How to Make a Succulent Boutonniere with Boutstix


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How to Make a Succulent Boutonniere with Boutstix Wedding, Prom, Mother's Day and formal season is upon us! Instead of spending too much money on an overpriced boutonniere, learn how to make your own easily. This succulent boutonniere is easy to make, and perfected with Boutstix floral magnet closure for wearing without stabbing pins through clothes or flesh.   Boutstix sent me a few packages of their floral magnets after I reached out to them to swoon about their product! I tried one out helping a friend make a boutineer for her daughter's formal dance. These are MAGIC!

How to Make a Succulent Boutonniere with Boutstix

Wedding, Prom, Mother's Day and formal season is upon us! Instead of spending too much money on an overpriced boutonniere, learn how to make your own easily. This succulent boutonniere is easy to make, and perfected with Boutstix floral magnet closure for wearing without stabbing pins through clothes or flesh. 

Boutstix sent me a few packages of their floral magnets after I reached out to them to swoon about their product! I tried one out helping a friend make a boutineer for her daughter's formal dance. These are MAGIC!

If you are looking to make a wrist corsage, check out this post.

How to Make a Succulent Boutonniere with Boutstix Wedding, Prom, Mother's Day and formal season is upon us! Instead of spending too much money on an overpriced boutonniere, learn how to make your own easily. This succulent boutonniere is easy to make, and perfected with Boutstix floral magnet closure for wearing without stabbing pins through clothes or flesh.   Boutstix sent me a few packages of their floral magnets after I reached out to them to swoon about their product! I tried one out helping a friend make a boutineer for her daughter's formal dance. These are MAGIC!

Boutonniere Backstory:

My junior year of high school, I was asked to my first formal dance, Homecoming. It wasn't until last minute that my friend asked me if I had purchased a boutineer for it yet. I didn't even know that was a thing! I rushed to the store the day before the dance and the only boutineer they had was $18. I was flabbergasted! So expensive for something I knew I could make myself.


Another horrible boutonniere story was my senior year, Christmas formal dance. I bought a boutineer for my date and went to pin it on him and SNAP! The entire head of the rose snapped in half and the boutineer was ruined. His mom helped me rig it with the pin so he could still wear it, but it was SUCH a waste of money. 


That was the LAST boutineer I ever purchased. Learn from me and make your own.

This succulent boutonniere tutorial will walk you through how to make one with fake succulent picks. This can easily be adapted to real flowers, silk flowers, real succulents and more...

I've got more fun boutineer tutorials to follow this one!


How to make a handmade homemade succulent boutonniere boutineer with Boutstix floral magnet closure.

Here's a video of the process:






Supplies Needed for Succulent Boutonniere with Boutstix:

  • Succulent Picks
  • Ribbon
  • Boutstix Floral Magnet
  • Floral Tape

Supplies Needed for Succulent Boutonniere with Boutstix: Succulent Picks Ribbon Boutstix Floral Magnet Floral Tape

Step 1: Bundle

Begin by bundling all the stems or picks of the succulents or flowers so all the stems are laying together.


Step 1: Bundle Begin by bundling all the stems or picks of the succulents or flowers so all the stems are laying together.

Step 2: Wrap!

Next, wrap the bundled ends of the flowers or picks with the floral tape.


Floral tape is papery feeling, but it has a glue that is activated by stretching it just a bit. Pull the tape gently as you wrap around the stems. 

This way it sticks as you wrap, and it can fit around all the uneven shapes easily. It can get a bit sticky though, so go slow and work carefully.


Wrap until the bundle feels secure.


Step 2: Wrap! Next, wrap the bundled ends of the flowers or picks with the floral tape.   Floral tape is papery feeling, but it has a glue that is activated by stretching it just a bit. Pull the tape gently as you wrap around the stems.   This way it sticks as you wrap, and it can fit around all the uneven shapes easily. It can get a bit sticky though, so go slow and work carefully.   Wrap until the bundle feels secure.

Step 3: Boutstix

Now place the long piece of the Boutstix on the back of the wrapped bundle. 

Step 3: Boutstix Now place the long piece of the Boutstix on the back of the wrapped bundle.

Then use the floral tape to completely wrap the Boutstix in place. Continue wrapping the tape around the stem of the Boutstix too.

Then use the floral tape to completely wrap the Boutstix in place. Continue wrapping the tape around the stem of the Boutstix too.

Wrap from the top of the cluster, and go ahead and cover the magnets too, they are powerful enough that they will still stick.


Then work your way wrapping down to the bottom of the Boutstix.


Wrap from the top of the cluster, and go ahead and cover the magnets too, they are powerful enough that they will still stick.   Then work your way wrapping down to the bottom of the Boutstix.

Leave just the very tip of the Boutstix natural for the perfect finished boutonniere!

Leave just the very tip of the Boutstix natural for the perfect finished boutonniere!

Step 4: Embellish

This is the fun part! Go ahead and embellish the boutineer however you want. I know most guys wearing them want to keep them pretty simple...so I opted for just a knot of ribbon. This is the perfect way to get the boutonniere to match the dress! 

You can also add rhinestone picks, buttons and more. They can either be wrapped into place with the succulents or hot glued in/on/around afterwards. I usually dress up wrist corsages much more than boutonnieres. 

If you are looking to make a wrist corsage, check out this post.


Step 4: Embellish This is the fun part! Go ahead and embellish the boutineer however you want. I know most guys wearing them want to keep them pretty simple...so I opted for just a knot of ribbon. This is the perfect way to get the boutonniere to match the dress!   You can also add rhinestone picks, buttons and more. They can either be wrapped into place with the succulents or hot glued in/on/around afterwards. I usually dress up wrist corsages much more than boutonnieres.

That's it!

Perfect boutonniere right!? Now you can make them for an entire wedding party! It's such a cost effective way to add lapel flair on a formal night! With a magnetic closure, it makes it a breeze to attach them to the suit jacket or button-up shirt without damage.

Buy Boutstix on their website or possibly at your local floral shop

If you are using real flowers or succulents, keep them misted with a spray bottle and in the fridge. They will last a couple of days that way.

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How to Make a Succulent Boutonniere with Boutstix Wedding, Prom, Mother's Day and formal season is upon us! Instead of spending too much money on an overpriced boutonniere, learn how to make your own easily. This succulent boutonniere is easy to make, and perfected with Boutstix floral magnet closure for wearing without stabbing pins through clothes or flesh.   Boutstix sent me a few packages of their floral magnets after I reached out to them to swoon about their product! I tried one out helping a friend make a boutineer for her daughter's formal dance. These are MAGIC!


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