How to Make a Garden-Inspired Corsage and Boutonniere
Add a touch of natural beauty to prom night with nests, blooms and butterflies.
Nest Corsage and Boutonniere
Create a beautiful corsage and boutonniere inspired by the garden.
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Gather Your Supplies
For this project you will need:
- 1 large and 1 small nest
- Floral tape
- Floral wire
- A floral pin
Cut a 5-foot length of ribbon. Center the larger nest on the ribbon, then thread the ribbon through the nest and tie a knot.
Flip it Over
Turn the nest upside down and weave the ribbon through the outer portion of the nest to add stability.
Wrap the Flowers
Cut three to four stems of flowers. Trim the stems to approximately 3 inches. Wrap the stems with floral tape.
Secure the Flowers
Cut a four inch piece of floral wire (gold was used for illustrative purposes). Thread the wire through the nest and wire on the flowers.
Fill the Nest
Repeat the last two steps until the entire nest is filled with flowers.
Wire the Butterfly
Cut a 6-inch piece of floral wire. Push it through the backside of the butterfly body and twist it like so.
Position the butterfly and then wire it onto the nest.
Tie on the Corsage
Wrap the ribbon around both sides of the nest corsage on the wrist and tie it into place with a lovely bow.
Build the Boutonniere
Select three flower stems. Cut the stems to approximately 6 inches and wrap them with floral tape.
Cut a 3-foot length of ribbon. Starting at the bottom of the stems, center the ribbon. Wrap the stems tightly with ribbon, alternating from the left and then the right side of the ribbon as you move up the stems. When you reach the blooms, tie a bow.
Through the Nest
With the sharp end of the scissors, poke a hole through the small nest and insert the ribbon wrapped flowers. The fit should be snug.
Finish the boutonniere off with a floral pin for securing.