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
You know and love Rosenow Floral, but you may not have known about Fritts Rosenow, Erin’s new venture into custom boutonnieres. Its true that not every guy is a “rose on your lapel” kinda guy, so her designs are the perfect compromise…best of all, you can customize to any taste! I just love how quirky and fun they are!
Erin is offering Brooklyn Bride readers a 20% off discount which could apply towards floral bouquets and arrangements for California and Boston brides from Rosenow Floral, or towards custom, non-floral boutonnieres from Fritts Rosenow. Just mention Brooklyn Bride when ordering.
[images from Fritts Rosenow]
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