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How to Make a Gerbera Daisy Boutonniere

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How to Make a Gerbera Daisy Boutonniere

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Overview

Look beyond the traditional roses, orchids and lilies for a corsage and consider the bright and energetic gerbera daisy instead. Because gerberas come in a variety of hues, finding daisies to match any ensemble should not be difficult. With a daisy in a color that complements your clothing, make a boutonniere for a simple, yet beautiful, floral accent.

Step 1

Cut a single gerbera daisy, leaving 5 to 6 inches of stem attached to the blossom.

Step 2

Arrange the gerbera daisy on top of the two fern fronds, allowing the green of the fronds to peek out slightly from behind the daisy to accent the blossom.

Step 3

Cut a 4-inch length of floral wire and wrap the wire tightly around the stems of the fern fronds and the stem of the daisy to hold the pieces together as you want them.

Step 4

Begin wrapping the floral tape around the stems and the wire to conceal them. Position the end of the tape just under the blossom and wind the tape tightly around the base of the blossom and the fern frond stems. Continue wrapping the tape until you come to the end of the stems and then cut the tape with the scissors. Press the tape onto itself and it will stick securely.

Step 5

Pin the corsage to a lapel with one or two corsage pins.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 gerbera daisy
  • Pruning shears
  • 2 small fern fronds
  • Floral wire
  • Wire clippers
  • Green floral tape
  • Scissors
  • Corsage pins

References

  • Save On Crafts: How to Make a Boutonniere for the Groom
Keywords: gerbera daisy, select a daisy, gerbera daisy boutonniere

About this Author

Kathryn Hatter is a 42-year-old veteran homeschool educator and regular contributor to Natural News. She is an accomplished gardener, seamstress, quilter, painter, cook, decorator, digital graphics creator and she enjoys technical and computer gadgets. She began writing for Internet publications in 2007. She is interested in natural health and hopes to continue her formal education in the health field (nursing) when family commitments will allow.

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