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DIY Wedding Idea – Fragrant Herb Boutonnieres

Entry #1731, October 17, 2012

Weddings comes with a lot of preparations, but they are all well worth it for that magical day. One of them is the boutonnieres. These are floral decorations for men that are usually highlighted with a flower or bud. But of course, it continually evolves with its styles and designs. The boutonnieres are often used when there’s a special occasion like wedding.

DIY Wedding Idea – Fragrant Herb Boutonnieres

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Create your own boutonnieres with fragrant herbs

Having boutonnieres in a wedding is one of the best ways to meet and greet your special guests. It’s a symbol of appreciation for your guest’s presence. Thus, it will be more endearing if you have it personalized. Just like this DIY Herb boutonniere that you can use for your wedding. You can try this out.

Materials Needed

  • 13 pcs. Small stems of herbs (choose varying colors and shapes)
  • 3 pcs. stems of small berries (blueberries with lavender thyme, oregano and sage)
  • 1 roll Floral tape
  • 1 – 2 meters Narrow ribbon or lace
  • Scissors


  1. Begin with the backbone of your boutonniere. You can do this by starting with a leaf stem like sage to be. This will serve as the support trunk of your boutonniere.
  2. Add the tall and thin herbs like rosemary and lavender on top of the leaf. Don’t worry about the placement. It’s fine to have unequal arrangements like one is higher than the other.
  3. Your small and round herbs like thyme blossom, fruit-like blueberries, and oregano are the once that should be placed in front.
  4. For heavier items, it is always nice to see them at the bottom with lean stems poking out the top.
  5. Secure all your herbs with floral tape.
  6. To cover the floral tape, wrap it around with ribbon or lace neatly several times. This allows disguising the floral tape and leaving a length of ribbon free to tie up the ribbon at the back of the boutonniere.
  7. Check if everything is stable and firm.

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Also, it is very important to consider the ribbon or lace according to the color motif you choose for your wedding. This should be fun to make and very rewarding for guest to know that you’re the one who made the boutonniere.

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