DIY wedding teardrop bouquets?

by DIY wedding planner on June 5, 2012


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what kind of holder would i need etc and any tips would be great. i am making a hydrangea artificial bouquet because the flowers arnt out at the time of my wedding and no one makes hydrangeas in a tear drop..
thanks for that? do you have any tips on how to place them in the oasis holder tho?

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Courtney June 5, 2012 at 5:20 am

You will want a foam holder with an angled cage such as
http://www.profoams.com/Images/Accessories/BouquetHandle_S.jpg

Hydrangea bouquets in a tear drop shape are going to be rare because it is very difficult to get hydranges (big and round) to be any shape but round.

Using artificial flowers will actually make this easier for you because you can trim the flowers to fit the shape you imagine.
— if you trimmed a fresh hydrangea that small it probably wouldnt be sturdy enough to survive. ———-

good luck.

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Kellie21 June 5, 2012 at 6:18 am

You just place them in the holder and it sticks in the oasis. You will not have a problem…I just bought awhole bunch of pink and green hydrangeas I love them…you can also use artificial flower glue so you know they will stick and stay.

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?Wenzu Princess? June 5, 2012 at 7:07 am
weddrev June 5, 2012 at 7:27 am

Years ago, it used to be called a cascade.

What you want to do is wrap all the stems with floral tape. You will stretch it slightly as you wrap & that will cause the tape to adhere to itself.
If the stems aren’t long enough you need to add some floral wire to them. Do this to the leaves, as well.
Then you will assemble the bouquet. Place the flowers in a pleasing design, from the side it will look like half a ball. Then add flowers to make the teardrop shape. When you get it to where you like it, remove the flowers one at a time, dip them in some white glue & re-insert the stems into the holder.

Visit Michael’s or a Hobby Lobby & take a look at some of their floral books, to get some ideas and more info.

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Stephanie June 5, 2012 at 8:08 am

You could also get come bouquet jewelry/crystals to put into the bouquet to make it sparkle and pretty. Im getting a couple of off ebay, they have alot of different types that you could choose from.

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