January 2, 2012

Fabric Flower Bridal Bouquet

When My future DIL was here for Christmas she told me about the latest trend in bridal bouquets for vintage themed weddings, I just had to try making one


Before I get started I want to thank you for your feed back on my New Years post,  "The meanest comment I received in 2011".  Your comments were hilarious! 

So, the future DIL is planning a vintage themed wedding.  She reads my blog (Bonus points) and saw the fabric flowers I make being used in bridal bouquets



So we set off to get the supplies....an assortment of fabrics in her colors


We picked light weight polyester lining fabrics, laces, and tulle.  Then we went through my bling box and picked out an assortment of vintage pins.

I used a plastic flower holder from the craft store.  You could use a wooden dowel, but since I did not have one on hand I used part of a vintage hanger



 I cut, hot glued, and pushed it through the holder


Then covered the handle with ribbon


I used a half styrofoam ball


And pinned fabric around it


Then removed the lace the holder came with and replaced it with antique tulle and hot glued the half ball on the holder


Time for some fun!  I made up 9 fabric flowers the tutorial is HERE
And pinned them on to get the placement right before hot glueing them in place


I filled in with antique and vintage laces and tulle then added 13 vintage rhinestone and pearl pins


We have no idea if the bouquet will work with her dress


But she might be able to use it somewhere in the wedding decor


The reception venue has a fireplace mantle where the DIL wants to display family wedding pictures

My Dad was 17 and Mom was 21 (Cougar) when they got married


Maybe this new trend will replace tussie mussies in our romantic decor


It would even be pretty next to my dress form in a milk glass vase


Since the wedding is in November my dress form will watch over this lovely bouquet until we decide its fate



UPDATE:  Here is the wedding, with the bridal bouquet
This project took many hours to complete, but who's counting when you're having fun!

Happy Creating!

82 comments:

Chris said...

Carol,
This is positively stunning! Your future DIL is a very fortunate gal to have you in her life.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

so beautiful Carol ... and something that could be treasured for a very long time.
I've seen some made out of vintage jewelry, pieces from the brides family or just collected pins, earrings etc. Haven't attempted it yet...I think I like yours better.

Karen said...

This takes my breath away, it's so beautiful! You are one talented lady.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Oh I hope she uses it...it is beautiful. You did a lovely job on it!

Melodee said...

so prettttttty, and I love the picture of your mom and dad! are you beside yourself getting ready for this wedding??

Polkadot-pretties said...

love this you did a great job {as always} it would be wonderful if she used it....

Claire x

Ruby Jean said...

Oh I LOVE LOVE LOVE It!!! It is GORGEOUS!! and so very Timeless.. The colors you used are SO pretty and soft...I also LOVED how you used a Vintage Hanger it fits so perfectly with it.. So much better than a Dowel rod... I am sure little miss Dress form will keep a watchful eye over it.. :) Oh I almost forgot to wish you a VERY Happy New Year!!!!

Anita said...

BEYOND WOW! Another great tutorial...Thanks for ...yet again...not making me use my brain

Anita said...

The glitch that wouldn't let me post here seems to have been corrected simply by using the post "anonymous" for a couple of times. It has worked fo the other sites that I couldn't post on, too. FYI YEA I'm free again...

Coopy said...

Stunning. You have such wonderful ideas! Happy New Year!

BECKY said...

Happy New Year, Carol! What a STUNNING bouquet you created! One of the loveliest I have seen!! You are sooo talented, gal!

Hope your new year is fabulous!!
Hugs,
Becky

HeartVintageDesign said...

I love it Carol! It is lovely. I am so glad I found your blog!

Createology said...

You have created a lovely treasured heirloom and your future DIL is most fortunate to be in your family. Vintage Hugs...

Stampin D Amour said...

Carol - this is GORGEOUS!!! You are so talented with your DIY projects! I need to make more time to create things, I hardly have time to remove the coffee cup off my desk...LOL!

OMG! - cougar comment so funny!

