Bridal bouquet

How to choose and make a wedding bouquet of sweets?

It is pleas­ant for any per­son to receive a bou­quet and a box of choco­lates as a gift. A bou­quet of sweets will cause not just joy, but sur­prise and sin­cere admi­ra­tion, espe­cial­ly if it is pre­sent­ed on the wed­ding day. After read­ing this arti­cle, you will be able to choose a wor­thy bou­quet for a wed­ding cel­e­bra­tion and learn how to make a sweet bou­quet with your own hands as a wed­ding gift for a bride.

Types of candy compositions

The art of mak­ing can­dy bou­quets is a sweet design, one of the most famous trends in floristry. Types of sweet com­po­si­tions are not much dif­fer­ent from com­po­si­tions of fresh flow­ers.

Decorative

Wel­come the brave and non-stan­dard solu­tions:

  • con­trast­ing col­ors;
  • bright juicy shades;
  • dec­o­ra­tive inserts from rib­bons, arti­fi­cial fruits, beads, but­ter­flies, drag­on­flies;
  • cones, nuts, Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tions, cin­na­mon sticks, anise stars, tan­ger­ines are attached to win­ter bou­quets;
  • for a wed­ding cel­e­bra­tion, plas­ter fig­urines of doves and angels are placed in the com­po­si­tion;
  • use fin­ish­ing mate­ri­als of dif­fer­ent tex­tures: felt, flo­ral organ­za, lace.

Bou­quets are col­or­ful, each detail looks inter­est­ing in its own way, but does not stand out from the over­all com­po­si­tion. The basis for this type of work can be a flower porter, a wick­er bas­ket, a hat box, a glass, a vase.

Massive

These are volu­mi­nous and lush com­po­si­tions. Con­trast and vari­ety of shades are rarely used. Works in one col­or scheme look very gen­tle. Flow­ers are close to each oth­er. The bou­quet looks like a big fluffy hat. Dec­o­ra­tive ele­ments are not used. The com­po­si­tion should look nat­ur­al. All beau­ty is in the vol­ume and light neg­li­gence cre­at­ed by the hands of the mas­ter. This bou­quet is a great gift for any occa­sion. To cre­ate a com­po­si­tion, a bas­ket, a hat box, a por­ta box are suit­able.

Vegetative

Bou­quets are dec­o­rat­ed with nat­ur­al mate­ri­als. Use:

  • snags and twigs;
  • tree bark;
  • moss;
  • dried fruits;
  • dried flow­ers;
  • nuts;
  • shells and stones;
  • seeds.

The com­po­si­tions look very unusu­al. If you are going to a cel­e­bra­tion in a rus­tic or eco-style, choos­ing such a bou­quet is the right deci­sion. Com­po­si­tions are made on mas­sive glass­es or home-made foam bases, dec­o­rat­ed with suit­able mate­r­i­al.

Linear

In this type of com­po­si­tion, plants of a strict­ly defined length are used, which are placed both hor­i­zon­tal­ly and ver­ti­cal­ly at a cer­tain slope. There are works in the form of a cres­cent, an asym­met­ric tri­an­gle, bou­quets in the form of the let­ter S. The basis for such com­po­si­tions is low wick­er bread bas­kets, dec­o­ra­tive plates, vas­es. Often, girls order a cas­cad­ing bou­quet for a wed­ding, which always favor­ably empha­sizes the beau­ty of a wed­ding dress. A hand­made cas­cad­ing bou­quet for the bride is formed on a por­ta bou­quet hold­er.

In the form of can­dy com­po­si­tions and bou­quets are:

  • round;
  • tri­an­gu­lar;
  • square;
  • con­i­cal;
  • sym­met­ri­cal and asym­met­ri­cal;
  • one-sided, where there are frontal and “rear” parts.

Dec­o­ra­tive com­po­si­tions can be of any shape. There are sweet bou­quets in the form of hearts, bal­loons, ships, hous­es, but­ter­flies, ani­mals, musi­cal instru­ments. Hav­ing decid­ed on the type of bou­quet, you can make a pur­chase.

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Do not rush to buy a gift on the Inter­net. You can order work from a well-known suite design­er, but there is no guar­an­tee that the post office or couri­er ser­vice will deliv­er your order in the prop­er form: can­dy com­po­si­tions are a very frag­ile thing. You can buy a sweet bou­quet in your city. Take a look at pas­try shops, hand­made gift stu­dios, and florist shops.

