Post # 1
I am making a brooch and feather bouquet after finding inspiration from an etsy shop called hairbowswonderland (i think).
I am incorporating peacock feathers into our wedding and so when I saw the bouquet I fell in love.
I have started it but am looking for a new technique. I have read many of the DIY brooch bouquet blog how-to’s but none that incorporate feathers, which is the tricky part.
If anyone has any suggestions I would really appreciate it!
I included a picture of the bouquet that I am going for.
Post # 4
I’m just assuming here, but I think you would have to make the base brooch bouquet first, and then slowly tie the feathers in, so that way they surround the brooches instead of just sticking out randomly. That picture is very very pretty.
Post # 5
Omg that photo makes me want one so bad! That gorgeous.
Post # 6
I hadn’t thought about doing it in two separate steps… thanks koala bear! I’ll have to think of a way to test that out 🙂
Cheeks, that’s how I was a goner! I saw it and instantly changed my mind. I always wanted calla lilies but my bridesmaids can carry those, I want to carry this now!
Post # 7
@Jesses Bride2Be: I built my brooch bouquet with floral wire and hot glue. You can see it here…
The Construction of My Brooch Bouquet!!
Make sure you scroll down as I’ve added more pictures as I go! 🙂
I plan on adding some small guinea feathers along the bottom of my bouquet. I am either attaching them to some floral wire and sticking them in my bouquet or I might just hot glue them in place.
Good luck! I had a lot of fun finding brooches and putting my bouquet together!
Post # 9
What about one of those foam balls in the center? you can attach the broaches to floral wire then the wire into the ball with glue, as well as the feathers into the ball with glue?
Post # 10
Hello, I’m new to the board 🙂 I am planning on doing something similiar. I want to do either fresh flower and brooches or brooches and feathers. I think flower, brooches, and feathers might be too much. Anyway I was searching for ideas.
Jesses, did you find instructions on how to incorporate the feathers?
I love Esty. I just started buying feathers. Hopefully they look just as good when they get here.
Any good suggestions on where to buy featherss and antique broochess.
Post # 11
As Koala Bear said, you would want to buid it from the inside out. Start with the brooch bouquet, when that is how you would like it, wire the stems together and then build the feathers up around it. Most likely you will need to wrap the base with a length of craft wire to hold them on and then wrap the bottom with ribbon.
I love the look of feather bouquets! Then I saw the brooch bouquet and was sold.