Hello, Whimsers! I’ve been super busy with outside projects and haven’t had the chance to post as much, so I thought I would share one of my projects with you!! I made this Baby Blue Bridal Bouquet (say that 5 times!) for my dear friend Jamie’s wedding. It was super easy to make and pretty inexpensive. Here’s how it came to life.
We met at Joanne Fabrics and purchased a foam sphere, silk flowers, dowel rods, ribbon, and jewels by David Tutera. Once home, I took everything out and added my glue gun, glue sticks, marker, small knife, and scissors to the crew. I can’t remember the exact size of the sphere, but it was the next size up from the small. I would say medium.
After somewhat organizing my supplies, I glued my 3 rods, forming a small pyramid. This will be your handle, so please make sure they are glued properly.
I then found the center of the sphere by using the super convenient line that circles it. After finding my center, I traced the outline of my glued dowel rods with a marker.
Using a small knife, I carved out the template to make it easy to insert my bouquet handle. This is a tad tricky, so please take your time.
Jaime had a masquerade theme, so I decided to leave the dowels longer. Masquerade masks have a very long handle and thought it would be cool to add a little extra length to her bouquet handle. I was very happy about that because it kept me from having to saw them off. Boom! I Squirted some glue into the hollowed opening and then pushed the glued rods into the ball. That’s it.
Now that the hard part is over, remove the flowers from their stem, but leave about a 1/4 inch so you can insert the flower into the sphere. I found a little screw, punctured the foam with it to make a hole, filled the opening with glue, and then inserted my flower. Do this all around the sphere until it’s full of beauty. I don’t map it out, I just do it by eye, but feel free to plan your flower placement before gluing your flowers if that will make it easier.
I then glued the large leaves to the bottom of the sphere, making sure to glue the bottom stem of the leaves a 1/4 inch down in order to hide the top of my rod. I hope that makes sense because I didn’t get a picture of it at all. So sorry!! Now look at it. If you see any gaps, fill them in with the smaller leaves. You don’t have to worry about the 1/4 inch stem. Simply pluck them from their stem, place a small dot of glue to the sparse area, and apply the leaf. Please use a toothpick or an old pencil because you don’t want to burn you fingertips…LIKE ME!
Last, cover the dowel rods by adding a dab of glue to the very top of the rods, pull the ribbon down vertically to the bottom of the rods, add a dab of glue at the bottom base, pull your ribbon over the glue, add another dab of glue on the top opposite side of the rods, and pull the ribbon up. Like making a vertical loop from top to bottom. Now add another dab of glue and continue to wrap your ribbon around the rods in a spiral motion (horizontal) until it’s completely wrapped. Make sure to add a dab of glue every 3rd wrap or so. End your spiral at the top, cut the hanging ribbon, and glue in place. This part is very easy. Just take your time and make sure it’s not too lumpy.
Now, the bling! These stick on jewels from David Tutera’s line are pretty darn awesome and strong. I really didn’t need to add glue in order to stick these on, but I did just in case. I placed them in a single line down the front of the bouquet and on the outside petals of some of the flowers. I also found some blue beads from a project years back and placed them on the blue roses.
Finally, I added a super cute feather to follow the masquerade them, but it was too plain. Thankfully I had a few jewels leftover and I simply added a few to dress it up a bit. After that….
A beautiful, whimsical wedding bouquet! Boom!
My beautiful friend Jamie loved it and I had a great time making it for her. Awww, look at her!! I love you Jamie!
You don’t have to spend tons of money on a bridal bouquet. Making your own gives you room to save money and be creative! I hope that you enjoyed this post and that you will share and or try this bridal tute (tutorial).
Thank you so much for reading!!!! I love you all and until next time!!!!