DIY Boutonniere with Crochet Flowers – Tutorial

I am getting married! My fiance, Greg, and I are having our wedding in a beautiful iris garden this September and I couldn’t be more excited. A few months ago, I read a story about a woman who crocheted her own wedding dress on the bus to work. Not all heroes wear capes, am I right? I knew I couldn’t commit to making an entire wedding dress, but definitely wanted to incorporate a yarn project of some sort in to my wedding. After looking at some saved patterns for crochet flowers, I decided to try crochet boutonnieres. I gathered up some yarn in my wedding colors and some silk leaves, then got to work. Not only did they come out beautifully, but very sturdy and professional looking.

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The pattern I used for the larger pink flower can be found here.
Once your two crochet flowers are made, follow the tutorial below for assembling the boutonnieres.

Materials

2 Crochet flowers (see above for links to patterns)
Silk leaves (I used two eucalyptus leaves removed from a larger branch purchased at my local craft store)
Floral Wire
Floral tape
Scissors
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Instructions

1. Cut 3 pieces of wire, approximately 12 inches apiece.
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2. Take one piece of wire and fold it in half so it creates a loop.
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3. Stick the pointy ends of the wire loop through the top of the first crochet flower.
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4. Pull through until loop is tight around the flower.
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5. Repeat steps 2-4 with the second crochet flower.
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6. Remove 1-2 silk leaves from the branch, cutting at the base of the leaves’ stem.
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7. Take the third piece of wire and fold it in half until it creates a loop.
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8. Wrap the wire loop around the stem of the leaves (there is no right or wrong way to do this, just make sure the wire is secured to the leaves).
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9. Now that your flowers and leaves are wire wrapped, cluster them together. Arrange them as you prefer.
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10. Using the flower tape, begin wrapping all the wires together at the base of the flowers/leaves.
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11. Keep wrapping until the boutonniere stem is at your preferred length. I stopped wrapping when the stem reached 3 inches. Cut the tape and secure it at the base of the stem.
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12. Cut the remaining unwrapped wire ends.
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Done and done! The boutonniere is now ready to be pinned on to your groom, prom date, or whatever else would look pretty with crochet flower pin 🙂
I would love to see your finished projects! Tag me on Instagram @darsi_stitches and share this tutorial.
I am new to craft tutorials so your feedback is much appreciated! Leave me a comment and/or contact me if you have any questions. Happy crafting!
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