Rosemary Wreath Buttonhole

by | DIY Tutorials, Made


Jessica Derrick

The best thing about organising a wedding, is that you are in charge of all the fun little details that make the day unique. If the dress code for your wedding is black tie, there is going to be certain things that will be predictable.  Your guests will be looking extra dapper in their black bow ties and long evening gowns – so why not be a little playful with touches like the bouquets and buttonholes? It’s no secret that we are partial to a little rosemary here at the Polka Dot headquarters – and this miniature rosemary wreath style buttonhole is no exception. What a lovely personal touch if you are able to pick some rosemary from a loved one’s garden. Or even if this is not possible, according to Italian wedding tradition, including rosemary in your wedding day is said to be good luck.  Enjoy!

You Will Need:
Gold jewellery wire – approximately 1m
2 x Dressmaker pins for attaching to suit

Step One. Cut a length of wire approximately 34cm long.  Halve it and twist together leaving a loop at either end.

Step Two. Cut another length of wire, approximately 18-20cm long.  The length doesn’t matter too much as you will trim it at the end.  Tightly twist the end of the wire onto one of your end loops.

Step Three. Select your piece of Rosemary – approximately 20cm long.  Again, you will trim at the end to the right size so better to have a little bigger than smaller. Starting at the one of your loops, position the end of the rosemary on top and slowly wrap the wire around the rosemary, fastening it to the original twisted base.

Step Four. Continue this process until you reach the other end of your twisted base.  You may need to manipulate the rosemary to bend as required. Trim if necessary.

Step Five. Cut a small piece of wire and use it to twist together the two loop ends of your twisted wire base. Your rosemary buttonhole is complete!

Step Six. Attach the miniature rosemary wreath using dressmaker pins. If not using right away, the rosemary will keep well in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Ms Zigzag says: I love the idea of picking the rosemary from your own garden or from a loved one’s garden. Not only does it look gorgeous against the tux but it also creates a nice talking point between the groom and the guests. 

About Jessica Derrick: I’m a writer and a lover of words and stories, pretty papers and flowers. I find great satisfaction in creating something beautiful from the simplest of materials. I’m happiest in a home bustling with conversation and music, sitting at a beautifully decorated table surrounded by good friends and delicious food – with a glass of champagne in hand, of course!



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