SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- Assorted silk flowers
- Wire cutters
- Floral tape
- Hot glue gun/glue gun sticks
- When selecting flowers for a garden-style wedding bouquet, it's important to select lots of large-sized flowers like roses, peonies and dahlias so they create a lush, full bouquet.
- Use wire cutters to trim floral picks into smaller pieces, then separate each flower into separate piles.
- Starting with a stem of greenery, bend each branching stem out to create a base "cage" structure for the bouquet.
- Start adding large flowers like roses or peonies to create the shape of the bouquet, then continue adding additional smaller flowers to fill in space and add dimension. Allow some of the flowers to sit higher than others.
- Bend and manipulate the stems as you create so you can determine where to place the next stem.
- Add in additional stems of greenery, especially around the edges, but keep the greenery to a minimum for this garden-style bouquet.
- Once the bouquet is the desired size, use floral tape to secure the stems together. Use wire cutters to trim the ends to equal lengths.
- Wrap ribbon around the base of the bouquet, using hot glue to secure the ribbon, hide the floral tape and finish off the bouquet.
- To make the bottom of the stems look more natural, bend them outward so they are slightly bent in different directions and not perfectly straight.