Help with ribbon flower bouquets!

posted 3 years ago in DIY
  • poll: How should I construct a ribbon bouquet?
    Using wire stems : (3 votes)
    100 %
    Using floral foam and bouquet holder : (0 votes)
    Other! : (0 votes)
  • Post # 2
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    MrsZynxy:  Are you putting anything in the center of the flower?  It looks like there might be a space to run a wire through, like these: http://www.save-on-crafts.com/bouquetjewels.html

    I’d personally lean toward individual stems, so I didn’t have to worry about the glue failing on foam.  There’s also pre’made armatures that might help you: http://www.pioneerwholesaleco.com/weddings-events/bouquet-holders/bouquet-armature

    Do you have a picture of what sort of look you’re shooting for? 🙂

    Post # 3
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    310 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    For my fabric flowers I used individual wire stems. I just took needlenose pliers and wrapped it around into a flat swirl shape the size I wanted (heavier flower bigger swirl). Then I hot glued the swirl and stuck it to the flower. If there was a chance to get the hot glued part under a piece of fabric then I did that for extra support.

    For my bouquets I used old drift wood and got then cut to the size I wanted. Then my fianced used a drill bit to hollow out the middle. I cut the stems to the length I wanted and arranged them once I placed the end of the stem in the hollowed out wood. Once it was tight and I was happy I threw some locktight (industrial version of super glue) in it and those flowers aren’t going anywhere!

    Hope that makes sense, I can take pictures and add them if you don’t understand.

    Post # 5
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    310 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    MrsZynxy: Sorry These are so huge. But you can see how I swirled the wire and glued it (using plenty of hot glue). Then you can see how we hollowed out the middle of the beaver chewed stick to hold all the “stems”. And I attached a picture of a finished bouquet so you can see how it all looks. Online you can find some that actually use a spatula that is bent a bit to make it more round and the flowers are attached to it. So that is also another option But for me this was easiest and I was able to use the wood as a bouquet holder to go along with my rustic theme. the wood was all found at the location of the wedding.  

     

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by  REchick.
    Post # 6
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    3 posts
    Wannabee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I found it was easiest, and looked the nicest using wire stems. I just put a bunch of hot glue on the wire and shoved it in the center of my rose, then wraped it with floral tape.

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