Congrats on your bottles being featured on the GF blog!!! xo

-pamela :)

Vicki said...

Carol this turned out just beautiful! Happy New Year

Nancy said...

Such a lovely boquet! Makes me wish I was getting married so I could buy one from ya! heehee

Have a great week!

Nancy

Larain said...

Caroll you are so talented, what did you do in your previous life? I am totally in awe of the things you. I look forward ever time I receive an email to see what you have done next. You fan from down under
Larain

lynn said...

this is just SO lovely, carol! (love the cougar comment:)

Gina said...

That bouquet is gorgeous! My niece is getting married in October & I told her all about these brooch bouquets and offered to make one for her. I couldn't get her to bite though, she's just not into the vintage thing.

Kasia said...

Oh Carol! This is superb! The bouquet isnt beautiful, its Godly!!! I could get married every week if I had a dress and stunning bouquet like that! SO going to try to monkey you! Then again, I tried the flowers, but I guess I have the wrong material, because they seem to burn rather than just curl! Yours are just...wow

Have a Happy New Year! :)

Hugs,

laurie said...

thats beautiful, wish I was getting married,, I would love this,

Kathy said...

Oh my goodness, LOVE it. Elegant and stunning...

sissie said...

Carol,
you have really outdone yourself on this one. It's absolutely stunning and your DIL is one lucky gal to be getting you as her MIL!!!

I love the colors and the vintage jewelry. It's lovely.

hugs
Sissie

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

This bouquet is stunning I would love to display.
The added pins were so beautiful.
I so want to get one of those dress forms and decorate it is on my list of projects this year.
thanks for the inspiration.

Mary Ellen said...

I LOVE this bouquet Carol!!! What a unique and beautiful, not to mention timeless bridal bouquet!

I do so want to try my hand at some of those beautiful flowers one day soon!

bee blessed
mary

Blessings from Cindy said...

Carol~ I love the vintagey bridal bouquet. I just talked to my daughter today & she told me someone was selling something like these for $200 on Etsy!! I will be sharing this with her!! She wanted to try making one & your tutorial is great. Have a wonderful New Year!
Blessings,
Cindy

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

That is just gorgeous, Carol. It looks like it was fun to put together,too.

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

It is BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Can you make one that looks like cally lillies??? That is what my dear daughter wants for her wedding?! It's in 2014..gives you plently of time to practice :) LOL!!!
I'm very impressed!!! You are so talented!!! I could use your HELP with my craft room! It's a bigger project than I expected!
It's COLD and we have a tad of snow. Guess winter is here :(
Warmly,
deb

Vicky said...

That is so pretty and unique. Really, the whole thing just transports you to another time. I am a new follower visiting from Sugar Bee Crafts. Vicky from Mess For Less

Hannele said...

Just wonderful flowers, now have to go to buy fabric, thanks to carol :)

marda said...

I see a number of comments have already said the words I want to use...stunning, gorgeous, beautiful. I've been thinking of trying this since I looked at your tutorial... now I really really want to try it, no doubt it will take me a number of tries before I get anything that looks like yours. Thank you so much for sharing.

debi huntsman said...

Your bridal bouquet is STUNNING!!! I'm absolutely in full *swoon* mode here. What a wonderful, loving creation for your soon to be dil.

Debbie said...

Laughing at the cougar comment...

I love this. I hope one of my girls wants a vintage wedding. That would be right up my alley. I think the fabric hanger instead of the dowl is just plain perfect.

And my favorite shot is the one with the dress form and the bouquet in the vase.

This vicarious wedding planning is going to be fun for me. It sounds like your future DIL is a gal after your own heart!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

This is so gorgeous Carol. My Mom made my sissie one out of broaches and it took her 12 hours..it is gorgeous too. Thanks for sharing.

Jodi Brock said...

love it! Great job! This is exactly what I've been seeing all over the wedding blogs. You nailed it again.

Sandy Michelle said...

