Bridal bouquet

DIY bridal bouquet: traditional and original options

A wed­ding bou­quet is one of the main attrib­ut­es of a fes­tive event. It can be made not only from fresh or arti­fi­cial flow­ers, now beads, mon­ey and oth­er impro­vised mate­ri­als are used to cre­ate bou­quets.

How to make a wedding bouquet of fresh flowers?

To make your­self an amaz­ing­ly beau­ti­ful bou­quet for a wed­ding of spray ros­es, chrysan­the­mums, callas, hydrangeas, lilies or peonies, you need to famil­iar­ize your­self with a spe­cial tech­nique. Each such attribute for the bride is indi­vid­ual, it can be in the form of a ball and sim­ply tied with a rib­bon. Autumn bou­quets are full of bright col­ors, they most often use plants whose flow­ers are bright yel­low, orange, rich red.

If no addi­tion­al options are used, and the buds are on their stems, then it is best to keep the bou­quet in water so that it is bet­ter sat­u­rat­ed with mois­ture and does not with­er. The main dis­ad­van­tage of such a com­po­si­tion is that it is impos­si­ble to make a com­plex struc­ture., since the stem is very large, and the flow­ers can­not be bent. It helps to bend the stems and turn them in the required direc­tion with a wire that is insert­ed inside the stem or attached to it. Thanks to this tech­nique, the com­po­si­tion is orig­i­nal and quite com­plex to please the bride.

After the draw­ing of the future bou­quet is cre­at­ed, the stems of each flower must be cut to the spec­i­fied length. They are fixed on a wire and cov­ered with flo­ral tape. Such com­po­si­tions are called taped. The main advan­tage of the tech­nique is that you can cre­ate any design in com­plex­i­ty, but there is no nec­es­sary nutri­tion for flow­ers. Such an acces­so­ry can­not retain its attrac­tive appear­ance for a long time.

You can com­plete­ly cut off the stems, and bait the flow­ers on the wire, how­ev­er, the life of such a bou­quet is as short as in the pre­vi­ous case. You can use a port-bou­quet, that is, to strength­en the stems of the plant on a damp sponge. It will not work to give the com­po­si­tion any shape, only falling or round. If you take large inflo­res­cences, then the bou­quet will be quite heavy.

Often used glue tech­nique, when dif­fer­ent parts of the plant are sim­ply attached to the base. You can col­lect such a bou­quet in an hour, only it will with­er very quick­ly. If you plan to use the bou­quet only at the end of the evening, it is bet­ter to use the frame tech­nique, when cones with water are present on the stems, thanks to which the plants feed on mois­ture and retain an attrac­tive appear­ance for a long time. True, such bou­quets always turn out to be very large and heavy.

One of the most pop­u­lar flow­ers in wed­ding para­pher­na­lia is the rose. If you use small flow­ers, then such a bou­quet will suit any bride, as it empha­sizes her fragili­ty and fem­i­nin­i­ty. It is advised to col­lect the com­po­si­tion a few hours before the cel­e­bra­tion. To make a bou­quet your­self you will need:

  • flow­ers;
  • flo­ral and satin rib­bon;
  • twigs;
  • pins.

Leaves and thorns are com­plete­ly removed from ros­es, the length of the stem is short­ened to thir­ty cen­time­ters. Four flow­ers will be the cen­ter of the com­po­si­tion, they must be tied with flo­ral tape from the bot­tom of the stems at a dis­tance of ten cen­time­ters. Each new rose that is added to the bou­quet is fixed with a rib­bon. A round shape can be achieved if sub­se­quent ros­es, which are attached around the base, are placed a lit­tle low­er.

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If you like, you can add a few branch­es as an addi­tion­al dec­o­ra­tion. After the com­po­si­tion is com­plet­ed, the bot­tom is trimmed, all the stems are wrapped with a satin rib­bon, which is fixed with pins. Com­po­si­tions in the form of a ball are very pop­u­lar. In order for the flow­ers to retain their appear­ance a lit­tle longer, you can make a bou­quet with a port-bou­quet.

This will require:

  • dou­ble sided tape;
  • sponge;
  • satin rib­bon;
  • flower port;
  • flow­ers;
  • glue gun.

