Post # 1
Just wondering if any other Bees have make their own fabric flower or brooch bouquet? (Feel free to share pics!)
When I first got engaged I saw this video on Youtube and decided to make my own bouquet. I like the idea of having flowers that I could save as a keepsake and I love to craft.
However it has turned out to be very time consuming since I decided to make flowers not only for my own bouquet, but my bridesmaids’ as well. I was going to do a toss bouquet, but scrapped that idea. Was wondering if anyone wanted to share their bouquet as an inspiration to myself and others? C:
Post # 3
Your bouquet is stunning!!!! Is that made from paper? Did you do it yourself?
Post # 4
Not paper or brooch, I made mine from balsa (wood) flowers. I was really pleased with how they turned out. I painted all the flowers myself to get the colours I wanted
Post # 5
Lovely ! Wow, what a wonderful job.
I wish I had the patience to make things like this.
Post # 6
wow! your bouquets are gorgeous~! I never thought of using paper or wood.
Post # 7
This is the paper bouquet I made for my sister’s wedding.
Post # 8
I made my own using brooches. Our colors were all greys, so I kept the brooches in the silver family. I used new ones mixed in with vintage ones and also used some things I had in my jewelry box, like some old shoe clips or discarded earrings. I wired each one with heavy wire and then covered the wire with white floral tape. I used a styrofoam base and covered that with satin ribbon. I used some pins with crystal heads on the handle part too. I also used some silver ribbon with wired edges for the part of the bouquet that was in between the brooches and the handle. Overall I think I remember spending maybe $100 to $150 on materials and then I took my time making it over several months (wiring takes a long time!). I still admire the bouquet every day as it sits in a hallway next to one of our wedding photos, so I really like that it is everlasting. Bridesmaids carried very simple baby’s breath bouquets.
Post # 9
Does DIY include buying fake flowers and throwing them together?
Post # 10
Mine was made from Sola wood flowers, pine cones, juniper, pine, wheat, grass, and feathers. All wired together and wrapped with twine. I did all the wiring, my BM’s helped me assemble them after I had a meltdown because I couldn’t get them to look right.
Post # 11
My mom made mine with ribbon roses and brooches.
Post # 12
Thanks! I made it myself from metal flower brooches.
Post # 13
- Wedding: June 2018 - garden
This is mine. Not finished yet.
Made from pearl garland.