Are you looking for an alternative to the traditional floral wedding bouquet?
Take advantage of the holiday season and create your own bouquet with glass holiday bulbs! It’s a great nod to the time of year while making a fun (yet elegant) statement.
With the right colors, your bouquet need not be too Christmas-y. For this bouquet, I opted to use elegant metallics and non-traditional tones of mint, pink and peach in bulbs of various sizes. I also added in some leaf sprigs to create some depth.
You Will Need:
Gold spray paint
Wire in 8? strips
Glass bulbs in various shades and sizes
Gold floral tape
Before you begin: Spray paint the leaf sprigs gold and allow them to dry 24 hours.
Step 1: Bend the edge of your wire strips about a 1/4? down.
Step 2: Hot glue the edge of the bended down wire.
Step 3: Quickly enter the wire into the hole of the bulb and secure with glue on the outside as well on both sides.
Step 4: Repeat this to all the bulbs you want to use for the bouquet.
Step 5: Gather 3-4 bulbs at a time into small groups, and wrap them with the floral tape to secure.
Step 6: Incorporate some of the golden leaf sprigs into a few of the bulb groups and wrap with tape. Wrap floral tape around the small groups so that eventually it becomes one bouquet. Wrap a final piece of floral tape around the entire bouquet so that it’s extra secure.
Step 7: Wrap your coordinating ribbon around the bouquet, starting at the bottom and working your way to the top. Be sure to secure it at the bottom with hot glue.
Optional: Tie a bow at the top. Voila!
One of the best parts about this bouquet is that you can keep it in a vase for the rest of the holiday and bring it out every year as a nice keepsake.