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Elsie, from A Beautiful Mess, shared this easy and fun tutorial with us to create your own boutonnieres and corsages. Click ahead for the details!
Step 1: Choose feathers and accent pieces in your colors. I used some berry garland too. I ordered most of my supplies from Etsy.com.
Step 2: Gather the pieces and arrange them exactly how you want them to look on your boutonniere.
Step 3: Using floral tape (or deco or twill tape) bind your feathers together at the base. Be sure they are all secure in the adhesive and will not slip out!
Step 4: You’re done. Just use a floral pin to pin your boutonniere to a piece of paper (this way you can also label who the different boutonnieres are for).
Go get yourself a treat or have a fancy dinner with your sweetie because you just saved yourself a bundle!
For the corsages,
Step 1: Collect flowers, berry garland and millenary leaves in your colors. I ordered most of mine from Etsy.com.
Step 2: Choose pieces to accent your brooch. Trim the pieces to about 4 inches.
Step 3: Glue the feathers and findings to the back of your brooch. I used glue dots.
Step 4: Cover the back of your feathers with some twill tape or deco tape. They are already firmly attached with the glue dots, but this just makes the back look a little bit more polished.