(Closed) DIY bouquets – how to make the handle thicker?

posted 9 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009


I would suggest just wrapping the stems over and over with floral tape… after a while, it will add bulk to it, but keep the solid feeling you want the handle to have.


hope it helps!

Post # 5
5271 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Good idea about the straws. I was going to suggest something similar, Miss Lab had a post about her DIY bouquet and asked about making the handle thicker and one poster said to use the left over stems (real or fake) and that is excatly what the florists use, I thought that was a great idea! But in reality your straws serve the same purpose too! 🙂

Post # 6
96 posts
Worker bee

I was also going to suggest using extra stems.  It will look visually "thicker" as well if it is shorter, as length also make it appear thin.  With the extra stems you could also leave a bit of the ends sticking out (melted down so they appear more real) to make it look extra realistic.

Post # 7
404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Those roses are so neat!  And so glad I ran into this; was having the same problem making my ‘stems’ thicker and more substantial.  Great idea with the straws. 

Post # 8
1266 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I love it! the straws are a wonderful idea, wow it looks so beautiful!

Post # 9
999 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010 - Mr. P's Grandparents’ Ranch

I was going to suggest the same thing, but I see you already made it work 🙂 Looks awesome!! 🙂


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