DIY: How to Make a Basic Bouquet

Note: We are, by no means, professional florists or designers. We do highly recommend seeking an experienced professional for your wedding floral needs.

ITEMS REQUIRED FOR THIS PROJECT:

Corsage Pins ($2.50), Floral Tape ($2), Ribbon ($4), Flowers ($34)

OTHER ITEMS:

Scissors/Knife (to cut stems), Ruler (to measure length of bouquet)

FLORAL BREAKDOWN BY COST:

Purple Carnations ($8), Green Hypericums ($4), Purple Trachelium Bunch ($6), Pink Lisianthus ($8), Scabiosa Pods ($8)

Unless you’re going for a more wild/rustic bouquet look, we recommend trimming off most of the leaves.

Arrange your flowers the way you want them and be sure your bouquet is fairly rounded + even.

Wrap a small piece of floral tape around the stems, to temporarily hold everything in place.

11-13 inches from the top-most flower to the bottom of the bouquet is the ideal size for most bouquets.

I cut the bouquet’s stems with a sharp knife, then trimmed here-and-there with scissors.

 After trimming, wrap the stems in floral tape. Leave 1-2 inches from the top and bottom of the stems.

Wrap your bouquet (ribbon or whatever you’ve decided to use). Burlap and thick twine also work well.

I began at the top, wrapped until I was 1 inch from the bottom, then re-wrapped back up to the top.

Tuck or fold the end of your ribbon, then place corsage pins to hold the ribbon in place.

To avoid stabbing, place the pins at a downward angle. Pins can extend to the bottom or stop part way.

It’s really all up to your preference, but I ended up creating a short, tight zig-zag pattern.

We hope this tutorial helped to guide you in the right direction!

All photographs by Chad + Serena of Love By Serena.

Federal Hill Engagement by Krista A. Jones Photography
Louisiana Restaurant Wedding by Luke Eshleman Photography
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