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:
- floral and satin ribbon;
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.
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;
- satin ribbon;
- flower port;
- 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;
- cardboard tube;
- 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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.