Choos­ing a bou­quet, you will be able to appre­ci­ate the beau­ty and qual­i­ty of the gift. Be sure to ask about the expi­ra­tion date of the can­dy. If pos­si­ble, ask to see the can­dy cer­tifi­cate. Check how secure­ly fixed the details in the com­po­si­tion. If the bou­quet falls apart in the hands of the bride, it will be very unpleas­ant.

Required Tools

You can make a wed­ding bou­quet of sweets for the bride your­self. It is enough to stock up on patience, the nec­es­sary mate­ri­als and tools. You will need:

  • scis­sors;
  • ruler;
  • rip­per;
  • ther­mal gun and rods for it 15–20 pcs.;
  • skew­ers and tooth­picks;
  • flo­ral wire;
  • sta­tionery knife;
  • awl;
  • pli­ers, with which it is con­ve­nient to insert flow­ers on tooth­picks into the com­po­si­tion.

And you will also need mate­ri­als for work.

  • cor­ru­gat­ed paper made in Italy with a den­si­ty of 180 grams. You can buy it in shops for cre­ativ­i­ty and needle­work, at floris­tic bases and in flower shops. Don’t con­fuse crepe paper with crepe paper, which is avail­able in every office sup­ply store. It is not suit­able for suite design.
  • Peno­plex. A mate­r­i­al very sim­i­lar to foam, but more com­fort­able to work with. From it, a basis for the com­po­si­tion is cre­at­ed, where skew­ers with sweets will be insert­ed. Sold in hard­ware stores. It is bet­ter not to use ordi­nary foam.
  • Mount­ing foam. This is the best base for bou­quets. From it you can cre­ate a prod­uct of any height and width. Easy to cut. Squeeze the foam onto the news­pa­per and let it hard­en well. The mate­r­i­al is ready to work.
  • Flo­ral organ­za. It is more rigid than usu­al. It is used to cre­ate fun­gi that fill the space between flow­ers, and to dec­o­rate the base of com­po­si­tions.
  • Satin rib­bons. They are insert­ed into bou­quets, with their help you can drape the leg of the porter.
  • Decor: beads and half beads, arti­fi­cial green­ery, dec­o­ra­tive fig­urines.
  • Can­dies. For a bou­quet of sweets for a wed­ding, it is bet­ter to take Raf­fael­lo sweets. They do not melt in hot weath­er and are not afraid of the cold. Very con­ve­nient for work: it is dif­fi­cult to crush them in the hands, which some­times hap­pens with inex­pe­ri­enced needle­women.

How to make a bouquet with your own hands?

An excel­lent gift for new­ly­weds is a com­po­si­tion in the form of a heart of ros­es. With this ver­sion of the bou­quet, even a begin­ner will do just fine. You can make one half of the heart red and the oth­er white. If the wed­ding is themed: laven­der, lilac, pink, use the appro­pri­ate col­ors. Uni­ver­sal gam­ma — white, peach, pale cream, tea col­or is suit­able for a bride’s bou­quet.

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Choose the paper of the desired col­or and get to work.

Step 1. We make a pat­tern: cut out a heart of the required size from a news­pa­per.

Step 2 Cre­ate a frame­work:

  • take peno­plex with a thick­ness of not more than 5 cm;
  • attach a pat­tern to it and cir­cle it with a felt-tip pen;
  • With a cler­i­cal knife, cut out a heart along the con­tour.

Step 3 We dec­o­rate the base with cor­ru­gat­ed paper.

Before you work, cut off a small piece and stretch with your fin­gers. The paper is eas­i­ly stretched hor­i­zon­tal­ly.

The divi­sions on the paper will help deter­mine the desired height of the parts.

  1. Put the frame on a roll and cut out a heart 4–5 cm larg­er than the foam itself.
  2. Use a heat gun to stick the paper onto the base. Glue from the mid­dle to the edges, stretch­ing the paper.
  3. Step­ping back 1 cm along the edges, cut off the excess paper. Care­ful­ly wrap the edges and glue to the base.
  4. We also paste over the back of the heart, con­nect­ing the joints.

Step 4 We drape the sides:

  • cut out a strip 1.5–2 divi­sions high, and the length of the paper should com­plete­ly cov­er the sides of the heart;
  • glue paper tape around the edge of the work;
  • gen­tly stretch the top edge with your fin­gers, cre­at­ing a beau­ti­ful wave;
  • base is ready.

