DIY: Buttonholes

Updated: Aug 23

I searched high and low for buttonholes ad even researched into understanding the reasons for them, but many either unnecessarily expensive for what they are or the ones on the cheaper side, looked rather cheap - so in true DIY fashion, I wanted to make them myself using the exact same bouquet of flowers the bridesmaids will be holder for pure constancy.

Products used:

- Kraft twine (Amazon) - £5.99

- Paper florist tape - £2.65

- Artificial Ivory (6) Rose Bundle - £3.50

- Additional leaves (used from another bouquet)

- Scissors

May I add that I only needed to make 4 buttonholes, and the tape and twine had also been used for the maid of honour's flowers, bridesmaid flowers and potentially my own wedding bouquet of flowers - so the price of the products listed above were truly well used. The point I am making is that multi use is always the best when on a budget.

  1. Cut the stem down to the size you wish

2. Cut the additional leafage to the same length as your flower

3. Wrap the leafage stem around the flower stem

4. Using the paper florist tape, cover any sharp edges and/or imperfections you wish to cover from the bottom to the top of the stem