I wanted to make something for my date to a formal that complemented a peacock feather headband I was planning to wear. Hence, the peacock feather boutonniere!

Very nice pop of color, but still masculine.

Step 1: Gather materials

Gather materials or, as in my case, have your obliging mother go out to the craft store and mail them to you.

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)
- ribbon
- floral tape
- 2-3 straight pins
- hot glue gun and glue
- wire cutters
- scissors
- 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.

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