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.
In just a few easy steps, you've created a fun and unique boutonniere for your groom. Try it with the groomsmen too!
DIY and photos by Brittany Watson Jepsen of The House That Lars Built