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- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
I have no effing idea how to do it, but that didn’t stop me from buying a buttload of brooches, earrings and other supplies. So shout out if you have ever seen instructions on how to make one.
Here’s the stuff I ordered last week
From eBay, some lots of vintage mismatched earrings:
And from FabulousBrooch.com (they’re not vintage, but they’re cheap and will make great filler:
And from Etsy:
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wow! your bouquet is going to be gorgeous!! and you’ll have to give us a how to post!
but i think diybride.com might have something,or ruffledblog.com!
Post # 4
Sounds beautiful. I can’t wait to see the final result!
Post # 5
What a fun project! Can’t wait to see the finished bouquet, have fun with it and you MUST post pictures for us to drool over when it’s finished!
Post # 6
Visit etsy.com – gloriaslaughter – brooch bridal bouquets
Post # 7
OOOOw, that looks like it will be great! I think there are many diy wedding postings for this on the web. Are you going to do it with just the babbles? Or are you adding anything else, like feathers, or satin yo-yo’s or flowers? I can’t wait to hear more, and see it! I wish I had someone to make one for, because I think it would be cool to try it! Do you think it would be too early to start one for my three y. o. granddaughter??? lol. I’m so silly! If I had one to make, I think I would start with your shape (round styrofoam ball?) and attach either a feather boa around it, or place ostrich or peacock feathers around in a circle 2/3 down – I guess you’d have to determine how you were going to hold it-maybe a dowel on the bottom, covered with satin ribbon? and then place your babbles in as you like them-I’m not sure whether I would start at the top/center, or around your base?-Or maybe putting your favorite ones on the top, and then starting at the base and working up toward the top/center and fill in around your favorites. Just a guess? Best wishes, I am sure it will come out gorgeous!
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LOVE this idea. LOVE LOVE.
Post # 10
How fun! Definitely post pics when you finish!
Post # 11
Awesome. Can’t wait to see it!
Post # 12
Can’t wait to see it either, I’m sure it will be GORGEOUS!
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They are not easy to make and take days to create just one of these amazing and super detailed Bouquets
true works of art and should will be best left to the designer…. This is a pic of my best friends bouquet and I can’t wait for mine 🙂
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Post # 15
Awesome! Miss Stripes posted this morning about how she is making a brooch bouquet too: http://www.weddingbee.com/2010/04/11/you-can-learn-a-lot-of-things-from-the-flowers%E2%80%A6/
I found this tip here: “The structure is built up with wire. Basically you make sprigs of button and brooch ‘flowers’ and then intertwine them all together with more wire. A silver or gold wire works best so it blends in with the overall design.
I found it easier to place a large brooch in the centre of the bouquet. This gives you a central point to work from, a central brooch with a slight curve to it lends to a nice ‘bouquet’ shape.”
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I think there are plenty of brides capable of making their own. Good luck OP!