(Closed) DIY brooch bouquet – progress in pics!

posted 10 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
423 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Its really beautiful!   

i am also having a brooch bouquet,  and like you i have put flowers  underneath to cover up any gaps.   I am a UK  bride too and we are almost date twins!

i found making the bouquet easier than i thought it would be.  its time consuming but pretty easy isnt it?   i used apprx  60 brooches in total and its about 8 inches across and weighs 1.5 kg!  


Post # 4
353 posts
Helper bee

Gorgeous!! Great job! 

Post # 5
2025 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

How beautiful–it’s coming along great!

Post # 6
1781 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

It’s lookin’ really good!

Post # 7
530 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I love that you added flowers in it. They are gorgeous by themself but I think it adds some life to the bouquet. Great job

Post # 8
1871 posts
Buzzing bee

Great job! I especially love the floral brooch and the victorian one.

Post # 9
1495 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

It’s beautiful!!  I love brooch bouquets!

Post # 11
423 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012


Yes i found it quite expensive in the end,  well more expensive than i thought it would be,  i’d say about £100  but i suppose you could pay that for a floral bouquet cant you?

i got mine from charity shops, ebay,  and i borrowed a few too,  i love the diana/kate ring.  i actually used a ring in mine too,  it wasnt the same as yours but it was blue diamantes, for my something blue,  but its broken so i am going to have to take it out!  πŸ™     you have a few brooches that are similar to my own,  the cameo  and the floral one…..i used the same flowers as you i think……i got them from dunelm mills.

like you,  i havent kept to a specific colour,  mines just a mish-mash,  i just wanted a vintage look,  but i do really like the look of the ones with a colour scheme, but i wanted an explosion of different colours as my bridesmaids will be wearing different colours. 

i WAS  thinking about doing smaller ones for my bridesmaids, but seeing how expensive it was to make,  i wont be doing that; 

you have also made yours in the same style as mine,  i didnt use a polystyrene ball or anything because i think you could end up with a pretty football!  i threaded the brooches and then used them like flower stems like you have. 

mine is a complete surprise to everyone,  i have only showed my daughter.  everyone thinks i will carry flowers and i havent put them straight.


Post # 12
22 posts
  • Wedding: November 2012

Hello fellow UK bee.

Your brooch bouquet is simply beautiful. I love it!

Just wondering where you got your flowers from and also wire… what guage wire and type did you use? Questions, questions, questions…

Keep us posted with the progress!!


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