Making a Daisy Boutonniere

Taping Salal Leaves to the Stem

I want these leaves to fan to the right of the boutonniere, so I bent them over my fingers to build in the curve.

You can use your trusty stapler again to secure the edge of the bottom pleated leave to the taped boutonniere stem.

Now you'll see a pleasing pleated pattern for backing this daisy boutonniere.  Because the leaves are stapled together, they will stay in place.

I bend the flower head slightly forward and place the pleated trio of leaves behind the flower head.

Tape the two parts together down the green stem.

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