Tuesday, October 26, 2010

DIY: Mini Bouquet

Mary Veterano Photography

Mums, or chrysanthemums, are the flowers that come to mind when you think of the late summer as it leads into Fall. They're beautiful and come in many different colors. Because they're so readily available they are the perfect in-season flower for your Fall wedding. These are also flowers that won't break your bank and are easy peasy to arrange yourself.

Mary Veterano Photography

It took me about five or ten minutes to put this little bouquet together this morning.

  • Flowers
  • Scissors
  • Floral Tape
  • Ribbon, Burlap, Fabric, or Twine to decorate
Step 1: Trim your flowers and separate them by length.
Step 2: Begin arranging your flowers starting from the center and adding more, creating a larger and larger bouquet.
Step 3: When you have a large enough bouquet tape stems together using floral tape. Trim stem ends. You can leave the stem ends sticking out for a more country, fresh-cut look or you can trim them evenly and continue to wrap the floral tape around the bottom.
Step 4: Wrap your decorations around the stems to hide the floral tape. I used twine. If you are using fabric or thick ribbon you may need hot glue to secure it.
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These bouquets have tons of uses. I don't have any special events coming up, so I'll be using mine as a decoration to brighten up my room. I've hung my little bouquet upside-down to dry it out. The small bouquets make great flower girl bouquets, and larger ones could be made for the rest of the bridal party. This even works as boutonnieres for the groomsmen.

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