Create this artificial bouquet that not only looks beautiful on the day of your wedding or special event, but that will look just as beautiful in years to come. This free-spirited bohemian styled bouquet features bold Proteas, nestled in a bed of lush greenery, wildflowers, berries, and thistles. The combination of wild and whimsical stems make this bouquet a beautiful and unique arrangement. Read this tutorial to learn how to make this boho bouquet designed by Blooming Bouquet!
2 Open Needle Protea Spray in Burgundy
2 Protea Flower in Dark Mauve
1 Protea Tropical Flower in Dark Pink
3 Mini Poppy in White Green
1 Peach Blush Rose Bouquet
3 Peony Flower in Marsala Wine
2 Berries in Blue
1 Wild Raspberry Spray in Two Tone Plum
2 Wildflower Pick in Mauve Purple and Green
1 Thistle Spray in Blue
1 Thistle Spray in Blue Grey
1 Thistle Bundle in Green Purple
3 Seeded Eucalyptus Spray in Green Burgundy
1 Silver Dollar Eucalyptus Leaf & Berry Spray
1 Eucalyptus Spray in Green and Grey
2 Smilax Leaf Spray
2 Succulent Spray in Burgundy
1 Sedum Succulent Pick in Burgundy and Green
2 Sedum Succulent Stem in Green
2 Sedum Spray in Burgundy
1 Raw Muslin Wrap in Natural White
1 Pack of 12 Guinea Fowl Feathers
1 Wire Cutter
1 Floral Tape
1 Glue Gun
Step 1: Gather the Smilax Leaf spray, the Silver Dollar Eucalyptus spray, and the blue Thistle spray flowers together. Then add your focal flower, the mauve Protea spray, into the middle.
Step 2: Cut off the lower branch of the plum Raspberry spray and add the pieces throughout the bundle.
Step 3: Include smaller focal flowers, like the dark pink Protea bloom.
Step 4: Continue clustering your medium sized blooms around the proteas.
Step 5: Trim the larger Sedum Succulent bloom down to about a 3"diameter. Place it between the two Protea blooms to break up the color and add depth.
Step 6: Add smaller blooms to the bouquet. This bouquet features two white Poppy stems and four blush Roses.
Step 7: Increase the bouquets' texture by adding a purple Thistle bundle and mauve Wildflower pick.
Step 8: With floral tape, attach several Guinea Fowl feathers to the blue Thistle spray, hiding the tape in the foliage.
Step 9: Using a zip tie, secure the stems together tightly. Tape the bouquet stems around the zip tie with heavy duty floral tape.
Step 10: Cover the floral tape with a beautiful muslin bouquet wrap. Start the wrap by hot gluing the ribbon end to the floral tape. Continue to wrap the muslin around the stems several times, and cut the cloth so that the edge ends in the back of the bouquet. Cut the ribbon and glue to the back side of the bouquet to secure. Hand tie a knot around the wrap of lace or silk ribbon to add a decorative touch.
Step 11: Trim all the stems so that they are even and approximately 6" length below the bouquet wrap.
If you decide to make your own wedding bouquet with artificial flowers, we'd love to see it! Add #Afloral to your wedding photos on Instagram to share.Discover more faux floral bouquet designs by Blooming Bouquet: Instagram @bloomingbouquet.etsy | Facebook @bloomingbouquetco