(Closed) HELP!!! DIY Brooch Bouquet

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

What don’t you like about it?

You have a nice round shape to the bouquet that I like.  The two things I might adjust would be 1)avoid the ones that stick out- mostly roses I think- You have such a nice smooth round shape they distract from it.  If you like the look of that I would go the other way and add more roses all the way through. 2) You have a lot of space between some of the brooches.  You could make it a smaller tighter bouquet, add something like hydrangas as a filler, or use more brooches.  

You also have some really pretty brooches in there. Please show us pics when its finished- its super pretty.

Post # 4
46 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

I agree it’s looking pretty good to me! Did you use the indervidual wiring technique? I tried that first with mine but wasn’t happy with it so ended up buying a florist foam ball (dry one) so now its nice and round and the brooches don’t sag (however yours already looks nice and round!) 

Post # 5
72 posts
Worker bee

i too think it looks great! i also used a stryofoam ball method. i think from the first pic to the second, the decrease in the amount of flowers makes it look alot better. i only used flowers as a like background to mine.

how about some small white rosettes to fill in any spaces you feel are slightly empty.


Post # 8
72 posts
Worker bee

I’m using this:http://www.floracraft.com/products/desert-foam/half-ball-floral-arrangers/


it’s held up pretty well, and i have a lot of cocktail rings/brooches covering it. i’ll take a pic tomorrow, the base is drying with glue at the moment. I’m also a tad unsure how to make the base. I’ve gathered all my wires, and will be wrapping them with floral tape, then with ribbon/lace and adding bows and flowers to it. I made one for my Maid/Matron of Honor already, but its not with the foam ball, so I have a slight idea how to go forward with the handle. Granted. it has taken me and my fiance about 10 hours so far. between wiring about 85+ rings/brooches, and then threading them through the base.

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