Tools: Scissors, glue gun, tape Materials: paper & clay flowers, millinery leaves, binding ribbon (9 inches long), accent ribbon (5 inches long), charms, feathers Total time: 1.5 hours to make 6 boutonnieres
Suppliers (where to buy)clay & paper flowers from Michael's Craft Store black & cream grosgrain ribbon + vintage seam binding ribbon from Caramelos guinea feathers from the little beadhive vintage black velvet millinery leaves from Book Nook Creations ginko leaf + clover charms from Charms4Design
Using the glue gun, hem the edges of the accent ribbon. This method works best for thick textured ribbon like I used here. If using a satin ribbon, try hemming using a needle & thread or burning the edges with a candle to prevent fraying.
Gather (2) of the clay flowers & (1) paper flower. Arrange at different heights & secure by wrapping stems together. Add (1) millinery leaf. Wrap the wire base of the millinery leaf securely around the flower bundle. Add trimmed guinea feather to bundle & secure using scotch tape.
Using the binding ribbon & glue gun, wrap around the base of the bundle, adding a dot of glue every two rounds or so. This will secure the binding ribbon, preventing it from unraveling while you wrap. Finish with a final dot of glue and press binding ribbon firmly to the bundle base.