When it came to my Wedding, I decided to make my own bouquet.
I had seen some beautiful brooch bouquets at different weddings in the past, and these were my inspiration. I had some brooches from my late Grandmother and late Great Grand Evelyn. It was really nice to use these brooches in the bouquet.
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Continue reading to check out how my wedding bouquet came to life 😊
- Polystyrene ball (medium sized)
- Wooden handle (approximately 18 cm in length)
- Fabric (I used the same satin from my wedding dress)
- Pearls of all sizes
- Dress making pins
- Glue gun and glue sticks
- Fake white roses
- The first step of the process was to wrap the fabric (or thick ribbon) around the handle.
- I started at one end and sealed with a dot of hot glue. I then worked my way to the top and sealed it with another dot of hot glue.
- The 2nd step was to prepare the polystyrene head.
- I cut the polystyrene ball in half with a knife leaving a hemisphere shape.
- I then marked the centre of the flat surface on the hemisphere with a pen.
- Using a knife, I cut a hole into the centre point.
- I then covered the hemisphere with fabric, using pins to hold the fabric in place.
- The next step was to seal the base of the bouquet.
- I traced the circular part of the bouquet onto card, and cut out the circular shape.
- After this, I traced the end of the handle in the centre of the card and cut out the circular shape.
- I then placed the card on fabric and glue in as seen in pictures.
- Once this was done, I cut out centre circle in the fabric also (as shown in the photos below).
- I glued the card base onto the flat part of the polystyrene hemisphere.
- Attached the handle to the polystyrene half by pushing the handle into the hole in the centre, using hot glue to secure it.
- The next step was to add roses.
- I started at the outer edge of the bouquet, added a dot of glue to each rose and applied to base.
- I also applied three dress making pins to each rose for extra security.
- When I had the first row done, I started the second row as outlined in the photos below.
- The next step was to add brooches.
- I started with the centre top with the most beautiful brooch and worked my way outwards around the bouquet.
- Underneath the bouquet, I also finished around the top of the handle under the base
- I cut long strips of ‘sew on’ stay flex (it’s a material that is sewn to light fabric to give it structure and more weight).
- I added a layer of the satin over it (because the stay flex was too white for my bouquet). I used my sewing machine to attach the satin to it – see photos.
- I folded the strips into pleat gathers and tack with needle and thread. I kept checking it against the base to make sure it will fit.
- I attached this with glue neatly and I also added a smaller pleat trim to the centre also for some extra detail.
- I added diamante to the end of the bouquet handle as a finishing touch.
Here is a picture of the end product (with some threaded pearls also added).. I’m sure you’ve already seen this photo on the website. 😁