We’re on a lace kick today! Next up is Aimee’s DIY non-floral boutonniere, made with crochet doilies, gold paper leaves and feathers. Our favorite part? The versatility. You can bookmark this project whether you’re having a winter or summer wedding. More to come!

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What You’ll Need:
– Floral Tape
– Floral Wire
– Scissors
– Hot Glue Gun
– Satin or Wired Ribbon
– Feathers
– Faux Berries
– Embellishment/ Scrapbooking Leaves
– Vintage Buttons
– Wooden Flower
– Crotchet Doily
– Lace

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 doily DIY groom boutonniere

Step 1. Gather all of your neat supplies and millinery items you have collected and bring them to your work space. Have your glue gun hot and ready!

Step 2. Begin by choosing anything with stems that you will be using for the boutonniere such as leaves or faux berries. Cut/arrange the stems into a position that you like. Take the wire from a stem or floral wire, and begin to wrap around the rest of the wires. You may also use a floral pick or toothpick to wrap the wired stems around. Using a hot glue gun, neatly glue down items without stems such as feathers, ribbon, lace, flowers, or whatever else you plant to use into their desired positions. Only a small dab of glue will be needed to adhere your items down, this will ensure the glue is not visible on your completed boutonniere.

 DIY doily feather boutonniere

Step 3. Once all items are in place, take your floral tape and begin to wrap it around your stems until they are no longer visible. You may want to adjust the length of your stems by cutting them slightly shorter. The average size boutonniere is anywhere between 3 -4 inches long from top to bottom.

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Step 4. You’re almost done! Once you have chosen your matching ribbon, glue one end of the ribbon at the top of your wires neatly. Glue down so that the ribbon is angled downwards and slowly begin to wrap your ribbon around the floral tape covered stems. The floral tape is sticky but not stick enough to hold down the ribbon so be sure to wrap around snugly.

 DIY vintage millinery boutonniere

Step 5. As you make it to the bottom begin to wrap back up the stem neatly as this will be the pattern you see. Again, pull snugly and space the over lapping ribbon as you desire. For additional embellishment you may add a thin string, or colored wire up the ribbon covered stem for an extra pop of color. In this case I have simply tied a little piece of lace in a knot.

 DIY vintage sweet boutonniere

Step 6. You now have your perfectly cute and unique boutonniere. This is sure to be an easy DIY project that is nothing short of fun and creativity!

  • That’s gorgeous! I love the simplicity and vintage colors.

  • Brittany M

    I LOVE THIS!!! I’m not a big DIY girl but this is definitely going in my idea book!

  • Aimee Dupont

    Thanks so much for sharing my project. I hope lovely brides everywhere are inspired to make something unique and pretty just like these! They are so much fun to create and can be personalized so easily. Have fun, and thanks Ruffled … love this site and am happy to share this DIY project here!

  • these are beautiful! i would definitely love to try mixing in some more masculine colors though, eh? beautiful feathers!

  • Hannah

    This is an amazing DIY! Amiee makes it look so easy. Fantastic example of being able to achieve class & elegance of the highest standard on the lowest budget. Thanks for sharing!

  • Oh wow! these are wonderful! I’m very impressed. :)

  • Christopher Dupont

    You’re so talented! Looks just like the one we used for our Wedding Photo-shoot.

  • eaufortuite

    Tres joli ! Meme pour moi qui ai deux mains gauches, ça devrait etre possible…

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  • evann

    These are beautiful, and so well explained.

  • Bonnie

    I can’t believe it’s that easy to make such a STUNNING piece, so going to try something similar!

  • Ammy

    Kwaze kwakuhle (roughly translated, how beautiful/ gorgeous….I will get my bridesmaid to help me try it!

  • {amanda}

    Holy Guacamole! This is STUNNING! I love the combination of the soft pinks and creams, the texture of the feathers and the lace and the way it all comes together perfectly. Just lovely :)

  • Brittany

    This is so gorgeous! I love the colors. It is so soft and romantic. It looks fairly easy to make also. Thanks for the tutorial!

  • Lindsay

    Beautiful timeless piece!! I love this!

  • Laura

    Modern with a classic feel. LOVE it!!

  • Natasha Anderson

    This is such a beautiful boutonniere, and one you can always keep, and not crazy heavy like some of the floral ones! I looove it! So romantic and gorgeous, and love the versatile elements in the piece!

  • Antonietta Fantasia

    when creativity meets elegance… what a great job! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

  • Rebecca

    So gorgeous!!! Aimee is so creative and talented, and I sooooo love this boutonniere!!

  • Shalon

    This is such a beautiful alternative to flowers. Actually, I like this boutonniere much better than a flower boutonniere. The feather, the berries, the button … It’s just heavenly!

  • Adorable! Love these!

  • Andrea

    These are really a GREAT alternative to flowers! They are so pretty and the tutorial is excellent. I will be sure to add this project to my DIY list of things to attempt for my wedding!

  • Sabrina

    I agree with Lizzie about the masculine colors. I have been debating whether or not I should incorporate boutonnières at all. (We’re not having a big wedding party, so it would just be three or four that I would have to make. And, the guys don’t have their hearts set on wearing a pretty flower.) I could make these with darker feathers and my colors, and they’d be somewhat masculine. Thanks for the tutorial!

  • Aimee

    Hey Lizzie and Sabrina, these can definitely be made in more masculine colors. I have done some beautiful Tiffany blue and red boutonnieres for a bride having a vintage carnival theme and some beautiful ones with rich purples and peacock feathers. I chose this particular vintage boutonniere to share since Ruffled likes to feature vintage and indie inspired weddings and DIY projects ;) My husband also wore this boutonnière for a vintage themed photo shoot we did with our photographer.

  • Christopher Dupont

    You’ll just have to post a pic of our vintage themed photo shoot to show all these girls how I rocked this boutonniere “masculine” style! ;) haha… xoxoxo

  • Mayelah

    awwww lovely, you are soo creative keep up with the great work!

  • leigha

    these are gorgeous….LOVE LOVE LOVE them : )

  • Teresa

    So gorgeous!! Great job Aimee, love the bout’s very vintage :)

  • Joycelyn

    Thanks so much for posting these. What a great alternative to real flowers… and something that can be kept and used for something else! I used the left over scraps from my dress for the ribbon to cover the floral wire and made a set for the male participants, but tweaked it just a bit. I love them! Thanks for the idea! :D

  • Amber

    I doubt I can make this but im willing to pay anyone who is willing to make them for my wedding =)) any takers??

    • Amanda

      Hi Amber,

      You can try Etsy!

  • Absolutely love this creative idea. Seems very affordable and so personal. Will feature on my blog.