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Keepsake Boutonnieres

Lustrous, unique flower-bead lapel decorations for the groom and groomsmen can be made well ahead of time -- and will also make a lovely memento of the day.


For each boutonniere, we used 1/2- to 3/4-inch mother-of-pearl flower beads, combining 5 to 7 blooms. To pin the boutonniere on securely, make sure the pin is inserted into the floral tape that wraps around the stems.


  • Thread a tiny round bead (ours was 1/8 inch) onto a 9-inch length of white craft wire. Bend wire 1 1/2 inches from end, catching bead.
  • Twist wire a few times to secure, and trim short end of wire.
  • Continue making wired beads so you have one for each 1/2-inch flower and three for each 3/4-inch flower.
  • Thread flower onto beaded wire or wires, pulling up to within 1/8 inch of round beads.
  • Twist wires together below bloom. Arrange flowers into a bouquet, and wrap stems with white floral tape about an inch from blooms. Wind one stem around all the others, just beneath tape; trim stems so they're even. Tie bow over tape with 1/8-inch satin ribbon.


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Martha Stewart Weddings, Spring 2005

Reviews (1)

  • littlejeffries 18 Apr, 2009

    Where can I get these flower beads?