First up let's go back to February/March. That was my last significant blogging and one crazy time. I was maid of honor in my best friend's wedding and had a state conference to help put on the following week. Hectic time, but a great one. My crafty contribution to her wedding was the bouquet she carried at the rehearsal.
I started out with all of this...
To say I was overwhelmed is an understatement. That is a lot of ribbon and tulle. I wanted the bouquet to match and not have too crazy of colors going on. There was a lot of grosgrain ribbon from Crate & Barrel in the pile so I decided to use the white ribbon with "Crate & Barrel" written on it along with the dark green grosgrain ribbon. I started by cutting all of the white and green ribbon up into strips.
I then used some felt I already had and cut out a square. Then I began hot gluing the strips folded over onto the felt.
I kept adding more ribbon until a flower was created (ignore the pipe cleaner that was idea that did not work at all).
Some of the flowers I added in the tulle.
Once I had all of the flowers done I needed something to put them on. Sorry there are no pictures of this step because I just kind of improvised. I used a plastic Target grocery bag and filled it with other plastic grocery bags until I created a sphere at the top and had the bottom part as a type of handle. I used tape to wrap around the bottom portion adding some more plastic bags to create a more sturdy handle. I then hot glued a white burlap to the entire thing.
Then I just started hot gluing the ribbon flowers to the burlap. I added some more burlap around the handle to frame the ribbons and added in the silver bow things that I cut up randomly into the bouquet. In the photo below the handle is at the right.
A closeup of the finished bouquet.
I was very happy with the end result and I think the bride was too. The wedding was amazing, beautiful and fun. An event we are all talking about months later.
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