What you’ll need:
- 2 spools of 5/8′ satin ribbon
- 1 roll decorative lace trim (9 feet)
- Bouquet holder with round styrofoam top
- Pearlized round or corsage pins
- Glue gun and glue sticks
- Pearl necklaces or old chain (optional)
Estimated cost: $30
Step 1: The first thing you’ll want to do is decorate the handle and underpart of the bouquet holder. I started by wrapping them with ribbon and then adding the lace so the white of the holder wouldn’t show through.
Step 2: If you’d like to add the necklace embellishments to your bouquet, now would be the time. To do so, remove the styrofoam top of the holder and thread the necklaces through the holes. Once you’ve got them where you’d like, put a little glue on to hold them in place.
Step 3: Next, the ribbon and lace flowers need to be made. To create the ribbon flowers, cut a length of ribbon (approximately 9 inches for small and 18 inches for large roses), and tie a knot on one end. Put a spot of glue on knot, twist the ribbon, and place it in the glue. Continue to twist and wrap the ribbon around until there is only a small end remaining, tuck that tail under the rosette and glue it in place.
Step 4: For the lace flowers, cut a length a lace (approximately 12 inches for small and 24 inches for large flowers). Take one end of the lace and fold it over, then glue it in place. Next, make a star-like shape around the glued end, glue it in place, and let the glue dry. Wrap the the remaining lace around the shape until you’re happy with the flower you’ve created.
Step 5: Use the pins to attach your flowers. For the bouquet I created, each large flower had three pins and each small flower had one. I organized the flowers in an alternating pattern, using the ribbon and lace flowers. Simply push the pins through the flowers and into the styrofoam, but not all the way in, and create a round shape. If you find that the flowers seem loose, simply add some glue at the base of the pins to keep them in place. Continue to add flowers until your bouquet is nice and full.
Step 6: Enjoy your hard work!
We think the combination of pink, ivory, and white satin and lace, and the extra embellishments with pearls make this bouquet very romantic with a bit of vintage flair. Tell us what you think!