07:03 Friday 07 December 2012

DIY bridal bouquet

Written byJulie Dawson

Today I wanted to share a little DIY bouquet method. Many of my brides love making things for their wedding day that reflect their personality and add that little bit of something that is unique to them.

I tend to do the tedious wedding planning tasks and my clients are left to work on their own wedding projects. A perfect relationship!

I saw this idea on Pinterest last week and had to share it with you. If you want to check out my wedding planning boards to inspire you, then click here.

This bridal bouquet idea is so inexpensive and looks beautiful! You can colour match to your theme if you don't want the overall look too christmassy.

Here are the steps to make your own unique bauble bouquet.

You Will Need:

Gold spray paint

Leaf sprigs

Wire in 8″strips

Glass bulbs in various shades and sizes


Glue gun

Gold floral tape

Coordinating ribbon

Before you begin: Spray paint the leaf sprigs gold and allow them to dry 24 hours.

Step 1: Bend the edge of your wire strips about a 1/4″ down.

Step 2: Hot glue the edge of the bended down wire.

Step 3: Quickly enter the wire into the hole of the bulb and secure with glue on the outside as well on both sides.

Step 4: Repeat this to all the bulbs you want to use for the bouquet.

Step 5: Gather 3-4 bulbs at a time into small groups, and wrap them with the floral tape to secure.

Step 6: Incorporate some of the golden leaf sprigs into a few of the bulb groups and wrap with tape.

Step 7: Wrap floral tape around the small groups so that eventually it becomes one bouquet.

Step 8: Wrap a final piece of floral tape around the entire bouquet so that it’s extra secure.

Step 9: Wrap your coordinating ribbon around the bouquet, starting at the bottom and working your way to the top. Be sure to secure it at the bottom with hot glue.

Optional: Tie a bow at the top. Voila!

This is just lovely, you can thank Brittany Watson Jepson from House That Lars Built for this tutorial.

I thought it would be nice to give something back to you lovely readers, so how about I send you a month by month task list to help you stay organised and on track.

My 12 month count down planner will be just the ticket. You can print it out and tick off those tasks as you do them. There is nothing like the feeling of achievement when you see your list getting shorter.

It's also month by month so that you can tackle a few things at once. If you do get ahead of yourself then promise yourself a treat! A scrumptious mince pie, cream and coffee!

All you have to do is subscribe to my monthly newsletter by clicking here and signing up in the right hand column. You will then receive my top tips and advice each month to give you a little Wedding Genie inspiration. 

Until next time, happy planning.

Julie Dawson - The Wedding Genie

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