Create a Floral Pocket Square in Lieu of a Hankerchief

Ed Westwick Pocket Square

Ed Westwick of Gossip Girl fame sports a lovely pocket square.

One of my favorite TV shows a few years ago was the indulgent Gossip Girl on the CW and I loved the character of Chuck with his various pocket squares. He always looked quite dapper even when he was plotting against poor Dan. I never did see him with a fresh floral pocket square, but if he had one, I think he would have looked great.

Here are a few steps on how to create a fancy floral pocket square that is fresh and new!

Supplies:

  • The jacket you’ll be designing for as you’ll need to see how the lapel lays and how deep the pocket is and measure it for the cardboard.
  • Stiff cardboard
  • Floral Adhesive
  • Fresh flowers that do well out of water
  • Tape – Duct tape
Floral pocket square replaces a traditional boutonniere on this groom to be! Styling by The Events Boutique. Flowers by Flower Duet. Photo by Dave Richards Photography.

Floral pocket square replaces a traditional boutonniere on this groom to be! Styling by The Events Boutique. Flowers by Flower Duet. Photo by Dave Richards Photography.

Cut a square out of sturdy cardboard that fits the pocket of the suit jacket. Photo by Kit Wertz.

Cut a square out of sturdy cardboard that fits the pocket of the suit jacket. Photo by Kit Wertz.

Using Floral Adhesive, attach flowers that work well out of water to the top of the cardboard.

Using Floral Adhesive, attach flowers that work well out of water to the top of the cardboard.

When finished and dry, cover with tape to keep it tucked into place. I used clear tape to show you how it looks finished, but you can use any color tape to make a tidy product.

When finished and dry, cover with tape to keep it tucked into place. I used clear tape to show you how it looks finished, but you can use any color tape to make a tidy product.

Looks great in the pocket!

Looks great in the pocket!

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