Boutonnieres made out of unconventional materials have been popping up allover the place. Ribbon, buttons, keys, even action figures…you name it. Today I will show you a couple ways you can use ribbon to make a boutonniere. I hope this inspires you to make your very own ribbon boutonniere(feel free to post photos of your version on our Facebook wall).
- Ribbon of choice(I recommend 1/4″ and 3/8″)
- Hot glue and glue gun
- Needle and thread
- Bobby pin(optional)
- Floral wire and tape(optional)
- Pearl bead or button
1. Cut three pieces of 3/8″ ribbon for your “leaves”. You will need 1 three inch piece and 2 two inch pieces. Fold them into loops and glue the ends in place.
2.Glue the bases of the two smaller leaves to the base of the large leaf to form a fan.
3. Create a ribbon rosette using 24 inches of 1/4″ or 3/8″ ribbon. You can find a ribbon rosette tutorial on our Rosette Headband post. Glue the rosette to the base of the leaves.
4. Glue your rosette and leaves to a bobby pin or a couple pieces of floral wire that have been twisted together.
5. Wrap ribbon or floral tape around the bobby pin/floral wire. You can attach a pin to the back of the boutonniere or use corsage pins to attach it to clothing.
1. Cut 3-4 six inch pieces of ribbon. Fold the ends of one piece of ribbon into the center and run a stitch or two to create two loops.
2. Do the same thing with your second piece of ribbon and perpendicularly sew it to the first loop to create an X.
3. Keep adding loops until you have your desired fullness. I added one more loop and then some extra lengths of ribbon that have a fishtail end.
4. Add a bead or button to the center to hide your stitches. Add a pin to the back of the boutonniere and you are finished!
These boutonnieres would also make great brooches to add to sweaters or purses. Have fun creating your own ribbon boutonnieres!