forcing you to make multiple trips. Arrange to have a friend/family member pick up arrangements ins a van or SUV.
If you are able to to take the flowers to the venue and arrange centerpieces there that is usually best. If not, arrange your flowers, place then in boxes or secure them so they will not fall over/break, then bring to the venue and get them inside right away.
4. Prepare. Prepare yourself for a couple broken stems, sometime when arranging or traveling a couple stems will break, make sure you order a little extra to give yourself room for error. Also, if you don’t estimate how many flowers you need correctly, the extra flowers may save you.
Do you have any questions? Comment and ask!
Yes! We agree! So if you get the chance to plan a wedding now that Pinterest is in full swing take advantage. You can find over 175 DIY Flower tutorials on the BloomsByTheBox Pinterest alone! Check out some of the ideas you can find for your DIY flowers!
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We don’t know about you, but we have been in love with nautical themed wedding flowers lately! Using a theme can sometimes be executed in a way that feels tacky or gaudy however, we find that nautical weddings feel romantically patriotic and authentic. Inspired by these designs we deiced to compile some nautical wedding flowers that would be simple enough designs for the DIY’ers!
Royal blue, navy blue, red, and grays make up a beautiful nautical color scheme that feels very upscale. This bold bouquet, photographed by Will & Stacey on Green Wedding Shoes above includes red anemones, red roses and red ranunculus. The red flowers are compliments blue printed ribbons. Tastefully nautical!
This post Nautical weddings flowers do not have to always be red. Check out these creamy peach flowers paired with navy blue and white. Pairing wooden elements with stones, candles, lanterns, and sailing accents is tastefully done in this styled photo shoot, captured by Alea Lovely on Ruffled Blog.
If you plan on creating nautical wedding flowers for your special day please share your inspiration. How did you figure out what you wanted to make? Where did you first see a photo of the design you wanted? We look forward to sharing all ideas with DIY’ers planning to wedding or even arrangements.
BloomsByTheBox is now offering a FREE DIY Essentials Flower Supply Kit to customers with an order of $300 or more. We made it simple, just forward your email order confirmation of $300 or more (before taxes and shipping) to DIYpromo@bloomsbythebox.com to redeem your free kit! But hurry up, this offer ends on June 12th 2014!
The DIY Essentials Flower Supply Kit contains all of the products needed to make sure your wholesale flowers are fresh & long lasting for your wedding arrangements. Each of the products in this package is essential to getting the most out of your flowers. Aquaplus powder flower food goes into your hydrating buckets. This will increase the vase life of the flowers and also give them the correct balance of nutrients needed correctly hydrate after they have been shipped. Next, the floral scissors are extremely important. Using regular kitchen scissors to trim the flowers can fray the stems and not allow the flowers to draw up water evenly, leaving parts of the flowers dying. Floral scissors have unique ridges that slice through the stem without fraying them like dull/ sticky kitchen scissors. Lastly, the crowning glory clear solution is the best finishing spray the industry has to offer. Spray the flowers to give them a clean lively look before you walk down the aisle.