Hanna’s How-To: Simple Bouttennierre

Hanna Johansen

Here are step-by-step directions on making a boutonniere perfect for formal dates, weddings or funerals.

Supplies needed:

Greenery (We used Israeli Ruscus)

Various flower with large blossom such as roses, carnations or lilies

Filler flower such as baby’s breath

Floral Tape



Step 1:

Cut off small pieces of greenery.

Step 2:

Remove leaves from the bottom of the greenery, leaving a few inches of bare stem.

Step 3:

Place a small piece of filler flower on top of greenery. Make sure the stem of the filler flower is also exposed at the bottom.

Step 4:

Add your focus flower.

Step 5:

Holding floral tape at an angle, begin wrapping the boutonniere together. Make sure tape is held taut and slightly overlaps until the entire bottom is wrapped.

Step 6:

To make a bow, begin looping the desired ribbon, pinching at the middle. Tightly twist wire around the middle, leaving a few inches of wire at the bottom.

Step 7:

Place wired ribbon on arrangement and wrap with floral tape again following directions in Step 5. Attach with pins.