DIY Brides: I need your help again!! How do you keep the flowers together in a silk bouquet?

by DIY wedding planner on May 15, 2012

I want to make silk bouquets for my wedding. I want them stem area to be thick so I can wrap it with ribbon like a real bouquet, but how do i keep the flowers from sliding up and down? I know they have those foam balls in holders, but are the handles thick enough to make a hand-tied style bouquet?

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daVIDica May 15, 2012 at 5:35 am

Use floral tape. Cheap and green. Can get it anywhere. You don’t necessarily have to use the balls or anything. You can also use, very discreetly, hot glue. Works wonders for covering stems.
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Georgie.Girl May 15, 2012 at 6:32 am

you could use garden wire. I know it sounds odd, but if you wrap it around the stems tightly in a kind of pattern then they will hold together quite nicely. :) then you can tie a nice thick bit of silk ribbon around it. :)


lydiajane1983 May 15, 2012 at 6:44 am

you could use glue to make a silk bouquets for your wedding. I hope this helps.


Amie87 BTB 5/23/08 May 15, 2012 at 7:31 am

use either wire or hot glue to keep the stems in place then get Florists tape and wrap the stems. This way you can control the thickness. Plus if the ribbon happens to slip you wont be seeing wire and glue you just see green like a stem.


Nate's mom May 15, 2012 at 8:16 am

I wrapped my silk flowers with green wire to keep them together. Then we wrapped them with green floral tape. Then we added the ribbon on top.


adshaw32 May 15, 2012 at 8:55 am

I would suggest using the green floral wire and then wrapping them in the green floral tape and then tying the ribbon around them. Since they are silk, I bet the stems and the tape will match up pretty close in color and no one will be looking at the flower stems close enough to even notice the tape anyways. They should be looking at your and your groom! :o )

I found a metal handle at Hobby Lobby and used the foam ball for my flowers. My sister has a pick machine that she used to pick my flowers and greens and some ribbon loops for color in the bouquet.

My bridesmaids flowers were simple. They had 2 bunches of flower that I picked out and we wired another type of flower that I liked. We then used the green tape to hold them all together and we tied them with ribbon.



candy May 15, 2012 at 9:52 am

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