How to REuse playing cards to make a wedding boutonniere.

There are so many different ways to create a boutonniere.  Just like each wedding is a little different than the next, so is the boutonniere.  You can go from a very simple, classic red rose all the way to a playful super hero figurine.  They can be elegant, they can be funky.  They can be whatever you want them to be.  Today, I am going to show you how to make a simple, super funky upcycled boutonniere from a playing card!  Perfect for that Vegas wedding or just a great way to add a bit of uniqueness to the normal wedding decor.

a playing card boutonierre on a brown coat

How to REuse a Playing Card to make a Wedding Boutonniere.

1.  Find a King card.  Cut a circle around the king’s head.  Take another card and cut a long petal shape from it.

the kings of diamonds and another face down card on a light blue background

2.  Turn the petal card so the back side is showing and glue the king to it.  You can glue it anywhere you like!

card cut into a circle and the other cut into a pedal

3.  Cut two different sized circles from a piece of fabric (one larger than the other).  For this example, the larger circle is about 1.5 inches in diameter.

red fabric cut into two different sized circles

4.  Find a button you like to place in the center of the two circles.

5.  Glue everything together in your own way or how it is shown here.

a wedding boutonierre made from playing cards fabric and a button

6.  Flip your new boutonniere over and tape a pin to it.  It is ready to be worn!

the backside of a playing card boutonierre with a pin taped to it

close up image of a playing card boutonierre


Other great resources for inspiration when brainstorming your creative REuse and upcycled boutonniere:


What would you upcycled into a wedding boutonniere?




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