(Closed) Broach Bouquets—anyone ever make one, share pics/advice

posted 4 years ago in DIY
Post # 2
125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I don’t have pics, but I helped a friend make hers.

We ended up messing up really bad and had to tear it apart several times to start over.

Best advice… get a bouquet holder. You can get them on amazon! It was so hard to try and keep the flowers and damn brooches from shifting and moving around just by holding them. But that thing was so much easier!

You just shove the pins/brooches and flowers through the foam and it held the shape really well too. There were some spots where we had to twist the wire on the brooch to get a good hold, but was infinitely easier!

The one she bought had stems on the bottom so it looked like the handle was actually parts of the flowers. Pretty neat.

Here’s one:


But there are tons of them. If I have a bouquet I’m going right with this route.

Post # 3
271 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

bippidyboppidyboo:  I tried one and started out but felt like I did a horrible job so I went another route with my bouquet.  However, it surprised me how heavy it was with approx. 20 broaches.  A holder or filler flower (babys breath or hydrangea) is a great idea.  Focus on a few large ones and fill in with some smaller ones.  If your broaches are all about the same size, it will be heavier and won’t allow the dimension I see in the ones that are well put together.

Post # 5
242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - Tuscany Falls Banquet Hall

I made one. I really do not know how many brooches I used. If you want to know how I did it, just let me know. Sorry about how big the picture is. 

Post # 6
720 posts
Busy bee

I made mine And I loved doing it! I was thinking about also putting some flowers in mine but it ended up looking to weird so I just did jewelry. I read about it online And ending up doing what worked best for me and mixed methods a little bit. The biggest thing I can say is have a lot of time. I’m so glad I started mine over the year and could walk away from it time to time because It is a lot of work but totally worth it. 

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