A quick trip to the craft store, a few bucks and a few minutes is all you need to create a simple and beautiful bouquet. It’s perfect for weddings. No florist required.
1. Head to the craft store and to pick out materials. You’ll need:
– silk flowers, at least three
– tulle, about a yard per bouquet
– ribbon, about a foot per bouquet
When picking out flowers, consider if you want to use seasonal flowers, which colors you want in your bouquet and how big you want your bouquet to be. In small groupings, odd numbers look best. So, opt for three or five flowers instead of four.
Tulle and ribbons come in a rainbow of colors. Choose colors that compliment your flowers. In the pictured bouquet, I chose yellow flowers with blue tulle and blue ribbon. The tulle and ribbon can match each other, one of the colors can match the flowers or all of the colors can be different. Use your imagination and bring color swatches if matching wedding colors, for example, is important.
2. Gather the flowers together. Cut the stems with a pair of scissors. Leave enough stem length to comfortably to hold the bouquet, about 6 or 7 inches, and match up the stem lengths on all of the flowers.
3. Hold all the flower stems together. Twist the tulle tightly until it’s shaped like a string. Starting near the top of the stems, start wrapping the tulle around them. Wrap spiraling downwards, cover the bottoms of the stems, and then come back up. At the top of the stems, knot the tulle. Cut off most of the excess tulle sticking out from the knot, but don’t cut so close that the knot will come undone. You may want to go over the twisted tulle with a single smooth layer of tulle to eliminate a bumpy look.
4. Cut a piece of tulle about a foot long and twist it. Cut a piece of ribbon to the same length. Take them together and tie a bow around the top of the flower stems. This should cover up the ends of the tulle wrapping the stem.
5. Enjoy your beautiful bouquet!