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DIY: Build Your Own Wedding Bouquet

If you love to make your own bouquets for your home, you can easily make one for your own wedding, or for that of a friend or family member. Not only will you help to save money, you'll also create a unique, personalized bouquet that will help to make the day more special. Remember to try to go with simple, fresh flowers that are grown locally — if you can buy from a flower grower or farm and cut the flowers yourself the day before the wedding, you're guaranteed to have gorgeous, fresh blooms.

What You'll Need

  • Floral Wire
  • Stem Wrap Tape
  • Hot Glue
  • Long Stemmed Fresh Flowers
  • Preservative Solution
  • Small Bucket
  • Fabric or Ribbon that matches or contrasts well with bridesmaids' dresses
  • Knife

To find out how to "build" your bouquet,


  • To maximize your flowers' freshness, soak flowers in a preservative solution in the small bucket overnight.
  • Gather the flowers together, and wrap (not too tightly) the wire around the stems, until the stems are covered.
  • Trim the stems, using the knife.
  • Wrap floral tape around the wires.
  • Spread the stems until the flowers are arranged as you would like.
  • Wrap the ribbon or fabric around the base and stems of the flowers. You can use hot glue to secure it, or you can simply wrap it tightly.
  • Enjoy the gorgeous bridal bouquet!
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