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.
Step 4: Larger Embellishment
Step 5: Adding Ribbon
Affix an end of a length of ribbon to the top of the stem (covering the floral tape) with hot glue. Spiral the ribbon tightly down the length of the wire and cut the ribbon. Fold over the ribbon's edge and attach to the back of the wire with hot glue.
Step 6: Final Embellishments
Tuck a few small, colored brads into the ribbon and bend the heads over to keep them in place.
Trim the peacock feather to the desired shape -- probably somewhat pointed at the top (think spades in a deck of cards).
Attach to a shirt, vest, or jacket with straight pins and you're ready to hit the town (just make sure you bring a matching headband)!