If you have real flowers that have long nice stems, then you don't need a bouquet form. But if you are doing any kind of fabric flower or have a flower with a short stem, you can use a bouquet form to make things a bit easier.
I just bought this bouquet form at Hobby Lobby. They're around $4. If you are simply using flowers, then you can skip the form. But if you want to add fabric or lace in between the flowers, start with a form.
Start by placing your flowers in the Styrofoam ball. I cut these fabric flower stems to about 4 inches. You can take the flowers out and move them around some, but these forms can't take a lot of repositioning as they start to crumble.
Add your flowers all around the form so that it looks pleasing.
I like to put lace or tulle all around the bottom of the bouquet. Cut your tulle or lace into squares. Take a florist pin and catch the fabric on the end. Stick the lace into the bouquet.
Next, I added a layer of linen strips to hide the bottom of the form. The strips were roughly about 3 inches by 6 inches. Fold in half and hot glue to the underside of the form.
Then I added a vintage doily. I cut a small hole in the center and slid it down the handle. Then I glue it down with hot glue.
To cover the handle, cut a strip of fabric (about an inch or so wide). Cover the tip first with a small strip. Hot glue down. Then just start at the bottom and smooth the fabric all the way up the handle hot glueing as you go and overlapping the fabric as you go.
Add some ribbon to the handle. I just tied it in a knot. You can also tie it into a bow.
Glue some buttons in the middle of the flowers if you wish. You can also glue brooches on them as well.
You can add pieces of fabric or lace in between the flowers for a fuller bouquet. I choose not to on this one.
I glued all of the flowers together so I wouldn't have any falling out on the big day.
This is a pretty small bouquet and is the perfect size for a bridesmaid's bouquet. You can make it bigger for a Bride's bouquet, or make it small like this one.
I hope you've enjoyed this free tutorial on how to make wedding bouquets. Have fun!
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