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How to make an adorable Star Wars wedding with Corsages and boutonnieres

Bowdabra designer, Joette is here with the second in a series of a Star Wars wedding.  This video shows you how to make adorable corsages and boutonnieres to complement the Star Wars wedding bouquet.

Corsages and boutonnieres

 

 

Corsage Supplies:
  • Large Bowdabra
  • Bowdabra Bow Wire or zip tie
  • Flowers of your choice
  • 1 Larger bloom
  • 2 sprays of smaller blooms
  • 1-2 sprays of small blooms or tinted foliage
  • 2 triple leaf stems from the rose stem
  • 1 small Bromeliad plant (artificial)
  • 3-5 Small fern leafs
  • 5-6 Boxwood stem

Corsage Pins or Wristlet … I actually used 10″ Hook and Loop cable ties: pieces Boutonniere Supplies:

  • Mini Bowdabra
  • Bowdabra Bow Wire
  • (Use flowers and fillers of your choice and color.)
  • 1 main flower ( rosebud size)
  • 1 triple leaf from a rose stem
  • 2 small fern leaves
  • 3 individual blooms from a hydrangea head
  • 1 top of a blooming branch (Optional)
  • 1 head of a Queen Ann’s lace or Babies Breath
  • Boxwood leaf… Green, flocked, or blingy
  • Floral tape (optional)
  • Boutonniere pins
  • Hot Glue for needed for the optional holders*

*If using the Star Wars Light Saber Boutonniere holders, they can be 3-D printed or use the bottom half of grey/black ink pens and make the artwork for a Light Saber on a Cricut.

Corsages and boutonnieres

Instructions:

The mechanics are the same for both the corsages and the boutonnieres. We used the Large Bowdabra and a zip tie for the corsage and the Mini Bowdabra for the boutonniere with Bowdabra Wire. For the corsage, we worked with both sides of the Bowdabra, and for the boutonniere, we only work with one side. Make sure to leave about a 1″ overhang on each piece to ensure that the stems get secured in the tie.

Lay your rose leaves in first, and add your ferns. Boxwoods go in next and then some of your fillers. Next, add the focal flower/s. Lastly, add any additional fillers to complete the framing of the pieces. If you’re making a corsage, work the flowers and other pieces in from both sides. Place the stems in the Bowdabra end to end. Once all the flowers are in on either piece you make, secure them with either the zip tie or Bowdabra Bow Wire, and fluff and shape!

For the boutonniere, if you are not floral taping it, just make sure the stems are neatly trimmed. If floral taping, wrap the tape starting underneath the blooms down to the bottom of the stems. Pull the tape tight, stretching it and overlapping it, the heat from your fingers will cause it to stick to itself. Pull it tight as you wrap the stems, but not so tight that it tears.

If placing a boutonniere in a holder, it’s easier if the stems are floral taped. Add a drop of hot glue to the holder for extra security.

Corsages and boutonnieres

In minutes you will have a gorgeous corsage and boutonniere in Star Wars style!

     
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