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Wedding Bouquet Tutorial using the Holly Chapple Egg

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Alison from Bloom Culture Flowers is sharing a DIY wedding bouquet hack you won’t want to miss! Learn how to make a wedding bouquet with this handy DIY tool: the Holly Chapple Egg!


What on earth is the Holly Chapple Egg? Well flower friends, it is a great tool to help you make a bouquet! It keeps your stems where you put them. To some, making a bridal bouquet can be intimidating because things shift and move around. But this little plastic device that looks like an egg alleviates all of the stress of keeping things together.

I also found that you can use *way* less greenery and floral because you aren’t trying to overcompensate with more flowers. This is a great tool for any DIY bride or budding floral designer. And, best of all, it is a great replacement for floral foam, and is completely reusable. We’re all about an eco-friendly wedding solution!

With bouquets, there are many shapes to choose from. I found this tool helpful in creating all of them! If you want a flowing organic bouquet, use the egg. If you want a round, traditional bouquet, use the egg. If you want a cascade bouquet style… you see where this is going, right?

Use this DIY tutorial to learn how to use the Holly Chapple Egg to make wedding bouquets that look totes profesh!  

The Holly Chapple Egg

Supplies you’ll need: 

  • Holly Chapple Egg (you can find them on Amazon)
    • There are two sizes. 6” for bridal bouquets and 4” for bridesmaids. If you want a smaller bridal bouquet go for the 4”! 
  • Snips
  • Floral Tape
  • Ribbon

Flower Recipe: 

  • 3 Spray Roses
  • 3-4 stems Butterfly Ranunculus
  • 4 Stock
  • 6 Quicksand Rose
  • 4 Toffee Roses
  • 3 Mini Carnations
  • 3 stems Andromeda 
  • Stems of Salal/Lemon Leaf
  • Stems of Gunni Eucalyptus

How to Make a Bouquet Using the Holly Chapple Egg


Start by Placing Greenery

Holding your egg in your non-dominant hand begins placing greenery. Place a few stems of one variety (if you are using more than one) and then a few of another. You want to try for different lengths, shapes, and sizes. Don’t worry about covering the entire egg with greenery. We will fill in with flowers. 


Fill in Linear Blooms

Once you’ve placed a few key pieces of greenery, move on to your linear blooms. I like to use stock or snapdragons. They help create shape and length (if you want a more organic bouquet) 


Add in Sprays

Next use your sprays such as spray roses or mini carnations. THis is where we can start to cover up more of the egg. 


Place Focal Flowers

After placing the sprays move on to our focal flowers such as roses. We’ve used two varieties of roses in this tutorial, play with depth and placement. Make sure they are not all on the same plane to create depth and a more professional look. 

Pro Tip!

Periodically stop and trim your stems! They don’t need to be 24” long while you are designing. It will make things WAY more manageable. 


Move onto Detailed Flowers

Once the roses are placed, move on to your detailed flowers. Here we’ve used delicate butterfly ranunculus. We place these after the bouquet is mostly done because we don’t want them to get lost or smashed while building the structure. 


Fill in Any Empty Holes

Once the bouquet is looking full and almost finished, fill in any holes you see with leftover greenery. Pay attention to the drape of the greenery to compliment the design of your bouquet. 


Secure Stems with Floral Tape

Finish off the bouquet with some floral tape securing the stems at the base. This can be loose and helpful for ribbon placement. 

Pro Tip!

Practice placing the stems at an angle for a more organic look. Thread through the Egg structure and other flowers at different heights for a more dynamic look. 

Holly Chapple Egg Wedding Bouquet Tutorial

Holly Chapple Egg Bouquet Video Tutorial:

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Alison is a Martha Stewart Top Floral Designer and the founder of Bloom Culture– where we help couples through the entire process of DIY wedding flowers. We take your needs and wants—along with your budget—into account to create a DIY flower plan just for you that checks all the boxes! We take a guided approach to DIY wedding flowers ensuring we do the hard part so you can do the fun part!