(Closed) Brides who are making brooch bouquets!

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
593 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Hi!  I did the same thing! I actually used earrings, scatter pins (with straight back pins) brooches (duh), shoe clips and a couple braclets.  I actually found the earrings, smaller than brooches made great “filler”.  Here is what my first attempt looks like with only brooches:

I have about 18 earrings and other misc non brooch items to “fill in” the gaps!

Are you going to build it like its a true “floral” bouquet?  Like wrap the stemms and everything?  Are you going to have any base that you mount all of the stemms on or through?

Just seeing how others are doing it…

Post # 4
24 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

I only used enamel flower brooches and earings so all of mine had pins on the back.  I used 16 gauge wire to wrap around all of the pins and make stems.  16 gauge was hard to wrap around the pins, but was rigid enough to support the weight of the brooches.  I then wrapped the wire with floral tape and used a green silk hydrangea as filler since I wasn’t a fan of the styrofoam ball ones I had seen online.  It seemed to me that no matter how many brooches were used, you could still see the foam.  Overall I used around 65-70 brooches so not much of the hydrangea is showing.

Post # 7
114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Pink Peppermint, that is such an awesome idea! I have tons of these and broken earrings, show clips and the like just sitting in a giant box. This gives me inspiration to do something with it so I do not have to keep looking at this box taking up space!

@jboltz19 I think it will look beautiful when complete! Great job!

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