I would have loved to have a bouquet like that when I got married! Happy New Year!

Sandy xox

Abbie said...

Oh. my. goodness!

This is crazy gorgeous!

WELL DONE!

My dress had all kind of antique lace over a shimmery gold underlay, and this would have matched perfectly!

I love it!

Would also love it if you stopped by for a visit!

P.S. I'm your newest follower. : )

~Abbie (www.fivedaysfiveways.com)

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

HI Carol, You won a mini pack of shabby chic samples! I had enough to give a few more away to some of my followers~so stop by with an email and give me your name and address please!

Janel@hatingmartha said...

this is beautiful, ridiculously so. And Tussie Mussie's how did I never know about them? Pinned them!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Carol, The bouquet is so gorgeous!! What bride would not fall in love with this?
Hugs,
Sherry

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Beautiful!

kelly said...

Carol, It must be exciting to help your future daughter in law. The bouquet looks lovely.


Kelly

Passionate for White said...

Gorgeous!!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Stunning -- just stunning! How exciting to be a part of your son's wedding in this way! Can't wait to see all of the things you'll no doubt create!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

So beautiful! I love this. Can't wait to show it to my daughter. She's not getting married but we both love vintage themed weddings. Hoping the trend sticks around when she is older. Such a unique bouquet!

Erin said...

Oh Carol!! That is GORGEOUS!!!

Absolutely my favorite project to date!!!!!! I'm not even kidding (thus all the exclamation points, LOL).

If I ever get married again, I for sure want a bouquet like this!!!

Janel@hatingmartha said...

Letting you know these were Featured on Hating Martha today. Stop over for a button if you like! Great job!

Annesphamily said...

Oh My Goodness! Everything you have here is amazing and beautiful! You are one talented lady. May many good blessings come your way in 2012. Hugs Anne

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

So gorgeous!! Thanks so much for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday, I featured this on my blog tonight! Come check it out and grab a button :) http://www.mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2012/01/your-whims-wednesday-41-and-features.html

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

Hi this is so pretty! I love it... Have you seen that bouquet on pinterest of 100% vintage looking pins & broches? It amazing and I thought of u. Ha!
Lina
Fancy Frugal Life

Terry said...

I can't show this to my daughter, or she will want me to make one like it. This is stunning and so cool. I think I will be showing up to the dress form party in Feb.

Nancy said...

Carol, the Bouquet is just toooooo Beautiful!!! Your future DIL sounds like a Dream!!

Huggs, Nancy

Rose said...

Beautiful!!!!!

Rose said...

beautiful!!!!!

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous and you know I just had to read your mean post, laughed my butt off! Sounded like something my DH would say, lol.

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE and LOVE some more. I am speechless at this beautiful bouquet. I am clicking on the tutorial now. So beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Victoria said...

Oh my gosh, that's amazing! I wouldn't even know where to begin!!!

jennspeacornpopnuts.com said...

Beautiful! Wonderful idea and very well done!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Oh, Carol, you just made my heart skip a beat here! I LOVE this bouquet! And trust me, I've seen lots of vintage rhinestone/floral bouquets on pinterest lately. Yours tops them all! Just gorgeous!! It looks right at home and happy with you. I do hope your DIL will be able to use it in her wedding, tho! You did a very nice tutorial, too. Almost ALMOST make it look easy ~ but I know how time consuming it must have been. Btw, did you know that 13 is my lucky number?!?

Thanks so much for linking this up to our Wedding Blog Party!!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie

Alex Morphett said...
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Alex Morphett said...

In today's modern generation,people celebrates their wedding occasions with modern style accessories. They like to vintage themed wedding so use of fabric flowers bridal bouquets one great option for brides to look differ with beautiful.

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Katie said...

Oh Carol... What gorgeous bouquets! You truly are amazing. I have two daughters ~ so I will be bookmarking this post...XoXo

Sara Hanna Originals said...

