When I started planning our wedding I knew right away that I wanted to make my own flowers. I love creative flower arrangements. I wanted something different. I also knew that if we chose not to hire a florist that we’d save thousands of dollars (hooray!) What I didn’t know was how much FUN I would have with my bridesmaids making our bouquets. It was so so much fun and didn’t take much time at all!
If you’re considering making your own bouquets, read on! I can tell you from my personal experience that this was one of the simplest DIYs that we tried. I’ll share some tips with you….
I loved what each of the bridesmaids created! We had a bouquet making party after the rehearsal dinner. Each of the girls made their own bouquet. They each had special details like the bird charm hanging from Holly’s bouquet and Katie’s berry branches. I liked that they were all a little bit different.
Make Your Own Bouquet
Step 1: Collect Supplies. For my wedding bouquets I used fresh flowers, handmade velvet flowers, berry twigs, feather birds, feathers and vintage brooches. I also used some family heirloom ribbon (vintage tatting) and velvet ribbon that I found the first month we were dating! Choose accents that are personal to you!
Step 2: Start from the center and build the floral base of your bouquet. Work your way out by adding more and more flowers.
Step 3: Wrap the stems with floral tape. Use as much as you need to make it feel secure. The floral tape should go where ever you plan to wrap the ribbon. The ribbon will eventually hide it completely!
Step 4: Add accent piece such as feather birds (they have wires underneath that can secure them onto blooms) or feathers.
Step 5: Wrap the base of your stems (over the floral tape) with a pretty ribbon. I also tied some lace on mine as an accent.
Ta-Da! Here’s a finished bouquet.
Have fun creating your own pretty bouquets… XO! elsie
Photos by Arrow & Apple, DIY pics by Emma & I. Thank you 100 Layer Cake for featuring my DIY bouquets!
I love the colors and I love your headpiece with the feathers! Where did you get your feather headband?
just an idea for you the next time you receive a floral arrangement. When the arrangement has lost it looks, pulls out all of the flowers and put on open newspaper. Pull out all greens and other touches and put on another newspaper. This will help you estimate the amount of flowers and greens you need.
Run water over the empty foam now to wash it out a bit. You can see the holes where the flowers and greens went into the foam. Get some fresh greens and flowers from the yard in the appropriate amounts you see in the newspaper. It will take a few times but it is such fun and looks new and fresh.
Thanks for the great Information, That was fabulous…
Could you let me know where you got the adorable birds from? I’ve been looking on Etsy and the like- but none are as detailed as these!
Beautiful wedding bouquets. It’s really unique and elegant.
wow! 🙂 its awesome!i wish i knew about you last year so i could have done my bouquet too!
what a gorgeous wedding !
What did you do to keep them looking fresh overnight??
Thank you so much for posting this! You are an inspiration! I have met with florists and explained what I would like and they look clueless. Then I show pics and they look at me like I have ten heads and they explain to me why I’m wrong, and I don’t really want that… And it would cost a fortune. It’s nice to see that I can have what I want!
Wow! Those flowers are awesome. I like it! Thanks for sharing this post to us.
Beautiful, youthful, creative, I do not know how to describe you.
love the birds in the flower, great ideas… excellent tips x
love the birds in the flowers, great combination, thanks for the tips xx
the birds are a great touch, love it x
This is fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing! I’m getting married in 5 weeks and always intended to make my own bouquets, and now I know how! Thanks again.
Excellent idea and these bouquets looks awesome. We can also save lots of money we are spending on bouquets in wedding. Thanks.
I love these! I’m definitely going to speak to husband-in-waiting about doing something similar… thank you!
wow .so cute .i love it :
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