Post # 1
Hi. Im diy my own bouquets and looking for ideas on how to create my own. I am going out sunday with my mil to price out some artificial/silk flowers at michaels and other stores as well and see what they have. I might even pick some up. If you have any ideas or would like to share what you have done feel free.
Post # 3
I’ll share! 🙂 I bought a 5″ foam ball from michaels, and about 4 stems of ivory silk hydrangeas, the wooden handle is actually from a mini toilet plunger I found at the dollar store (new of course). The rhinestone buttons are from Etsy.
I took the rubber part of the plunger, made a hole in the foam ball, put some tacky glue in the hole and stuck the wooden handle in. I let that dry over night.
Then I took petals of the hydrangeas and stacked them 3 on top of each other to create a fluffier look. Wired the buttons and fed the wire through the middle of the hydrangea petals, dipped the wire in some tacky glue and stuck it into the ball. I did that until the entire thing is covered.
Added some leaves and covered the wooden handle with hockey tape (that’s all we had!) and some silver ribbon.
In total I would say it cost about $100. Not bad for something I can keep forever 🙂
Post # 4
I did fresh flowers, however, I made boutonnieres from polymer clay for the guys since they’re all gamers.
Post # 5
ooh! i’m curious to see – I’m thinking i might DIY some of this too
Post # 6
very creative. one of my bridesmaids is making my bouquet for me so i’m hoping to get some good ideas here on the bee!
Post # 7
@lexie0013: love yours. Very creative.
Post # 8
I just started mine tonight! I did however not buy enough flowers.. I bought 8 stems but I found that the floral tape on the stems has made it alot smaller than anticipated. Heading back to Michaels hopefully tomorrow. (Total bummer they’re already closed!)
Also bought flowers to make my matron and maid of honor….. I have found that this is going to be more time consuming than I thought but I am excited.
Will post pics when I finish 🙂
Post # 9
I made my own too because real flowers were just to expensive…I bought my flowers at afloral.com. They have a huge selection and even have a section dedicated to bouquets where you look through different ones and it tells you how much of each flower you need to make an exact replica. I googleon online to learn how to build a bouquet so knew I needed to add florist tape to the order as well, but all in all, I spent $250 on 6 bridesmaid bouquets and mine. And the bouquets are pretty big and I love them. If you have more money to spend they have flowers there called true touch and they look and feel like real flowers, I bought some (unfortunately not all of them) and it was amazing.
Ive attached a picture for you to see, all I need to do now is add the ribbon. If you have questions feel free to PM me if you like it.
Post # 10
@TraLo: very nice. Im hoping to spend about 250.
Post # 11
I’m currently making my bouquet with ‘real touch’ flowers and brooches.
Post # 12
I bought the flowers premade on Etsy. I made the stems myself out of floral wire and floral tape and glued the flowers on. Then i wrapped the stems in lace and ribbon. I finished it all off by cutting out some tulle circles and pushing them up under the flowers to hide the undersides and bare stems. I think they turned out great.
The boutonnieres I made using metal keys that I found in the dollar bin at Michaels. I wrapped them in twine and then glued a flower to the top of each key. I tied a sheer ribbon around the middle of each one to finish them off. I love them!
I spent about $200 total for everything and I still have flowers left over that I am going to use elsewhere in my decor.
(Sorry for the low-quality phone pics!)
Post # 13
I spent $400 on everything. 12 centerpieces, 6 aisle arrangements, 4 bridesmaids bouquets, my bouquet, and 4 boutonnieres. DIYing it was fun, also. I am glad I went the route I did.
And my bouquet:
Post # 14
- Wedding: July 2014 - Barn
My corsages below and will be making bullet bouts for the guys:
Post # 15
Fabric flowers and a few brooches!
Post # 16
@lexie0013: I like this idea. What did you use for the men?