After featuring Josephine & Radney’s incredibly gorgeous and eclectic DIY wedding last week I was inundated with emails from you lot about the bride’s gorgeous DIY fabric flower bouquet. So I asked the lovely Josephine very nicely if she’d be so kind as to write a little tutorial for you. She was more than thrilled to oblige!
I’d love to see some more Rock n Roll Brides rocking down the aisle with one of these babies! Huge thanks to Josephine for working on this feature with me.
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The moment I started planning what to have for my wedding bouquet, I had already envisioned that it would be a little bit quirky. I was inspired by the vintage brooch bouquets I had seen a lot on Rock n Roll Bride. However, I didn’t have much budget to buy lots of new brooches. Luckily for me I came across a store that sold everything “3 for $10” and they sold lots of vintage style necklaces! I grew goosebumps when I saw the vintagey necklaces with beads and fabric flowers on them. so I then thought “why not detach the fabric flowers to form my very own wedding bouquet?!”
It was really quick and easy to make.
Fabric flowers & assorted flower hair-clips (I would have loved fresh flowers but I wanted to have something I could keep forever)
A few scraps of wool
An egg beater/whisk (as you can imagine, it was such a ‘light-bulb’ moment when I thought of using it for the stem!)
Hold on to the whisk as shown on the image and with a little force, try to deform it into a oval/circular shape. You can use tiny wires or something to tie on the criss-cross parts to keep them stay in shape if you need to.
Stuff the scraps of wool inside in whisk. This will help form the shape of the bouquet.
Can you believe you’re almost done? I told you it was easy!
Detach the flowers from the necklaces and attach them to pins/hair clips then start clipping them and the assorted hair clips onto the whistk until you’ve covered all of the wool area to form the bouquet – go mad and be creative! I enjoyed this part so much,
You can pin/use wire to attach the flowers without clips on onto the curves of the whisk (not really to the wool directly as the wool only helps forming the whole shape.)
Cut off a fair length of the cotton twine and wrap it around the egg beater stem to cover the metal.
Hope you’ll enjoy making your own pretty bouquet soon!
Tutorial & Photography by Josephine Sicad