Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Under Construction

The bouquets have been really simple to put together! I picked up these not-especially-attractive bouquet holders from Hobby Lobby for $1.99 a piece. I went with the smallest size they had for the bridesmaid's bouquets, and the holder we're using for my bouquet is just a bit larger.

First I cut down the tulle. It was too much, so I trimmed about an inch off. I am not crazy about the fringe of material, but you can hardly see it when the bouquet is done.

Then I cut off the frou-frou plastic thing, because I want as little of these holders showing as possible.

Then you stick the flowers in! I doubled up the stems because they were way too long.

Not a particularly scientific process. Here are the ones we have done so far:

4 down, 2 to go! My bouquet is on the far left.

Next, we need feathers to hide the bouquet holder, and then the stems need to be wrapped in floral tape and then ribbon. So they are 95% done! These have turned out so much better than I ever thought they would, I am so proud of them. I tried to make these with cotton for the flowers, but dressier materials such as satin just look so much better, in my opinion. These would be gorgeous in velvet for a winter wedding, I think!

What DIY project are you most proud of?


  1. I cannot wait to see these completed and in action. They look REALLY good! What are your plans for them post-wedding? Sell? Letting the BMs keep?

  2. These are really good! I can't believe you have the patience to do this with all the other wedding plans you have going on.

    You should be proud! I can't wait to see the final product

  3. They look great! I’m most proud of our wine-cork table-card holders, which we made from scratch, and also our invitations, which we just finished!

  4. Your bouquets are looking great! I think our most proud DIY will be the invitations when they are done!

  5. They look so great...I'm so happy for you! :)

  6. Great job! Can't believe you made them yourself - clever girl!


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