New skill: Boutonnieres and Corsages

Friday, May 9, 2014

As I mentioned in a previous post I really enjoy mastering a new skill.  Recently I have been practicing making boutonnieres and corsages following the print and video tutorials in the book Fresh from the Field Wedding Flowers.  (Check back the beginning of next week for a full book review and giveaway!)

With my new found skill I made one for my grandmother to wear on her birthday.  It could also be the perfect gift to make your mother for Mother's Day or to honor a graduate.  Flowers are always nice, but what is better than flowers you can wear?

My garden is not yet an abundance of blooms but I got creative and made these out of hellebore leaves, lamb's ears, two kinds of creeping sedum, a sprig of serviceberries, a pasque flower seed head and some sage buds.


  1. I'd like to give these a try. I love that you used sedums. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. The sedums were a necessity-is-a-mother-of-invention idea. I was searching pretty hard to come up with materials to practice with, but I really love how it turned out.

  2. I love what you did, different but great