Step 5 Mak­ing petals:

  • cut a strip of cor­ru­gat­ed paper 1.5 divi­sions high;
  • cut into rec­tan­gles 5.5–7 cm wide — these are petals;
  • we round the top of each blank, and make the base nar­row — the petal should resem­ble a drop;
  • for one rose you need 7–8 petals;
  • we make the mid­dle of the rose — cut a strip 1.5 divi­sions high into rec­tan­gles about 10 cm wide;
  • leave the base wide, cut the cor­ners, and round the top;
  • we take a skew­er and with its help we straight­en and bend the petals of the flower towards the top;
  • note that the paper has a front and back side, the out­er part of the petal is the front side;
  • stretch the petals so that they have an arched shape, twist the edges;
  • we form the cen­ters — we stretch the cen­tral part of the petal, but not to the very edges, cre­at­ing a bed for the can­dy, the fin­ished cen­ters resem­ble small bar­rels.

Step 6 We col­lect a rose, for which you need to per­form sev­er­al actions.

  • Pre­pare your tooth­picks. If the base of the com­po­si­tion is less than 5 cm, they must be short­ened by cut­ting off a lit­tle from one end. The blunt end of the tooth­pick is attached to the flower itself.
  • Take a can­dy, tight­ly wrap it in the mid­dle, plac­ing a tooth­pick inside. Place a drop of hot glue where the tooth­pick meets the base of the flower, being care­ful not to hit the can­dy, and wrap the paper tight­ly around the tooth­pick. The mid­dle of the rose is ready. The can­dy should not fall out, and should not be twist­ed very tight­ly.
  • Glue the first three petals to the rose so that they over­lap each oth­er slight­ly. We drip glue on the base of each petal and press it tight­ly to the flower.
  • We glue the next petals in a cir­cle on top of the pre­vi­ous row, pinch­ing at the base. This will make the rose look more nat­ur­al.
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Step 7 Sepa­ls:

  • cut out the sepa­ls from green paper, for this we use a strip of paper 1 divi­sion high and 15–20 cm long, 3 sepa­ls will come out of this seg­ment;
  • we retreat from the wide edge of the paper 1.5–2 cm and, on the oth­er hand, cut sharp cloves with a rip­per or nail scis­sors;
  • smooth with a skew­er, and then twist the ends;
  • we apply glue, and glue the sepa­ls to the bot­tom of the flower and a tooth­pick, press and twist, and cut off the extra teeth.

Rose is ready.

Step 8 Mak­ing the rest of the ros­es:

  • count how many flow­ers you need to fill the heart;
  • make the rest of the ros­es accord­ing to the pat­tern, while the com­po­si­tion should have an odd num­ber of flow­ers;
  • flow­ers should not be attached tight­ly to each oth­er, the gaps are filled with lit­tle organ­zas of a suit­able col­or.

Step 9 Fun­ti­ki:

  • cut the organ­za into squares 8x8 cm;
  • fold the square diag­o­nal­ly so that the ends lie oblique­ly;
  • fold the result­ing tri­an­gle the same way again;
  • put a drop of glue in the mid­dle, and glue the organ­za to the tooth­pick.

Fun­tik is ready.

Step 10 Putting togeth­er the com­po­si­tion:

  • dis­trib­ute the ros­es even­ly over the base, start­ing from the sharp cor­ner;
  • using pli­ers, gen­tly stick the tooth­picks into the foam, you can make holes for the ros­es with an awl;
  • firm­ly fix the flow­ers in place with hot glue;
  • fill in the gaps with pounds;
  • wed­ding bou­quet is ready.

Original examples

Ideas for orig­i­nal can­dy com­po­si­tions are very dif­fer­ent:

  • minia­ture rotun­da with fig­urines of the bride and groom;
  • wed­ding car­riage;
  • sail­ing ves­sel;
  • Bal­loon;
  • wed­ding rings in a flower bas­ket;
  • mul­ti-tiered cake;
  • a pair of gen­tle swans;
  • cor­nu­copia;
  • bride’s wed­ding umbrel­la;
  • hand­bag;
  • bou­quet-bracelet;
  • can­dy glamelia;
  • fan­tas­tic bird of hap­pi­ness;
  • com­po­si­tions with bot­tles of cham­pagne, dec­o­rat­ed for the bride and groom;
  • bou­quets on glass­es;
  • com­po­si­tions with can­dle­sticks.

Hav­ing learned how to make ros­es accord­ing to this mas­ter class, you will be able to mas­ter any com­po­si­tion over time and please your friends with the delight­ful art of sweet design.

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