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Monday, January 9, 2012

How to Make a Boutonniere

My youngest daughter has been going to a daddy-daughter dance with her dad for several years now.  Instead of buying a boutonniere for her dad that was going to die in a few days, she asked if we could make one that she could keep forever.  We were able to do some with inexpensive supplies from the dollar store and craft store.   You will need flowers of your choice, floral wrap tape, and an accent piece.   Kara chose a red rose and a white accent. 

Cut the flower and accent to the desired length, about 3 to 4 inches.  Its better to cut longer and then trim, than cutting it too short.


Starting at the bottom, tightly wrap the floral tape around both pieces. 

Continue up the stem, until both pieces are secure. 

While it might not be as fancy as a real flower, you will now have a memento of a special day that you can keep forever.  

11 comments:

  1. Great tutorial, and such a cute daughter!
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    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

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  2. Aww how cute !! thanks for sharing at COM

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  3. Aww that looks amazing and it's so much nicer to actually make the boutineer! Thanks for linking up to Make Yourself Monday!

    Jamie
    For Love of Cupcakes.com

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  4. What a sweet father/daughter moment... thanks for sharing!

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  5. How sweet is this??? I love it :)

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    Thanks a million :)
    Sarah @ Dotted Line Crafts

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  6. Awww.. this is such a sweet idea..and what a beautiful memory! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party..can't wait to see what you share next!

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  7. Stopping by from the Bacon Time linky. Excellent tutorial.

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  8. I LOVE The last picture! Thanks for sharing! ; ) Visiting from welovebeingmoms.blogspot.com!

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  9. I have never, ever made one of these...but I sure want to! Thanks for linking this idea up to my valentine link party!

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  10. Awww, this is so nice!! I love it! Thanks for sharing at my party. Can't wait to see what you link up next week!

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  11. Love this post! I'm having a linky party, and would love for you to join! Here is the link http://www.thesouthernproductqueen.com/one-stop-shoppe-linky-party-3 Thanks for sharing!!!

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