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DIY Ranunculus Boutonniere
Creating your own DIY Ranunculus Boutonniere is a perfect way to add a personal touch to your big day! They are simple to make and can be customized to match your theme.
When choosing the type of flower, you want to make sure its on the larger side and can withstand being handled all day which is why we chose the ranunculus. They are such a unique looking flower and are simply stunning on their own.
Step 1: Prep your flowers and supplies
- Choose the flowers that will go in each boutonniere, make sure they are similar in size and color.
- Choose a “filler” flower or greenery, we went with seeded eucalyptus.
- Remove any excess foliage from the stems so that they are clear.
- While holding the the stems under water, carefully cut the stems about two inches from the tip at an angle and immediately place them in a jar of water until you are ready to use them.
- Gather all the supplies from the supply list above.
Step 2: Start Crafting the Boutonniere
- Using the floral cutters, cut the stems of the flowers and the greenery down to about 3 inches or less depending on how deep the base of the lapel pin is and adjust as needed.
- Place the seeded eucalyptus behind the ranunculus. You wan to make sure the eucalyptus is visible from all sides so that it frames the flower.
- Place a 5 inch piece of wire behind the stems. (Super important step to make sure the flowers stay upright!)
- Begin wrapping floral tape around the stems and the wire in a spiral motion starting from the top making sure to overlap the layer before it. Continue this until you reach the bottom.
- Trim the excess wire and tape.
Step 3: Finish the Boutonniere
- Take the end of the boutonniere and carefully curl the tip upward and secure it with more tape.
- Pinch the tip so that a point is formed that will fit snugly into the holder.
- Place the boutonniere in the holder and use some pressure so that it fits firmly in place.
- Once you are done assembling the boutonniere's, carefully place them on a small tray or plate (no more than two or three per plate) and spray them with water.
- Carefully place the plate inside a large Ziploc bag and store them in a cool place until they are ready to be used.
This tutorial can easily be used for any type of flower! Try this out with the amazing White Anemone.