Bright orange wedding boutonnieres seem to pop with color on dark tux lapels. This beautiful Gerbera daisy is accented with a product call Sisal, which is a form of rafia packing. Dyed into many lovely colors, it gives a cheery accent to corsages, boutonnieres and bridal bouquets.
To create a similar look, you'll need the following fresh flowers and floristry supplies:
Wire the Gerbera Daisy with a round support (as you would to support a Galax Leaf). Gerbers are very water loving and tend to droop after a while without a constant water support. Tape the greenery behind the daisy head.
You can see below that the stem below seems rather thick compared to other boutonniere stems. This is because you need to wrap a wet tissue around the bottom cut stem, wrap in a leaf and wind up the stem with fine wire or green stem wrap.
Then pull out a strand of Sisal and roll it lightly in your palm. Wind the Sisal up the stem and create a loop behind the daisy head. Notice that the sisal tucked below the Gerbera petals will help support any drooping flower petals. Wrap fine wire over sisal to hold in place.
For more detailed help with creating boutonnieres, be sure to browse through the step by step tutorials found in the beginning Bout Galleries. You can also find tips on designing in the quick links below on this page.