DIY: Make a boutonniere for your groom


I love taking a traditional concept and giving it a new spin. The traditional boutonniere is made of flowers and attached to the lapel of a suit but for this DIY, I thought it’d be fun to spiffy it up a bit. In homage of Memorial Day yesterday, I took some inspiration from military badges and created a tassel pin. You can use the colors of the wedding to keep the theme cohesive.

Supplies: scissors, large gold safety pin (try this option from Amazon), crepe paper in the colors of your choice.

Step 1: Cut a piece of crepe paper with the grain going the short way of the crepe paper. I made mine about 2″ wide.

Step 2: Cut small pieces into the crepe paper about 1 1/2″ in.

Step 3: Roll the crepe paper in to form a tassel.

Step 4: Puncture the top of the tassel onto the safety pin.

step 5: Repeat for the additional colors.


In just a few easy steps, you’ve created a fun and unique boutonniere for your groom. Try it with the groomsmen too!


DIY and photos by Brittany Watson Jepsen of The House That Lars Built 

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9 Comments to “DIY: Make a boutonniere for your groom”

  1. A Says:

    I don’t get it. How is he wearing it if I can see the whole pin? Did you just add it to the blazer in photoshop?

  2. Sarah Says:

    I noticed the same thing as the first commenter. If you actually tried to slide the tassels through the loop and over to the other side of the pin so it wouldn’t be in the way, they would probably get ruined.

  3. J Says:

    I too am confused with how this is attached!?!?

  4. cam Says:

    if i’m correct, i think the pin is attached to something that slid into his pocket.

  5. NorthridgeKC Says:

    I don’t get this at all. Doesn’t look like a boutonniere to me.

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  8. JaneEllen Says:

    Think this is a great take off idea to be used in whatever way the maker chooses, an idea to use. Love it and will be making some of these for Mother’s day gifts. Crepe paper and the pins are quite inexpensive so making a few will be cost effective and quick. The choices of colors are never ending. Can get the crepe rolls at $tree, can hardly wait to see what I can make using this initial idea. Happy Spring days

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