(Closed) Has anyone DIYed fresh flower boutonnieres?

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I have, I have!!! I have NO pictures or instructions but I spent a VERY short time on youtube and looked up DIY tutorials for boutonnieres and it rocked!! i suggest looking it up on youtube yourself because there are so many different styles that you may or may not like but it was WAY easier than I EVER thought it could be and the only thing I bought was the floral tape. I actually had some wire already it wasn’t the gauge they suggested but I’ll get the proper stuff for the big day. My suggestion to you is find a video that actually makes the most sense to you and buy a small bouquet from trader joe’s or the farmers market something cheap and do a test run. I’m very crafty like that, not overly so I’m not doing any major projects but I can hold my own so it worked.

The wrist corsages were a little trickier so I’m going to have to get some floral glue and the little wristlet deals for that but it was all right with just the velvet wrapped wire.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Oh and as far as the fowers and the blooms wilting, where are yyou buying them from? I’m going to get mine from the flower market in downtown LA this ensures they’re their freshest. See if your city has something like this then yeah basically all you can do is keep them someplace super cool. Maybe you can look up several of the home remedies for keeping flowers their freshest (7up, asprin, vodka etc) and do some tests before the big day with the type of flower you’re using. Also i’d suggest talking to the florist about the longevity of the flowers you’re looking for I was thinking of using a certain orchid but their “shelf life” is only about 4 days so I’m opting for flowers that are in the 7-14 day range. here’s where I found my info about how long they last and what’s in season etc. http://www.ccfc.org/ Good luck!!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I just read about a product called Crowning Glory Floral Spray, my budget bridal book recommended it for DIY brides for florals. Apparently it helps seal in the moisture on bouts and bouq any arrangements that might get dry or be prone to browning edges and tips. Sounds like a good idea and when I did a search I found it for only about $10. I think I’ll probably invest in it as well. Maybe you could see if anyone at the flower mart carries it?

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