DIY: Make a boutonniere for your groom

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I love taking a traditional concept and giving it a new spin. The traditional boutonniere is made of flowers and attached to the lapel of a suit but for this DIY, I thought it’d be fun to spiffy it up a bit. In homage of Memorial Day yesterday, I took some inspiration from military badges and created a tassel pin. You can use the colors of the wedding to keep the theme cohesive.

Supplies: scissors, large gold safety pin (try this option from Amazon), crepe paper in the colors of your choice.

Step 1: Cut a piece of crepe paper with the grain going the short way of the crepe paper. I made mine about 2″ wide.

Step 2: Cut small pieces into the crepe paper about 1 1/2″ in.

Step 3: Roll the crepe paper in to form a tassel.

Step 4: Puncture the top of the tassel onto the safety pin.

step 5: Repeat for the additional colors.

Voila!

In just a few easy steps, you’ve created a fun and unique boutonniere for your groom. Try it with the groomsmen too!

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DIY and photos by Brittany Watson Jepsen of The House That Lars Built 

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Fritts Rosenow

You know and love Rosenow Floral, but you may not have known about Fritts Rosenow, Erin’s new venture into custom boutonnieres.  Its true that not every guy is a “rose on your lapel” kinda guy, so her designs are the perfect compromise…best of all, you can customize to any taste!  I just love how quirky and fun they are!

Erin is offering Brooklyn Bride readers a 20% off discount which could apply towards floral bouquets and arrangements for California and Boston brides from Rosenow Floral, or towards custom, non-floral boutonnieres from Fritts Rosenow.  Just mention Brooklyn Bride when ordering.

[images from Fritts Rosenow]

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