As a rule, port bou­quets are ready for sale, a sponge sat­u­rat­ed with mois­ture is insert­ed into them, but in such a way that it takes the form of a ball. You can sat­u­rate the sponge with mois­ture using a sim­ple syringe. To pre­vent water from drip­ping, a dry piece of sponge is attached to the han­dle below. Using dou­ble-sided tape, the leaves are attached in the expand­ing part. They move in a cir­cle. The satin rib­bon is fixed from the end of the han­dle, now the sur­face of the han­dle is wrapped with dou­ble-sided tape and the rib­bon is laid on top. The end is glued.

Diag­o­nal­ly cut leaves are fixed in the cuff of the sponge, such a cut allows you to increase the cov­er­age area, in addi­tion, they will have enough mois­ture, so they will remain green for a long time. To cre­ate the nec­es­sary shape, it is bet­ter to take small-sized rose­buds. The flower stems are short­ened to 6 cen­time­ters and stuck into a sponge. The buds should com­plete­ly cov­er the inter­nal struc­ture.

How easy is it to assemble a bouquet of artificial flowers with your own hands?

Some mate­ri­als that we are not accus­tomed to see­ing as crafts are gain­ing pop­u­lar­i­ty because such bou­quets retain their attrac­tive­ness for a long time. You can make a com­po­si­tion of any com­plex­i­ty your­self from rib­bons, mon­ey, arti­fi­cial flow­ers, and even beads and cor­ru­gat­ed paper. The most dif­fi­cult thing is the base, because it helps to arrange the bou­quet in the intend­ed form. You can cre­ate it using mate­ri­als that are always at hand, and foam.

To form a struc­ture you will need:

  • some foam;
  • PVA;
  • card­board tube;
  • threads;
  • toi­let paper.

For a ball with a diam­e­ter of 20 cen­time­ters, foam plas­tic 5 cen­time­ters thick and the same area is required. First, a card­board tube is applied to it and a hole is drawn along its diam­e­ter. You can cut it with a sim­ple cler­i­cal knife. There should be two such pieces. Place the pipe in the foam to the mid­dle and glue all the parts togeth­er, they will be the bot­tom of the com­po­si­tion. It is bet­ter not to use “Moment” for glu­ing, as it will only cor­rode the mate­r­i­al.

With the same cler­i­cal knife, the ends of the foam are cut off so that a cir­cle is obtained. The card­board reel is insert­ed into the formed cir­cle, fixed with adhe­sive. Now you need to stick toi­let paper on top of the foam ball, which is first soaked in PVA glue, and then laid on top. When the sur­face is even­ly cov­ered with paper, wait for it to dry com­plete­ly.

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Now you can choose the nec­es­sary arti­fi­cial flow­ers for the com­po­si­tion and use the glue gun to fix them on the sur­face of the ball. The advan­tage of such a bou­quet is that it can be remem­bered and kept in the fam­i­ly for a long time. In win­ter, the com­po­si­tion will not freeze, will not lose shape.

On the table

Before decid­ing which com­po­si­tion will dec­o­rate the table of the new­ly­weds, it is nec­es­sary to take into account the gen­er­al theme, the design of the hall, the bride’s bou­quet, wed­ding dress and much more. This ele­ment is made from both real and arti­fi­cial flow­ers. It is imper­a­tive that every­thing is com­bined with tex­tiles and the sur­round­ing space.

If the cel­e­bra­tion takes place out­doors, the most attrac­tive option is the use of live ros­es, lilies and oth­er plants. In the ban­quet hall, you can com­bine fresh flow­ers with arti­fi­cial ones or use only fake ones that will cov­er not only the table of the new­ly­weds, but also the columns and tables of the guests. The bou­quet cov­ers, as a rule, most of the table, but there should be space for food, cham­pagne bot­tles, a chest to col­lect mon­ey and oth­er para­pher­na­lia. To cre­ate you will need:

  • frame;
  • wire;
  • flow­ers.

A lush com­po­si­tion always looks very impres­sive, in which there are flow­ers of dif­fer­ent sizes. The largest buds should be in the cen­ter, all the rest around. Along the perime­ter of the frame, buds are attached to the wire in the required direc­tion. It is thanks to the wire that the com­po­si­tion becomes alive and mobile.

By car

The bou­quet on the car looks orig­i­nal and styl­ish, and it should be quite large so as not to get lost on its hood. It is locat­ed not only in the cen­ter, but also from the sides. Often used in com­bi­na­tion with organ­za and satin rib­bons. Com­bined with fab­ric, this dec­o­ra­tion looks styl­ish. The bou­quet for the car is formed, most often, from arti­fi­cial flow­ers, since they with­stand the pres­sure of oncom­ing air while dri­ving. The com­po­si­tion is attached to the frame with glue or wire. Such a bou­quet should be denser so as not to crum­ble from the wind.

