diy bouts

Want to learn how to make these striking DIY bouts for your autumn wedding? Mel from The Crafty DIY Bride made bouts for her wedding – and she’s here to show you how.  Take it away Mel!

For my wedding, one of the details I created myself was the boutonnieres for the boys. The leaves were made using gorgeous fabrics and fresh flowers topped with grosgrain ribbon


What you’ll need:

  • Mod Podge
    decoupage glue
  • Wire
  • Fabric
  • floral tape
  • Wire cutters
  • Scissors
  • Paint brush
  • Leaf outline
  • Flowers (I used Chinese Lanterns)

DIY Boutonnieres for an Autumn Wedding Tutorial

1. Cut a length of wire to the length of your leaves plus a good length to wrap.
2. Cut a piece of fabric that is double the length of the leaf outline, brush with glue.
3. Fold the fabric in half with the wire inside and press flat – let dry overnight.
4. Centre the leaf outline over the dried fabric.

Leaf Boutonniere steps 1-4

5. Cut out the leaf outline using good scissors.
6. Cut some lovely fresh blooms with a good length of stem. I used Chinese lanterns in a gorgeous bright orange from my garden.
7. Wrap the stems and wire with florist tape and secure, trim the ends.
8. Finish by tying a little ribbon around the base (this also secures everything together).

Lead boutonniere steps 5-8

diy bouts

Simple and sweet, these are the perfect DIY wedding detail for your autumn wedding.