Very nice pop of color, but still masculine.
Step 1: Gather materials
All of these items were found in a craft store.
- peacock feather
- wire bundle (for base of boutonniere - try to find a false floral stem)
- floral tape
- 2-3 straight pins
- hot glue gun and glue
- wire cutters
- extra embellishments (I used more feathers, colored brads, and mirrored floral decorations)
I had a treasure trove in a peacock feather spray. It provided four extra peacock feathers (just in case), smaller feathers in complementary colors, and a length of bundled floral wire for the boutonniere base. I highly recommend looking for something similar.
Step 2: Preparing the base
Select a peacock feather and cut it from the stalk. Attach near the top of the wire with a small dab of hot glue. Don't worry about trimming the feather just yet.
Step 3: Feather embellishments
Once satisfied with the feathers, wrap a small amount of floral tape around the wire to hold them in place. Stretch the tape as you wrap to make it stick.