seriously… it’s not that difficult. The hardest part is using living items and keeping them alive until the date of the event
ok… perhaps I lied. The most difficult part for me was picking the super glue off my fingers…. but that’s because I made a stupid move…
Choose your ingredients, and place them together to see if you like how they play together.
A friend who was helping me suggested I add the white pin stripe to the feather. It just so happened that I had *just* purchased this new set of paint pens for another project…. so I was all ready to make the suggestion happen.
Grab your creation at the base of the pretty part; you are now ready to bind it.
If you have floral tape- good for you! you can securely wrap the base with it (or so I’m told)!
I did NOT have floral tape, so I improvised
WORD TO THE WISE: don’t try to use normal super glue… if you’re anything like me, you’ll get it all over your fingers and spend the rest of the evening trying to pick it off. Once I was done with the super glue debacle, I used the GEL super glue that I had (I’m sure hot glue would work, but I didn’t use it because I didn’t want to get it everywhere).
Once you secure your base, wrap it with a pretty ribbon. I super glued the last bit of my ribbon on to ensure it would stay. I also folded the last edge of ribbon under, and ensured the ribbon ended in the back of the boutonniere so as not to have any exposed fraying ends.
For the record, my friend held it for this photo… that’s not my manly hand there.
I then held the ribbon closed with a clothespin (ensuring not to accidentally super glue the clothespin to the newly made bit of awesomeness) and placed the boutonniere in the fridge. I figured the fridge would help keep the rosemary fresher for longer.
I then boxed it in this nice little jewelry gift box for the gifting.
Voila! It’s so much nicer when it’s home made and from the heart…. Remember, your fresh ingredients will not hold up for long, so I recommend making them day of.
Off to a party? High-Five!
- Have you ever made one? Post your ideas or creations below!