{Krystal} DIY Brooch Bouquets- Part 1 | The Budget Savvy Bride
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In an effort to make six brooch bouquets quickly, I had a pseudo-birthday party: Brunch with my bridesmaids and a small get together at my house with hot glue guns and costume jewelry. I wanted all my bridesmaids to carry a small brooch bouquet so I enlisted their help to get them started. I had read several tutorials about making brooch bouquets and they all claimed it was “hard,” “time consuming” and that each bouquet needed a ridiculous amount of brooches to be full and beautiful.

I’m here to dispel all those rumors and tell you that, so far (knock on wood!), that the bouquet making process is not too terrible. In fact, three of my bridesmaids finished their bouquets within an hour. I was definitely not expecting that!

Some supplies I used:

26 gauge floral wire

Floral tape

Forest green pipe cleaners

Hot glue guns

Super glue

I used this tutorial by Oops I’m In Love on blogger because it looked the easiest. There was no set number of brooches, no pressure of filling out a huge bouquet… it just required taking your brooches, giving them stems with some wire and glue, and assembling.

Here is how it went:

The table ready for crafting – about 150 brooches!

One of the bridemaid’s bouquets. We stood them up in mason jars for the time being. We plan on wrapping floral tape around the pipe cleaners and then assembling them into a bouquet and wrapping ribbon around the “stems.”

A sneak peak of my bridal bouquet! I am using just the vintage enamel colorful brooches for my bouquet, while I’m trying for gold and silver tones in my bridesmaids.

This project is not near completion yet, but we have a good start on it. With only 54 days until the wedding, this DIY project needs to be done soon!

And, PS, I will still be doing a bouquet toss.. just using some grocery store flowers we get the morning of. ;)

Anyone else attempting a DIY brooch bouquet? How did it work out for you?

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    • Crystal Smith
    • January 12th, 2011

    I actually finished my Bridal Brooch bouquet this past weekend, and like you have mentioned, it is not as difficult as these tutorial sites have mentioned. Mine took about 6 hours but I did mine with stems (Just wire, 20 Guage) and used a bridal bouquet holder with Styrofoam for more stability (http://www.amazon.com/FloraCraft-Bouquet-4-Inch-9-Inch-Crystal/dp/B002HRAEFU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1294886673&sr=8-1). I *love* the way it turned out and believe anyone considering making one, just go for it!

    • savvybride
    • January 12th, 2011

    these are looking great! you are so crafty!!

    • Lauren
    • May 30th, 2011

    I am doing a brooch bouquet and I have to say, it's been a time sink. I'm in a long engagement, so I've got time, but I'm on the verge of having a florist put my stems together (it's gotten pretty big)!

    Yours look lovely!

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