(Closed) Finishing a paper/brooch bouquet?

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

1. wrap each individual wire stem with florst’s tape then wrap the whole bundle in florist’s tape again. If you haven’t used florist’s tape before, remember that it sticks to itslef, not the wire so you have to spin the flower so the tape slightly overlaps itself as you wind it form the top down.

2. For the ribbon wrap, I would start by placing a piece of ribbon across the bottom of the stems,(when all together), so the tail end goes a couple of inches up on one side of the handle, then wrap from the bottom up  to secure the end and cover the stems, overlapping the ribbon till you get to the top.

At the top I would just do twists of the ribbon around the circle of the underside of the bouquet, wrapping after each twist, perhaps pinning or using a dab of hot glue to secure each twisted loop in place, till you are done.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

i used a hand-tied bouquet base from hobby lobby (http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/hand-tied-bouquet-holder-624734/

then, for the underneath, i cut a bunch of ribbon to make the loops, hot glued it onto the base (longer than needed) and the wrapped the rest of the ribbon around the handle, finishing it off with hot glue and straight pins.

heres a pic of mine where you can see the ribbon “petals” underneath

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

another pic of the side, from my photographer:

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@pui.puni: I love this etsy designer!  She made my brooch bouquet and she told me that she folds the ribbon into the ruffles and uses pins to keep the ruffles in place (I believe bouquet pins, but I have not taken it apart to check)

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

You could also get a small dowlrod [sp?] from craft or home improcement stores. Wrap the wire around the stick & then wrap in floral tape. That’s how I did mine.

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