DIY Bouquet & Boutonniere: Desert Wedding

Planning a desert wedding?  You won't have to worry about your flowers when you create your bouquets and boutonnieres with artificial flowers!  Follow this simple tutorial by Southern Girl Weddings and learn how to make a bouquet and boutonniere with long-lasting fake flowers. 

BOUQUET
DIY Desert Bouquet

DIY Desert Bouquet

Materials: 
Ranunculus
Roses
Dried EchinopsThistle
Preserved Silver Brunia
Succulents
Sedum
Preserved Repens
Floral Wire
Floral Tape
Wire Cutters
Ribbon

DIY Desert Bouquet

Step 1:  Using wire cutters trim any leaves or thorns from the flower stems. 

DIY Desert Bouquet

Step 2:  Gather your larger focal flowers and start arranging them into the desired shape that you want your bouquet to be.  Add in the medium and smaller sized flowers and succulents wrapping with floral tape as you go.

DIY Desert Bouquet

Step 3:  Use your filler flowers and greenery to fill in any gaps in your bouquet. Continue to wrap the stems with floral tape.  Trim the ends of the stems to the desired length with wire cutters.

DIY Desert Bouquet

Step 4:  Finish off the stems with your ribbon of choice, starting near the bottom of the flower stems and wrapping toward the base of the flowers.  Secure the ribbon with a dab of hot glue

BOUTONNIERE
DIY Desert Boutonniere

DIY Desert Boutonniere

Materials:
Succulent
Sedum
Preserved Silver Brunia
Floral Tape
Wire Cutters
Ribbon

DIY Desert Boutonniere

Step 1:  Using wire cutters trim off the individual flowers or small pieces of greenery that you will be using for the boutonniere, and cut off any leaves from the lower parts of the stems.

DIY Desert Boutonniere

Step 2:  Arrange the flowers and greenery.  Secure the flowers with floral tape.

DIY Desert Boutonniere

Step 3:  Wrap the stems with the ribbon of your choice, starting close to the bottom of the flower stems and wrapping up to the base of the flowers.  Trim the stems to the desired boutonniere length using wire cutters.

DIY Desert Boutonniere

Step 4: Secure the ribbon with a dab of hot glue.

Design by Southern Girl Weddings with faux flowers from Afloral.com


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