Making Boutonnieres

Placing Support Wire Under Leaves

When making wedding boutonnieres, you may have to support your leaves with taped wire to maintain the shape of your design.

Place the looped wire directly behind the leather leaf fern and tape to the stem of the boutonniere.

Don't go completely down the stem - you will cut off excess wires so the bottom of the boutonniere doesn't become too thick and unmanageable.

Greenery should compliment the rose - not overpower it.  Peeking out from the sides is better than a large mass of greens crowded around the focal flower.

As you can see from a lateral view, the wire pushes the leaf forward and holds it into place.

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