How to Make a Rustic Wedding Boutonniere with Fake Flowers - Sola Wood Flowers

How to Make a Rustic Wedding Boutonniere with Fake Flowers

Weddings are a celebration of love and union, and every detail contributes to the magical atmosphere of the day. Boutonnieres, petite, elegant floral arrangements worn by the groom and groomsmen on their lapels, hold a special place among these details. They symbolize the groom's personality and style and serve as a connection to the wedding's theme. In this article, we'll explore the art of creating rustic wedding boutonnieres using artificial wood flowers. These charming alternatives to fresh flowers offer durability and can be customized to perfectly match your wedding's aesthetic!

Why Choose Artificial Flowers?

The choice of flowers is critical for rustic wedding boutonnieres. While fresh flowers are a classic option, fake flowers bring a unique charm to the table. These flowers are crafted from wood, offering a variety of benefits that set them apart. Unlike fresh flowers, artificial flowers last throughout the event and beyond, making them a lasting keepsake. Additionally, they allow for a broader range of customization in terms of color, size, and style, enabling you to tailor each boutonniere to your wedding's theme. 

Selecting the right artificial flowers is a key step in creating visually appealing boutonnieres. With a superabundance of options available, consider factors such as color scheme and size. Opt for wood flowers that complement the wedding's palette while adding a touch of rustic charm. Mixing and matching different types of wood flowers can create a visually appealing blend that captures the essence of your special day.

Don't forget that before embarking on this creative journey, you should gather the necessary materials and tools. You'll need artificial wood flower stems, wire cutters, floral tape, glue, and decorative elements such as ribbons, twine, or miniature wooden embellishments. Creating a bouquet of boutonnieres is easier when you have all the required items within arm's reach in a well-prepared workspace.

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Crafting a Rustic Wedding Boutonniere: A Tutorial

Step 1: Prepare Your Workspace

  1. Clear a well-lit and clutter-free workspace to ensure you have enough room to work comfortably.
  2. Lay out all your materials, including artificial wood flowers, wire cutters, floral tape, glue, and any decorative elements you plan to use.
  3. Have a clean cloth or paper towel handy to wipe your hands during the process.

Step 2: Choose the Flowers

  1. Select a combination of artificial wood flowers that align with your wedding theme and color scheme.
  2. Carefully design the stems of the wood flowers to the desired length. Aim for a length of around 3 to 4 inches, keeping in mind the size of the lapel and the boutonniere's proportions.

Step 3: Assemble the Boutonniere

  1. Lay out the wood flowers in front of you, arranging them in a visually pleasing manner.
  2. Hold the wood flowers together in the desired arrangement, making sure the stems are aligned at the bottom.
  3. Starting just below the flower heads, wrap the stems tightly with floral tape. This not only secures the flowers but also creates a clean, uniform look.

Step 4: Add Decorative Elements

  1. To infuse rustic charm, consider adding decorative elements like twine or burlap.
  2. If using twine, wrap it around the stems of the boutonniere, securing it in place with glue as needed. You can create a simple wrap or tie a bow for added flair.
  3. For burlap, cut a small piece and attach it to the stems using glue. This adds texture and earthy touch to the boutonniere.
  4. If desired, you can also include small wooden charms or beads by threading them onto the stems before wrapping them with floral tape.

Step 5: Finishing Touches

  1. Hold the boutonniere at arm's length and examine it closely to ensure all elements are securely attached and evenly arranged.
  2. Gently adjust the position of the wood flowers or any decorative elements if needed.
  3. Trim any excess stems at the bottom if they extend beyond the desired length.

Consider storing the boutonniere in a cool, dry place where it won't be exposed to direct sunlight or moisture after it has been created. If you're making the boutonnieres in advance, keep them in a box lined with tissue paper to protect them from dust and damage. And be sure to store the boutonnieres in a safe place on the wedding day until you're ready to wear them.

Remember that creating rustic wedding boutonnieres with artificial wood flowers offers endless customization opportunities. With these wood flowers as your canvas, you can truly make each boutonniere a work of art that reflects your unique style and love story. Here are some ways to add unique touch:

  • You can paint or stain artificial wood flowers to match your wedding color scheme. Add a touch of glamour to the boutonniere by using soft pastels, bold hues, or even metallic accents. Staining the wood flowers can enhance their natural wood grain, creating a rustic, organic look. Here you’ll find a tutorial on how to dye them.
  • Symbols and charms that have meaning for you and your partner should be included. These can be initials, hearts, or even miniature replicas of items that remind you of your journey together.
  • Including photo frames with pictures of loved ones who cannot be present on the day can be a heartfelt addition to the boutonniere.
  • Adding texture with materials like lace, fabric, or even delicate feathers to give your boutonniere a multidimensional look.

Planning a wedding involves many delicate threads, and the boutonniere is one of them. As you create your own boutonnieres, every twist of twine and every layer of floral tape is an opportunity to weave a unique story that is yours alone. Let this tutorial be your starting point, and allow your imagination to run wild. May your love bloom eternally in the delicate petals of our Sola Wood Flowers!