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Make your own gorgeous silk flower boutonnières: a DIY project with Pumpkin & Pye

This morning’s lovely blog feature is for the craftily inclined and those of you looking to add a personal touch to your wedding day by incorporating a little DIY. Grab a friend, mum, or your other half and dive in to this morning’s step by step guide to making your own boutonnières.

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Huge thanks to lovely Natasha from Pumpkin & Pye for sharing her gorgeous boutonnière design with us – I adore the flowers, which go perfectly with the stunning rose and serenity bouquet project we featured a few weeks back. Natasha used gorgeous silk flowers from Afloral.com. The boutonnière is just the most adorable creation and looks so much fun to make. I hope you love it as much as I do!

You will need:

Select smaller flower heads, sprigs of foliage and any berries or small succulents you would like to use.

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Step 1: Cut the stems of each flower/foliage to about 5cm or 2″ long.

Step 2: Wire and tape each stem. To do this, hold the flower between your thumb and index finger positioning a wire behind the stem.

Wrap a piece of floral tape around the top of the wire and flower stem. Turn  the stem  while stretching and pulling the tape down the wire.

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Step 3:
 Start with your focal flower head and add each wired flower or foliage stem to build the boutonniere. All flower heads should be facing the same way.

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Step 4: Wrap the floral tape around all of the stems to secure them together.

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Step 5: Using twine, hold one end of the twine behind the flower heads at the back of the boutonniere. Start at the bottom of the stem and wrap the twine around until you reach the top of the stem. Using both ends of twine tie a knot at the back of the boutonniere to secure.

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Natasha at Pumpkin and Pye makes stunning artificial bouquets and the most adorable button and brooch bouquets. Discover her beautiful creations and do get in touch:

http://www.pumpkinpye.com
https://www.facebook.com/PumpkinandPye
https://uk.pinterest.com/pumpkinandpye/
https://twitter.com/pumpkinandpye

All of the images used in today’s blog feature are by Devon wedding photographer Mark at Evolve Photography: www.evolvephoto.co.uk and the silk flowers are from the fabulous Afloral website. If you have a go at these projects we’d all love to see! You can show us on Instagram: tag @englishweddingblog@pumpkinandpye and @Afloral

 

Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at www.byMoonandTide.com. Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.

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