(Closed) Brooch Bouquets

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I made my own. it took about 50+ brooches in all and it was 8 inches across. (and weighed 1.5kg)

I found it very easy to do and I also have done a tutorial. let me know if you need it and I will post a link to it when I get home from work…….

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

WB seems very limited on the work PC for some reason, I cant even put a picture on here, but I will do it when I get home in about an hour and a half……OK?

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My original plan was to do a brooch bouquet, so I started gathering lots of brooches. But then Ive seen some really poorly done DIY ones online, do I decided to do something different. I’m giving all the broches I collected (about 25) to a florist, and she is making me a half brooch/half real flower bouquet. I’m much more happy with this solution, because then I can’t screw it up!lol

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I did my own. Here’s some pictures:

Pro pic on my wedding day:

Picture I took at home:

 

I used this tutorial on wiring the brooches:

http://www.projectwedding.com/wedding-ideas/diy-brooch-bouquet-tutorial

Most of the brooches are heirloom pieces from family memebrs who had passed away, and the others were bought at antique stores with my mom and grandmother shortly after my engagement. My grandmother passed away soon after and that is one of my last memories with her. Some of the brooches are from DH’s deceased grandmother as well, so both sides are intertwined in the bouquet.

Then I used either 3 or 4 large white fake hydrangeas from Hobby Lobby and played around with placing the individual wired brooches throughout until I found an arrangement I liked. Then I taped the whole thing together with more floral tape, covered the stem with ivory bridal satin ribbon from Hobby Lobby.

I used more ribbon and E-6000 glue to create the ribbon skirt and attatch it to the fake flowers underneath. And I think thats about it. Feel free to ask questions!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Peppasmum:  I would also love the link or it messaged to me!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I had a hybrid brooch and real floral bouquet. The majority of the bouquet were real flowers and the brooches served as accent pieces throughout. Depending on where you find your brooches, it can get pricey. I got about half of mine from antique stores ($15-25 a piece!) and some were from family members. Since I was mixing them in with my regular bouquet, my florist added them for me. I would recommend making sure it is really secure to the wire and I would consider gluing the clasp (if you don’t plan to wear the brooches in the future). My florist didn’t glue the clasps and they were coming loose during the night after vigorous activity.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

I did one.  I found ti rather difficult even with a tutorial. I used an awful lot of wire and hot glue.  I also had a Destination Wedding and eventho I packed it up well it still didn’t hold up well in transit. It was also quite heavy.   I set a budget of $3-$5 a brooch and would go over on a few when I would get others for less.  The whole thing after supplies was around $200-$250

Here are some photos:

 
 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Oh, and something to consider:

I also used a few pairs of clip on earings in with the brooches. They did well to fill in the smaller gaps and were genrally less expensive. I think it helped make the bouquet more soft and dainty instead of looking clunky like they sometimes can.

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Eraff32 & DarthBetty….I have sent you both the tutorial in a private message. hope it helps

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