After taking a flower arranging class in college, my wife likes to whip up nice flower arrangements for friends, parties, weddings, and in this case today, funerals too.
A boutonnière is a spray of flowers worn in a buttonhole. For this project, you just need some small flowers, like carnations, and large solid leaves like something from a camellia bush or lemon tree.
Step #1: Next
- Cut the stem off the flower with about an inch of room to spare.
- Cut a piece of wire about 6 inches long
- Gather a leaf or other decoration to add to the boutonnière.
Step #2: Next
- Push the wire through the leaf, and then through the thick part of the flower stem.
- Hook the end of the wire around the flower and the leaf.
- Wrap it all the way around the flower and stem.
Step #3: Next
- Wrap the wire all the way down the stem.
Step #4: Next
- Start the floral tape around the top of the wire.
- Wrap the tape down the stem, around the wire.
- When you are finished, use a corsage pin (a pin with a pearl on it), to pin the boutonnière to your jacket, shirt or blouse.