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DIY Succulent Boutonnieres

by Chelsea Costa

DIY Succulent Boutonniere

Happy Valentine season, lovebirds! Are you celebrating this year? We’ve put together a quick and simple little floral project for you, perfect for whipping up if you’ve got a special date or just want to be a little extra festive. And of course we know that boutonnieres are for fellas, but I wouldn’t hesitate to wear this on my own sweater, scarf, or just my bag. These little DIY succulent boutonnieres are fast and easy, so let’s do it.

DIY Succulent Boutonniere

Supplies –

  • small succulent cuttings
  • complementary filler florals (freesia goes beautifully with succulents!)
  • scissors
  • floral tape
  • twine or ribbon
  • glue gun
  • straight pin

Begin by trimming the succulent cuttings and freesia stems so that they’re about 3 inches long, with no greenery along the bottom of the stem.

DIY Succulent Boutonniere

DIY Succulent Boutonniere

Choose a succulent and pair it with one or two other stems – maybe another succulent, or some pieces of freesia that frame it nicely. Be creative! Bundle them together and arrange them to your liking; then, wrap the stems together tightly with floral tape. Trim the ends of the stems so that they’re all even and have a fresh cut.

DIY Succulent Boutonniere

DIY Succulent Boutonniere

Over the floral tape, wrap twine or ribbon so that it hides the tape. Start at the top end, wrapping around itself so that the top end is held in place.

DIY Succulent Boutonniere

Continue wrapping all the way to the bottom of the stems. Hide a tiny dot of hot glue on the back of the wrapped stems and sink the tail of the twine or ribbon into the glue. Trim the end.

DIY Succulent Boutonniere

Attach the boutonniere to a lapel, sweater, or scarf with a straight pin and go out to celebrate! Wishing you lots of love this Valentine’s Day! xoxo

DIY Succulent Boutonniere

DIY Succulent Boutonniere

[Photos by Lovely Indeed for The Sweetest Occasion.]

Sources –
Scissors from Pearl River Mart
Twine from Knot and Bow

The fine print: Please link with love! As with all of our posts, DIY projects featured on The Sweetest Occasion may not be copied, distributed or reproduced without permission. Love and links are always appreciated! If you’d like to share this post, please link to this post directly for the DIY tutorial and do not include the instructions in your own post. Thanks so much! xoxo

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Christie Jo Thomas

Saturday 15th of February 2014

What an adorable and fresh idea! LOVE it! Have to share this with some friends of mine that have boys in junior high and high school!

Janet Tacy

Sunday 9th of February 2014

Great idea for a DIY project