You may have seen my blog a couple weeks ago talking about some of my 12 favorite boutonniere looks for fall. Some of these were fresh new takes on classic bout looks, but there was a new style that I was introduced to during my research. That new style is the Pocket Square Boutonniere. This was a piece that everyone here at FiftyFlowers fell in love with. I even put an array of styles up for a vote to be included in the blog and the pocket squares gained the most votes. So, like any curious florist, I sought out to make one for myself!
Scroll down to see how I made the Pocket Square Boutonniere.
Gather Your Supplies:
- A piece of cardboard, sized to the pocket it will be placed in.
- Ribbon of your choice, wider than an inch is recommended.
- Pick out an array of flowers, greenery, and filler, cut them into .5” – 1” pieces.
- Floral cold glue
- Floral shears
- Ribbon scissors
A boutonniere like this has a construction that I would consider much easier than the traditional taped construction. Begin by gluing your taller greens and flowers in the back to set your “stage”.
I always like to blow on my glue as I’m designing. I will let the entire boutonniere harden for at least an hour before I put it in a pocket. But, while I’m designing, I’m going to be moving it around, and the little breaths will help dry the glue to hold the pieces in place.
Next, begin gluing on your flowers. I left a tiny piece of the stem on since I wanted this sunflower to be positioned at a slight angle, but the amazing thing about this style of boutonniere is that you can cut the head off without any stem, and have it face perfectly out. This is what I did with my gerbera daisy.
I glued many different flowers in several different positions to give it a very full and diverse look.
Here is my design right after I finished gluing. I love how wild and colorful this piece is. It deserves an equally dramatic shirt to be displayed in. I will now leave the square on a flat surface for the piece to fully dry.
And here is the finished product!! Check out this beautiful bout! A boutonniere like this is perfect for anyone who doesn’t like the idea of putting a small hole in their shirt from a pin or someone who is looking for a fresh new style. And for those of you who get to dancing and need to lose the jacket, this little bout is happy to join you out on that dance floor in your shirt pocket.