Directions for Making Wedding Bouquets

Overview

Although wedding bouquets look complicated and intricate, in many cases they are not difficult to create out of fresh flowers, special bouquet holder with oasis foam and ribbons. In fact, if you have a beautiful flower garden, you might be able to create a breathtaking wedding bouquet straight from the garden. Choose your flowers carefully with an eye for color and size and the finished bouquet will be worthy of preserving for a lifetime.

Step 1

Cut the flowers from your flower garden early in the day, after any moisture has evaporated. Choose flowers that are in perfect condition and at their peak of bloom. Cut the blossoms from the stems leaving 4 inches of stem beneath each blossom.

Step 2

Fill the jar with water and dissolve the floral preservative in the water. Add the flowers to the water and soak the flowers for two to three hours. Soak the oasis bouquet holder for 10 to 20 minutes.

Step 3

Insert 30 of the baby's breath sprigs at even intervals around the entire oasis shape to create the foundation of the bouquet.

Step 4

Place the largest flowers evenly around the oasis, in and around the baby's breath. Next, add the smaller flowers to fill in the entire top, front, sides and bottom of the oasis. Add the medium flowers next, to add additional color and interest to the bouquet.

Step 5

Add the remaining six baby's breath sprigs in any spots that need filling.

Step 6

Tie the satin ribbon in a large double bow around the handle of the bouquet holder. Place a dot of hot glue in the knot of the bow to hold the bow securely. Allow the tails of the ribbon to trail down under the bouquet.

Things You'll Need

  • Pruning shears
  • 6 light-colored large flowers (roses, tulips or lilies, for example)
  • 24 dark-colored smaller flowers (rosebuds or miniature roses)
  • 36 baby's breath sprigs
  • 12 medium-sized flowers (freesias, delphiniums or snapdragons, for example)
  • Cool water
  • Jar
  • Floral preservative
  • Oasis bouquet holder (straight or angled)
  • 2 yards white satin ribbon (1 1/2-inch width)
  • Glue gun

References

  • Save On Crafts: Wedding Bouquet
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Kathryn Hatter is a 42-year-old veteran homeschool educator and regular contributer to Natural News. She is an avid gardener, seamstress, quilter, painter, cook, decorator, digital graphics creator and computer user. She is interested in natural health and hopes to direct her focus toward earning an RN degree.