DIY Fabric Flower Boutonniere

When my sister in law got married a year ago, we made all 9 bridesmaids’ bouquets and the bride’s bouquet. But, we also needed boutonnieres for the groom, groomsmen, dads, and grandfathers. We wanted them to coordinate so I came up with these:

So, now that you know how to make fabric flower bouquets, how about making boutonnieres for the guys? These are WAY faster than the bouquets and can be made to coordinate perfectly if you just use the same fabrics as the bouquets.

Here’s what you’ll need:

*A small rolled rosette (made the same way as you did for the bouquets)

*2 fabric covered buttons. Mine are 7/8″ and 1 1/8″ diameter

*Felt and tool scraps for leaves (you can also use interfacing to make a fabric one)

*Floral stems

*Floral Tape


*Hot glue gun and scissors

Step 1: Make your rosette and add the stem to the back like you did for your bouquet.

Step 2: Cover your buttons with fabric. The packages come with a pattern to cut out the right sized circle and instructions on the back. But, I’ll show you with some pictures here too!

Step 3: Once you’ve covered your buttons, you have to add the stem. I thread a floral stem through the button shank on the back and twist it around itself. Then, I add a dollop of glue and press the stem into it to make sure that the button head doesn’t just wobble all over the place.

Then, I wrap the stems with floral tape.

Step 4: Arrange your flowers in the way you want them and then tape all three stems together.

Step 5: Cut out your leaves and glue them to the back.

Step 6: Trim your stem to an appropriate length and add a ribbon if you want!

That’s it!

Enjoy! We’re off to have dinner with some new friends- have a wonderful evening.



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3 Comments on “DIY Fabric Flower Boutonniere”

  1. March 22, 2012 at 5:13 pm #

    This is awesome, and really creative! I’m now wondering if I have any fabrics that might make good flowers like this. 🙂

    • March 23, 2012 at 5:24 am #

      Thanks! I know that my brother-in-law still has his too so they make good “memorabilia” too. If you do make any, I’d love to see pics!

  2. April 1, 2012 at 7:09 am #

    popping over from Flamingo Toes to say this is beautiful, i love it and i am pinning! xo Malia

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