(Closed) DIY Bridal Bouquet Bling?

posted 10 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I have not made any yet but, do plan to. I’ve seen several pictures I have saved of ideas for the sparkle in flowers that would be easily DIYable. For the one in your picture you could hot glue some cheep plastic rhinestones, or get more sparkle out of more expensive Swarovski rhinestones, onto the ends of cheap bamboo skewers (pick them up at your local dollar store). Paint the sticks so they will blend with the bouquet. You could also use craft or floral wire, but would need to bend it. Think the number 9, make the little loop at one end of the wire a little smaller than the back of the rhinestone then bend the loop to make the wire stick down and the loop would be at a 90degree to the long wire. It should resemble something like the little dipper you get in the kits to dip Easter eggs, or like holding a ladle like a microphone (ok you caught me so I sing to my food..) Glue the rhinestone to the loop while holding the long handle end in your hand, or stick a bunch of these in a block of foam or something squishy like a loaf of bread to hold them up all at once. Low temp hot glue should do the trick quickly. These types of rhinestones look nice in the centers of open roses or in the centers of calla lilies. I’d use the wire stem ones for the centers of flowers, and would probably prefer them to sprinkle through out the bouquets or flower arrangements as well as they are more flexible.

You could also use craft wire and beads. String the bead half way down the wire; pull the wire down so you have two equal lengths on both sides of the bead. Holding the bead twist the wire by hand, or if you have an electric drill stick the wire ends into the drill, hold the bead and letter her rip… not out of your fingers just until the wires are snug, that will save you time and some wrenching finger pain.

I’ve also seen small strings of seed beads strung through bouquets that look pretty. One end of the wire would go in the bouquet handle the beads weave their way in and out and around flowers and the other end of the wire goes back into the handle with the stems. You can use different sizes, shapes, and colors of stones.

Post # 4
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Newbee

I plan on doing it by myself. how hard can it be to stick the posts into your flowers. I think that the last post is a great outline of what I would do. good luck!

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I tried this last night actually.  We don’t have a good choice for crafts in our town, so I have to wait to go to Tri-Cities about an hour away next week.  I did find something I could do though- bouquet bling. 

I bought clear crystal beads in 3 different sizes and some silver craft wiring (plyable, but strong). 

I’m going to post my first attempt, but now that I’ve got the hang of it, it should be a lot easier going forward.  I’m excited! 

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Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I used 20 gauge floral wire and instead of doing the twisting route i used my glue gun. THe reason I opted for the glue gun though is because I wanted smaller beads to go down the length of the wire. It also was quicker than twisting, but it obviously isn’t as durable.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

My best friend did this for her bouquet. She just hot gled some swavroski crystals onto floral wire and stuck them down into her flowers. It couldn’t have cost her more than $20 bucks or so, and they looked fantastic.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

honey you can get those at a craft store for 5 bucks. We got like 25 in a pack for 5 bucks at craft 2000 to put in mine.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

It’s actually more fun to do it myself.  Plus anything I’ve seen sold in a craft store isn’t near as nice as the beads I found.  It takes too long to travel for the big craft store as I mentioned before.  🙂

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