1 hour for 6 boutonnieres
Quick craft for trusted friends to make
On the big day, hand off the floral arranging to a trusted friend or two while you're off being a beautiful bride.
• 1 bunch of coneflowers, also known as Echinacea purpurea
• 1 bunch of purple integrifolia, available from florists
• 1 yellow Aranda orchid
• Floral tape
• Ribbon, 1/4 in. wide
• Small straight pins
• Pearl-tipped corsage pins
Take a look at a larger image of the finished coneflower boutonniere.
1. Gather together your coneflowers and remove the leaves from the stems. Cut the stems to about 4 in. in length.
3. Group all of your flowers and foliage together. The integrifolia looks best in the very back, as the base of the boutonniere. Next bring the coneflower forward and then add in the lovely orchid as an accent. Wrap the stems together with floral tape. Don't be afraid to play around with the arrangement, but don't overthink it. Simple is best.
4. Now cover the tape with ribbon, wrapping from top to bottom. Secure the ribbon on the back side of the bundle with a straight pin.
5. The finished boutonniere can be attached to a lapel with a pearl-tipped corsage pin.
Page 1 of 2 -- Easy finishing instructions, plus designer's tips and tricks to make your groom's boutonniere extra special on page 2