How to Make a Boutonniere

Learn how to make a succulent boutonniere that is handsome, masculine, and versatile enough for a wedding or prom

How to make a boutonniere, succulent boutonniere

Flower magazine’s Jessica Cohen shows how to make a boutonniere with succulents and shares tips along with step-by-step instructions. “My inspiration for this boutonniere is succulents, I absolutely love this trendy plant. While my husband and I were dating, he would surprise me with a new succulent, usually an odd shape or one I had not seen before. They come in many different shapes, sizes and colors. Since there are so many varieties, you are bound to find a favorite. Because they are able to retain water, succulents hold up well for boutonnieres.”

How to Make a Boutonniere



  • Succulent plant (or cutting)
  • Green hypericum berries
  • Seeded eucalyptus
  • Olive green ribbon or jute twine
  • Corsage tape – ½ inch green
  • Floral Wire – 22 gauge
  • Cutters
  • Scissors

By Jessica Cohen

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