Give that "someone sent me flowers!" thrill to ladies and gents of all ages with blooms that never wilt.
Photography: Lennart Weibull
Source: Martha Stewart Living, January/February 2019
These fabric boutonnières come together in three steps, so you can give someone a whole bouquet, or pin one on everybody at brunch. Cut the shapes out of cotton-shirting material, and sew them onto felt backing.
Download and print the Petals template. Use template to trace and cut 16 petals out of fabric. Layer them in a stack in an asterisk or flower shape. Stitch floss through center of petals—front to back, then back through. Repeat with a new strand of floss to make a cross. Knot ends of the two strands together.
Cut out a circle of felt. Sew pin onto it, then use ends of floss to stitch flower onto circle.
Fluff and twist petals in opposite directions to shape flower.