When you're child is an exception to nearly every rule, he may want to be a "groom" for Halloween.
Forget the popular Disney characters, even something spooky, my little Axel has insisted on being a groom for months now. I've had little success in convincing him otherwise.
Savers provided a sweet little suit for my groom and only one detail was left to my creative devices. The boutonniere.
Here is a quick tutorial of how to make Axel's Daisy Boutonniere.
2 - 2"x2" squares of yellow fabric
1 - cotton ball
2 - 5" pieces of wire
1 - roll of floral tape (you'll only need about 2 yards
1 - sheet of tissue paper
To make the stamen of each flower: Take the fabric, half of the cotton ball and one end of the piece of wire and make a little "package." Seal the fabric bundle to the wire and continue to wrap the wire in floral tape.
Fold your piece of tissue paper accordion style (back and forth like you're making paper-dolls). Cut a piece about 3" high. Scallop the top (no need to measure, just make the scallops as small as you can with your scissors) and cut 3/4 of the way to the bottom, at the base of each scallop.
Begin wrapping your loooong strip of petals around your stamen. You will need to pinch the base of the petals in, but just keep rolling it. When you're finished winding it, secure with floral tape, again wrapping the wire stem.
Make two of these. Wrap them together with the floral tape. Trip the wire stems and wrap the tape around the bottom of them. Arrange petals so they look pretty.
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