November 5, 2008

How to Make a Floral Buttonhole

Filed under: Christenings, Families, Flowers, Wedding Dress, Weddings — Kathryn @ 9:15 pm

Notebook: magazine is an Australian favourite for anyone who loves entertaining and decorating.  It’s got a homey, happy feeling that speaks to most Australian women.  They have a great website which is full of resources on decorating, DIY projects and how-to’s.  This is one from the Notebook: Magazine site I really found useful for weddings.  How to make a floral buttonhole for a wedding, Christening, formal or other really special occasion for the special men in our lives.

What you will need

  • White roses;
  • Ice plant (Sedum);
  • Camellia foliage;
  • Parafilm (a green floral tape that adheres to itself when stretched);
  • Floral wire;
  • Green ribbon, white ribbon, pearl head pins (from floral supplies stores).

Want to know what you need to do in a lead up to a big day?

Photography: Scott Hawkins. Styling: Jada Bennett

How to…


Wire each piece of foliage separately. We used camellia leaves. Cover with parafilm.


Wire each rose and each piece of ice plane (Sedum). Cover with parafilm.


Add each leaf and flower to form a balanced arrangement, applying parafilm after each addition. Cover ends in ribbon. (main image)

Happy Celebrating!


  1. Hi Kathryn,
    Just came across your site and it showing the story i wrote, produced and styled for Notebook Magazine. I have been their floral stylist since they launched in 2005 and have always styled the flowers for the cover and written all pieces in regards to how to recreate the cover plus the wedding story of which the buttonhole was a part of. I am also an event manager, for Mob Events and consult for a company called Engineroom which i started with a friend. This is why i’m very interested in your website.
    Please contact me on the above email so we can discuss further, website looks great!!!
    Jada :)

    Comment by Jada Bennett — April 26, 2009 @ 5:52 pm

  2. This is something I have always struggled with, thanks to you I can make these quite perfectly and in a timely manner!

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