DIY Feather Boutonnieres




When I started showing Mr. Larson photos of boutonnieres to choose from he was not impressed. He felt that a lot of the options were overly girly… but to be fair, it is a flower that a man wears, right? We chose feathers because were a more offbeat option than roses. They matched our theme and were easy to make in the jewel tone palette we were going for. At first glance, it seemed like an easy DIY so I went ahead and ordered my supplies. As it turned out, it was one of the easiest and most fun DIYs that I did for our wedding. I completed the whole batch in about an hour!




DIY Feather Boutonniere

Step 1: Choose feathers and accent pieces in your colors. I used some berry garland too. I ordered most of my supplies from Etsy.

Step 2: Gather the pieces and arrange them exactly how you want them to look on your boutonniere.

Step 3: Using floral tape (or deco or twill tape) bind your feathers together at the base. Be sure they are all secure in the adhesive and will not slip out!

Step 4: You’re done. Just use a floral pin to pin your boutonniere to a piece of paper (this way you can also label who the different boutonnieres are for). Go get yourself a treat or have a fancy dinner with your fiancè because you just saved yourself a bundle!

Making our own feather and floral pieces was one of the easiest DIY’s we chose to do! I highly recommend it and it’s a project that can be done months in advance, which is always nice!


XO, elsie

PS. Thank you to 100 Layer Cake for letting me share this DIY on their blog too!! Fringe banner (above) by Nice on Etsy.

  • Love this! Very nice. You are really so artistic!

  • I just can`t wait to make a wedding, to borrow some of your lovely ideas. You are such an inspiration!

  • I can’t find this on your pinterest page, and I’m dying to add them to my wedding board.

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  • So cute! Does anyone know where to get feathers that nice? The craft stores I’ve looked at don’t seem to have them.

  • This was just what I needed. I am helping with a wedding next weekend….we are doing all the flowers at this great spot in Minneapolis where we can do our arrangements and bouquets and then leave them in their coolers. I posted about it on my blog. But…since the bride has made her own fascinator from feathers…we wanted the groom to have a feather detail too…now I know just how to do it. Thank-you ThankYou

  • I love this project and all your DIY Wedding Flower tutorials!! I work with the project sharing website I’d love to see you share these projects on Instructables! I’d be happy to feature them on our homepage and get them noticed among our 10mm viewers.

    Let me know if you decide to post. I look forward to hearing from you!!!


  • What a unique idea! Stashing this idea away for my future wedding, thanks!

  • Great project! I just wanted to let you know that we featured this project on our Facebook page with almost 12,000 fans. We’d love it if you’d use our Featured Blogger button, available at: Our audience loved the project and we look forward to sharing more from you. Please let us know if you have any questions or projects you’d love us to feature! Thanks!

  • Aaaawww.. Looks like it was the most perfect day!! Congrats!!

    PS: Love your blog ^_^

  • Love that idea! I am not in love with the expense wedding flowers cost, so this is a great alternative!

    Love your blog Elsie!



  • Lovely! What a great idea. You look so sweet in your weddingphotos! I love the banner btw.

  • Holy cuteness! I love this diy. Also, that last picture is the most perfect thing I have ever seen.

  • oh my gosh this is SO cute I love it. you are adorableeee.

  • Thanks for sharing Elsie :*
    I really love it.

  • Yep, we did feather boutonnieres too and they were awesome. So many feather options, no fresh flowers to worry about and very sharp.

  • great budget tip, & so beautiful! they look lovely on you guys 🙂

    Katie/Glass of Fashion

  • Such a great idea!! I got married two years ago and I used feathers and tissue paper for ours. It was so easy and nice to be able to make ahead of time. Yours are so gorgeous!

  • yay for you and yay for my sisters blog 100 layer cake… you guys are both such an inspiration to me!

  • They are so nice! They’re so unique, and I love that you used feathers. We made our boutonnieres too ( ) but yours are a lot more fun!

  • love these! just as pretty as flowers and a million times cheaper, flowers are crazy expensive!

  • this is good! better than getting a bunch of flowers i think 🙂


  • These are so beautiful and they’ll keep well. What a great idea. 🙂

  • These are absolutely fabulous! I would have never thought to do something like this!

  • This was definitely a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

    Have a fun day! 😉


  • What a great more masculine twist on the traditional buotineer! Very creative and I bet he loved it!

  • Those are so cool! I’m only seventeen (and single at that!) but even though I won’t be getting married for a while, I just might have to save this as an idea for when I do! 😀

  • I haven’t commented in a long time, but I have been keeping up with your blog, and I love all the wedding details and pictures!

    It just makes my heart smile. 🙂 So happy for you!

  • I LOVE the feather boutonnieres! We made our own ourselves too, but the feather version is really marvelous.

    Loving these wedding week posts!!

    Talia Christine

  • I really want a vintage diy wedding. I’ve been really looking at the details for some reason (even though we’re not engaged yet) and this is just perfect!

  • i made feather bouttonnieres for my wedding as well. They were super easy and really fun. Instead of berry garland and stuff i used vintage pearl buttons

  • I LOVE these! They’re such a great idea, and they really were ideal for your wedding theme. They’re so cute, I kind of want to make some for my hair! :]

  • Oh, pretty! I think these are lovely, and also subtle to wear every day as a reminder of your wedding.

  • I made all the boutonnieres for my wedding back in April too. It was the easiest and most fun DIY project I did for my wedding.

  • …sorry! I meant ‘…to have as few extra things as possible remaining…’ >_<

  • I think *any* diy projects that can be done well in advance are a definate bonus in the countdown to any important event – most wedding stuff can only be done in the last few days so it’s good to have as few extra things as possible already done. Just so long as you don’t forget that you’ve done them! 😉 These feather ’boutonneires’ are just lovely and perfect for your colourful feather-filled day 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  • this is such a great idea! i love your wedding color palette, so fun! xoxo

  • I love this! I’m in the middle of wedding planning so I may have to ‘borrow’ this idea – thanks Elsie!!


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