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How do you make a groom's boutonniere?

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Make a groom's boutonniere by choosing the desired flowers and wrapping the stems together. Finish by decorating the stem with ribbon. You need flowers, scissors, plastic wrap and floral tape to make a boutonniere.

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Using real or artificial flowers and greenery, cut the stems down to 4 inches long. Position the smaller flowers or greenery in back behind the larger main flowers, and gather the stems together. Wrap them tightly with plastic wrap, and then wrap them with floral tape starting just below the flowers and ending at the end of the stems. Wrap a piece or two of 10-inch coordinating ribbon around the boutonniere stem, and tie a bow. Trim the ribbon ends, and brush it with an anti-fray substance.

Consider using unique components for the boutonniere other than flowers. For instance, try tallow berries and eucalyptus leaves, kumquats and olive leaves, or billy balls and buttons. The former works for a winter-themed wedding or event. A similar idea uses white berries, pine and eucalyptus. Opt for a natural, herby boutonniere by combining bay leaves, juniper and rosemary sprigs, whole anise pods and wheat stalks. Only wrap part of the stems in floral tape so that they are tightly bound, and then wrap crafting twine around the stems to complete the look.

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