DIY Boutonniere with Succulents
Choose tiny succulent cuttings and snippets of companion plants in the same color palette as the bridal bouquet (Echeveria, Kalanchoe tubiflora, and K. blossfeldiana flowers were used here). Extend the stems with wire as shown. Then, following the steps below, make a boutonniere in minutes.
Materials & Tools
Five 6-inch pieces 20-gauge floral wire
4 succulent cuttings
1 sprig of kalanchoe blooms
Scissors for cutting ribbon and tape
3 floral pins: 1 white topped, 2 black topped
1. Wire Stems
Insert floral wire about halfway through each succulent stem, close to the base of a rosette. Bend the two halves, then twist together. Repeat with a flower sprig. Gather all stems and wrap them together with floral tape.
2. Add Ribbon
Starting just beneath the bouquet, make a loop with one end of the ribbon, then wind the free end down the length of the stems and back up.
3. Pin and Wear
Insert the white-topped pin near the top to hold the ribbon in place, and the 2 black-topped pins for securing the boutonniere to the lapel.
Excerpted from Succulents by Robin Stockwell. Copyright © 2017 Oxmoor House. Reprinted with permission from Time Inc. Books, a division of Time Inc. New York, NY. All rights reserved.