Heya!! Thanks again for the wonderful tutorial!! I made my first bouquet this weekend, here's a photo on my fan page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=245374645581394&set=a.181034712015388.38924.119582138160646&type=1&theater

Took a good 10 hours over 2 days, but it was well worth it! Shared your lovely tutorial on my page too. :)
Sara
xoxo

Ana Lopes said...

Hi Carol,

This is simply amazing!!! I love all photos!!! The dress is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing tutorial !! You have an interesting blog, I love it.
Have a look at my blog I'll be glad :)!

Hugs from Portugal
Ana Love Craft

www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Amber Kinney said...

Beautiful!! I really like the idea of using the styrofoam and covering it with fabric! Here's a link to my DIY fabric wedding bouquet that is now on etsy. These bouquets are such fun craft projects!

www.etsy.com/shop/UCraftMeUp

Amber

Tamara said...

Thank you so much for posting a tutorial on how to this! I know how to make the fabric flowers and have been trying to figure out how to make them into a bouquet! AHhhh!
Thank you thank you thank you!

Tamara

Effie said...

Just seen this post and its exactly what I've been looking for...thanks for showing how to put it together.. It's beautiful

ashish said...

What a fantastic use of fabric. Just can't imagine this could be made out of fabric. Great work. This fabric flowers are not looking less than fresh flowers.

Pam~Simply Nordic said...

OMGosh Carol, now I am even more super excited about your flower tutorial I keep posting on my blog! This is the most amazing flower to do all this with it! Thanks again for that tutorial. Your bouquet is just divine! xo Pam

Steph said...

Help! Did you cover the plastic collar with anything? I've finished mine but I feel like I should cover the plastic part. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Steph, you left me know way to respond to you, you do not have a blog, so I hope you will come back for your answer. No, I did not cover the plastic, it is really not noticed at all in the wedding or pictures. Sorry, I have no fix for you

Carol The Polka Dot Closet

jinny said...

I am getting married in August 2013 and I am stealing sooo many ideas from this post!

Love the bouquets, love the bracelets, LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Thank you for providing these tutorials for free :)

MY SHABBY FRENCH LIFE said...

So good idea ! I made one bouquet for my pink costume for the Venice carnval (in february) and I think I'll do one with your DIY for my next one.
xoxo from PARIS
Joƫlle

Ivy and Elephants said...

The flowers are just gorgeous! What a lucky girl to have you as a MIL. The wedding is bound to be fantastic!
Hugs,
Patti

Jessica Sowell said...
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jennmcintosh23 said...

Hi I'm wondering what kind of fabrics to use and how in advance can unmask these I don't want them to get dusty

Savanah Clark said...

Hi Carol its me Savanah! The girl that bought your last bouquets! Which I adore :) I just started a blog myself surfaceofsavanah.blogspot.com! Come and follow my page Ill be posting lots of wedding pictures soon :)

Emily Petley said...

Hi, first of all I have to say your bouquet is amazing! And how lovely your dil used it, must be a very proud moment :)
I'm planning on making one myself for my own wedding next year and have a couple of questions..
Roughly how much material will I need
How did you add the material in between the flowers (could it work with just flowers?)
And did you glue the pins down?
Tia and thank you for the tutorial, definitely the best I've found.
Emily xx

Emily Petley said...

Hi, Emily again.. Just a quick update, I have finally finished my bouquet and am using it at our wedding in October :)
I'm so pleased with it, and enjoyed making it with my family; creating memories too!
Your tutorial helped so much. Wish I could upload a picture, I will if I figure out how :) x

Tasty Destination said...

oh my goodness, love your bouquet!! It compliments the wedding dress fabric of your beautiful bridal gown. I'm gonna try this.

Marlene Detierro said...

These are terrific ideas. You are very talented. My mother was like you. Unfortunately, most of her creativeness came from need. One item I remember her making was a coat for one of my younger sisters. Mom had a mink coat that she cut down to fit a kindergartner. Guess in her case necessity was the mother of invention. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Marlene
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