DIY Boutonniere with Succulents

June 16, 2017
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DIY Boutonniere with Succulents
From "Succulents" by Robin Stockwell.

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.

DIY boutonniere with Succulents

Materials & Tools

Five 6-inch pieces 20-gauge floral wire
Wire cutters
4 succulent cuttings
1 sprig of kalanchoe blooms
Floral tape
Scissors for cutting ribbon and tape
3 floral pins: 1 white topped,  2 black topped

DIY boutonniere with Succulents

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.

DIY boutonniere with Succulents

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.

DIY boutonniere with Succulents

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.

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