Learn how to make a wedding bouquet with our simple step-by-step instructions. Using your favorite artificial flowers and accent colors, you can have your DIY bridal bouquet for you and your bridesmaids ready for your special day in just a few minutes!
Do you hear that? Wedding bells are ringing! And whether you’re the bride-to-be or a maid of honor tasked with helping out, you’re probably feeling the pressure to make sure everything is perfect. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!
One of the most important parts of any wedding is, of course, the bouquet. This floral arrangement will be carried down the aisle, used in photos, and eventually tossed over your shoulder for good luck… so it’s important to get it right!
If you’re looking to save some money or just want to get creative, making your own bouquet is a great option. And with our how-to guide, it’s easier than you think!
You can click here to see my tutorial on the bouquet I made for the bride (my daughter!).
Note: This one was originally posted over at Crafts Unleashed but I am posting it here in case you missed it.
How To Make A Wedding Bouquet
This bridal bouquet is super easy to make. All you need is:
- Hydrangea Picks (you’ll need four or more. Use whatever color you like!)
- 6-inch Burlap Ribbon
- 3-inch Lace Ribbon
- Hot Glue and Glue Gun
Here’s how to make this DIY bridal bouquet with artificial flowers…
Start by arranging your hydrangeas until you love the look of the top. Use hot-glue to adhere the stems together in several places. This helps hold everything together while you are completing your bouquet.
Wrap the stems with the burlap ribbon and secure them with hot glue.
Use caution when securing as the hot glue will come through the burlap. it is hot!!!
Repeat with the lace ribbon on top of the burlap. Again, make sure to use caution as the hot glue will seep through the lace.
I lined up the seam on the lace ribbon with the seam I had on the burlap for a more finished look.
Trim any stem ends at this time that may be hanging out of your burlap wrap.
Note: Not a fan of the burlap wrap? Check out this article for 20 ways to wrap a wedding bouquet.
I told you it was easy to make a wedding bouquet! This one is complete and ready for your wedding party. Just repeat for as many bridesmaids as you will have at your wedding.
For the bride, you can add more floral stems for a larger bouquet if desired.
Here are a couple of questions that I see readers ask about learning how to make a wedding bouquet. If you have a question, please check to see if I’ve already answered it below. Don’t see it? Leave it for me in the comments!
Can I use real flowers?
Yes, you can! This same method will work for fresh flowers. Simply arrange your stems in a similar fashion and follow the steps to wrap the stems. You may need to use floral tape in place of the hot glue to secure everything together.
Is there another way to secure the bouquet?
If you don’t want to use hot glue, you can always try using floral tape. This is a stronger hold than hot glue and will work just as well to keep your bouquet together.
Can I make this ahead of time?
Yes, you can! Actually, I would recommend it. One less thing on your special day.
I love the simple look of this wedding bouquet and the rustic feel of that burlap wrap. Y’all, add this project to your DIY wedding list today. Make a wedding bouquet and save yourself some of the expense of flowers!
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- Free Printable Mason Jar Invitations For A Wedding
- Free Wedding Chair Reservation Signs
- DIY Wedding Magnolia Garland
- Wedding Card Box
- Start by arranging your hydrangeas until you love the look of the top. Use hot-glue to adhere the stems together in several places.
- Wrap the stems with the burlap ribbon and secure them with hot glue.
- Repeat with the lace ribbon on top of the burlap. Line up the seam on the lace ribbon with the seam of the burlap for a more finished look.
- Trim any stem ends at this time that may be hanging out of your burlap wrap.
- Use caution when securing as the hot glue will come through the burlap. it is hot!!!