Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

french chateau wedding bouquet

A faux bouquet of flowers is the perfect accent to a lovely gown. The faux flowers never look bad, travels well, and will be a memory to keep for a long time by simply dropping it in a vase.
Step 1

First, cut the stems off each bush as close to the base as possible.
TIP: When using a bush, you will want to have the stems as long as possible to make a bouquet.

Step 2

This bouquet will be built in your hand. Determine which flowers you want to be focal and place them in front facing you.

Step 3

Continue to add flowers to your hand as you build a bundle. Keep in mind the front is facing you, but the bouquet will be seen from all angles. Some stems will need to be slightly bent so they help create this round shape. Add in some taller and daintier floral accents to help create movement to finish the look.

Step 4

Once you have a bundle you like, wrap the stems with wire and twist to hold. Cover the wire with layers of floral tape.
TIP: Floral tape will become tacky when it’s slightly stretched and overlapped.

Step 5

Trim all the stems to one length with a wire cutter.

Step 6

Choose three ribbons you would like to accent your bouquet. Layer the ribbons and wrap around the stems overlapping, making an "X", from top to bottom and back up to the top. Tie a double knot to secure and leave the tails long.
TIP: Always cut the ribbon tails at an angle with sharp scissors for a professional look.

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