Post # 1
I was thinking of making the groomsmen’s boutonierres myself with Real Touch roses I have purchased. Has anyone had experience in using Real Touch flowers to do this? I’m worried because the corsage pin seems like they’ll be incredibly hard to push through the plastic stems so now I’m contemplating spending money I don’t have on natural flowers for the guys’ boutonierres. Any advice?
Post # 3
I’m going attempt making some bouts with fake calla lilies tonight, looked at the pins I bought and was thinking the same thing.
If the stem is too thick, Im going to get some safety pins that have flat backs, and glue those on instead
Post # 4
I haven’t tried a pin yet. If it comes down to it I’ll just buy those ones with the flat backs and glue them on lol
Post # 5
Looks soo good!!! Good luck and good idea! 🙂
Post # 6
Could you put a drinking straw over the stem, wrap it in floral tape so it looks like a regualr stem and then put the pin through the straw? I’m pretty sure that is what I will be doing 🙂
Post # 7
@alicroo86: I’ve never had good luck with corsage pins, so I just used these: I made my bout, hot glued it on the flat back, and wrapped it with ribbon.
Post # 8
We used boutonieere pins from Michaels for our real touch calla bouts.
Post # 10
Magnificant idea!!! We ended up using flat-back pins, but if I had seen this sooner, we may have considered doing just that! 🙂
Post # 11
- Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site
I used regular straight pins and pinned through the ribbon. The pins wouldn’t go through the plastic of the stems, but they held really well though the ribbon anyway 🙂
Post # 12
Ditto! Ours held up throughout our entire wedding day.
Love Real Touch flowers!
Post # 13
love love love! well done bees! and thank you for the inspiration!