Build Your Own Wedding Bouquet With This Easy DIY

DIY Wedding Bouquet

20140100_DIY 0049Whether you’re headed down the aisle yourself, or helping your bestie plan her big day, weddings offer the unique opportunity to flex those creative muscles, from the fashion right down to the flowers. If planning a wedding is on your to-do list, look no further, this week we’ll be sharing a few how-to’s to help you get to ‘I do’. And what better place to start than the bride’s bouquet?

While it may seem daunting, creating an eye-catching bouquet is easy as pie, requiring just a few materials, some fabulous flowers, and a little planning. If you’re taking charge of your wedding day blooms, be sure to have your order delivered 48 hours in advance, and carefully follow the instructions that accompany your flowers.

And if you’re feeling festive, why not plan a party around your wedding day bouquet? On the eve before your nuptials grab some champagne, a few sweet treats, and your wedding party, and invite them to whip up their own custom bouquet or boutonniere. Spending an evening surrounded by the ones you love, and creating something beautiful while you’re at it? We can’t think of a better way to usher in your big day!

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DIY Bridal Bouquet

Materials:
Flowers of your choice
Scissors
Florist’s tape
Wide satin ribbon
Straight pins

Step 1:
20140100_DIY 0029Using your scissors, trip each stem to the desired length.

Step 2:
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Once you’ve arranged your flowers, wrap the stems tightly using your florists tape.

Step 3:
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Next, wrap the gathered stems tightly with the satin ribbon. You may want to double wrap, depending on the thickness of your ribbon.

Step 4:
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Once the stems are wrapped, trim the ribbon at an angle, and secure using the straight pins.

Inspired to say ‘I do’ to some wedding day DIY’s? Be sure to check back later this week for even more DIY fun!

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About Julie O.

A lover of all things vintage and vintage-inspired, Julie bought her first 1950s frock in the fifth grade. Since then, Julie has become a self-described connoisseur of vintage and thrift shopping, which she shares on her blog, Orchid Grey. When she’s not scouring the racks for the perfect vintage skirt, this native New Englander can be found deftly navigating the slopes of a ski mountain, taking road-trips to the beach, and exploring new places with a vintage camera in her hand.

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9 Responses to Build Your Own Wedding Bouquet With This Easy DIY

  1. Into The August Red 02/03/2014 at 7:47 pm #

    This is great!! One of my best friends is getting married this year and I’ll definitely be showing her this. Thanks!

  2. Diana {BloomsByTheBox.com} 02/04/2014 at 7:23 am #

    Great job! I will have to share this DIY with our budget brides! We have lots of tutorials too!

  3. lisagevents 02/05/2014 at 7:36 am #

    I love it. Simple and beautiful

    • mesycbt@gmail.com 02/06/2014 at 9:47 am #

      I don’t remember who said, “Love is a many splendored thing,” but I’m sure the bouquet will win her heart:)!

  4. tracy 02/09/2014 at 12:21 pm #

    It looks like they built their own bouquet, Its great flowers but principles are all wrong. Even a hand tied needs depth, and structure. IMO

  5. Allison 02/10/2014 at 3:23 pm #

    Could you name the flowers you used in this tutorial? I am looking for ideas :)

    • Julie O. (ModCloth) 02/17/2014 at 9:17 am #

      Hi Allison! The fluffy white flowers are chrysanthemums, the rest are snapdragon, mini daisies and babies breath.

  6. Chelsea Dowdell 02/10/2014 at 6:46 pm #

    What flowers are used here? I think I see dahlias or chrysanthemums and baby’s breath. I would love to recreate this for my own wedding. Heelp!

    • Julie O. (ModCloth) 02/17/2014 at 9:17 am #

      hi Chelsea! You’re right, the big white flowers are chrysanthemums, the rest are snapdragon, mini daisies and babies breath.

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