DIY Foliage Buttonhole
Hello lovelies! Tell me, are you planning a DIY wedding or does the thought of crafting your big day fill you with dread? I think a handmade detail is the perfect personal touch for any wedding – but that doesn’t mean you have to plan a full-on DIY extravaganza! All the tutorials shared on b.loved are sweet, simple and easily achievable for your own big day – but just pick one or two to ensure you don’t suffer from wedding crafting burnout!
You will need:
Florist Scissors or Secateurs
Florists stem tape
Twine or pretty ribbon of your choice
Selection of foliage sprigs
Pearl headed pin
Gather your various types of foliage together, here I have used eucalyptus, olive, astilbe, wild grasses and stachys. If you would prefer to add in a few small flowers this would also work. Make sure you have your scissors, floral tape and ribbon to hand too.
Start by snipping off a selection of the foliage sprigs, you are looking to cut them about 8- 10cm long and remove any of the lower leaves. It is important to use different types of textures of foliage so they all sit well together when making the buttonhole and look interesting.
Once you have cut about 10 small foliage sprigs, lay them out together and begin making the buttonhole. Start by holding the largest, most robust sprig in your hand and layer up the remaining foliage sprigs, try to keep all the stems in line. Any delicate sprigs try to place these between the tougher ones as this will help protect them.
Tape the foliage sprigs together at the point where you are holding them using florists stem tape. This is a slightly sticky tape and needs to be pulled when wrapping the stems in order for it to stick. If you do not have tape, you could also use twine or a thin string.
Trim the ends of all the stems to finish the buttonhole in a neat way, the overall length should be about 8cm.
Finish off with some pretty ribbon or twine, here Rachel used cotton lace and secure to the lapel with a pin.