Tuesday, October 11, 2011

{DIY} How to Make a Button Boutonniere


You might know that I LOVE buttons and whenever I see anything button related I'm obsessed!! Check out my other button blog post here ***** get married has been shut down and now being reopened and redesigned so this post is no long there anymore.***** 

How to Make a Button Boutonniere By: Ariela Bonen, RBK Creations
We love being able to incorporate the groom into the overall button theme. Button boutonnieres are a great way to accessorize the groom – after all, it’s their big day too! Below you will find some of our secrets when it comes to creating a great, whimsical button boutonniere.
Items needed
  • Assortment of buttons in different sizes and colors to match your wedding
  • 18-22 gauge wire size 10”
  • Coordinating ribbon
  • Floral Tape
  • Scissors
  • Some type of leaf backing, we used an artificial leaf in this demo
  • Decorative sprigs
  • Corsage Pin
  • Wire Cutters and Needle Nose Pliers
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
All photos by Ariela Bonen: RBK Creations

  • When choosing buttons it is best to get varying sizes you so can stack them nicely and see all of the buttons. A stack of 3 to 5 buttons tends to look the best.
  • Bend your wire in half, load your buttons up on the wire starting with smallest button first and ending with the largest button. You will thread the buttons on to the wire through the holes in your button.
  • Hold the buttons stack with one hand and then twist the wires together with the other hand, all the way to the end of the stem.
  • Once you have the stems twisted to the end, trim the ends to make them even and get rid of the sharp edges.
  • Bend the button stems down so they are facing towards you.
  • Start assembling the boutonniere by adding the stems together, one at a time. Wrap them with your floral tape to hold them together. Try to get it as tight as you can so it holds together.
  • Add your decorative sprig to the back and also attach with the floral tape.
  • Add the leaf and wrap one more time with floral tape.
  • Once your boutonniere is assembled, wrap your stem that is covered in floral tape with the ribbon of your choice. Use your hot glue gun to secure the ribbon on the top.
  • Add your corsage pin and your good to go!

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