In the mid­dle there is always a dense base, you can take poly­styrene foam, a card­board pipe or polypropy­lene as it, but it will be more dif­fi­cult to work with it. If the com­po­si­tion is tri­an­gu­lar in shape, then the base must be like that. Around the struc­ture, the flow­ers are glued to the adhe­sive com­po­si­tion or bait­ed onto the wire that wraps the frame. The advan­tage of using wire is that you can turn the buds in any direc­tion.

We make unusual compositions as a gift

You can give a bou­quet for a wed­ding, but make it not from flow­ers, but, for exam­ple, a sweet gift from caramel. There are mas­ter class­es that offer to learn how to make com­po­si­tions from mon­ey, beads and oth­er mate­ri­als. Such gifts always look spec­tac­u­lar, touch­ing and unfor­get­table.

Out of money

Even if you use sou­venir ones instead of real ban­knotes, such a bou­quet is breath­tak­ing. It is not dif­fi­cult to make such a design your­self, it is enough to make a lit­tle effort. For man­u­fac­tur­ing, a glue gun, ban­knotes, paper and wire are use­ful, it is desir­able that it be steel. From the end, the wire will have to be wrapped with dou­ble-sided tape, since glue does not stick to it. We take a sim­ple land­scape sheet and cut it into four long strips, each of which we fold four times. The result­ing work­piece is wound on a wire and the end is fixed with glue. This is the future flower stem.

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It takes six bills to form one flower. We fold the first one in half, using a screw­driv­er, bend the edges, lay the sec­ond one on top, but mov­ing it a lit­tle, and so all six pieces with a big shift each time. If the bills are not real, they can be glued, and if they are real, they can be put on an elas­tic band and twist­ed on the stem.

from fruit

A fruit bou­quet can be made not only from arti­fi­cial fruits and berries, but also real ones, how­ev­er, the work will take much longer. From the out­side, this option looks orig­i­nal and spe­cial. Some­times even unripe berries and fruits are used to cre­ate a com­po­si­tion., odd­ly enough, but they allow you to cre­ate some­thing incred­i­ble. Often, apples are at the heart of the com­po­si­tion, since their col­or palette is dif­fer­ent and allows you to choose the right fruits for the theme of the cel­e­bra­tion. Such a gift is not only beau­ti­ful, but also tasty, because it can be eat­en. Before use, the stalks are removed, and the fruits them­selves are put on skew­ers. To pre­vent them from turn­ing black, you can sprin­kle apples and oth­er cut fruits with lemon juice. Bananas are nec­es­sar­i­ly glazed, grapes are soaked in cognac.

From beads

Recent­ly, bead­ed bou­quets have gained immense pop­u­lar­i­ty. The process of their cre­ation takes a lot of time, the cost of such com­po­si­tions is much high­er, since a bou­quet can be stored for sev­er­al gen­er­a­tions. Depend­ing on the theme, the col­or of beads and beads is select­ed, each flower is col­lect­ed sep­a­rate­ly. These are not only large ros­es and small daisies, but also addi­tion­al dec­o­ra­tive ele­ments.

The main thing is that all the beads are com­bined with each oth­er not only in size, but also in the col­or palette. Wire is used as the basis. It will take about five coils to cre­ate one bou­quet. All flow­ers gath­er around one cen­tral one, they should be wound at a dis­tance of three cen­time­ters from the bud to get a dense com­po­si­tion.

Beautiful examples

Exam­ples of beau­ti­ful and extra­or­di­nary bou­quets are pre­sent­ed in a wide vari­ety. The most expen­sive today are jew­el­ry wed­ding bou­quets, which are pro­fes­sion­al­ly made from nat­ur­al stones and crys­tals.

Com­po­si­tions of fab­ric and rib­bons look orig­i­nal, won­der­ful ros­es can be made from silk. They can be dec­o­rat­ed with rhine­stones, beads. Among the exam­ples of what a good bou­quet should look like, a com­bi­na­tion of pale pink flow­ers with bright berries.

Dark blue tones of corn­flow­ers with black callas, bright orange apples with pur­ple iris­es. There are many design options for this acces­so­ry for the bride, it remains only to choose which one is most suit­able for the cel­e­bra­tion, giv­en the dress, the design of the hall and oth­er sub­tleties.

How to make a bou­quet with your own hands, see the fol­low­ing video.