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Make Your Own Wedding Brooch Bouquet

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Make Your Own Wedding Brooch Bouquet

Brooch bouquets (along with alternative invites) for weddings is a trend that seems to be really sticking around. While buying them straight-out can be pricey (think $250 and up), crafting your own bouquet is easy-peasy (and great for the environment, just think of all those fresh cut florals saved!) Follow the simple instructions below and then check out our 5 inspiration pieces from awesome Etsy sellers. Who knows, maybe if you love crafting one for yourself (or a friend), you’ll stumble upon a mini-business!

1 – Gather as many brooches as possible – around 50 is ideal for making a standard brides bouquet. They can be sentimental, gathered from friends or just bought at flea markets. You can do it based on a color theme, a type of stone or just a theme you want to go after.

2 – You’ll also need scissors, wire cutters, needle nose pliers and a hot glue gun.

3 – Attach wire to the back of your chosen brooches. The technique here will vary piece-to-piece, but just make sure none of them droop.

4 – If you so choose, cover the wire with tape (corsage tape works well). This can add strength and pull together multiple wires, if you have a bunch.

5 – From here you can go one of two ways – you can create the brooch from all the strands you have and then cover the base in fabric. Or, you can choose to push each pin into a styrofoam ball. Both perfectly acceptable choices!

Looking for more green tips for your wedding? Check out these great ideas being shared on Pinterest!

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Lo Lankford

Lo Lankford is a recent Los Angeles transplant after a decade in the Big Apple. In her "spare time" (ha!) she used to run a dog rescue called Badass Brooklyn and helped save over 400 dogs. Otherwise? Nerd'do well, whistle blower, proud hillbilly from the sticks.


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4:56AM PDT on Apr 9, 2013


11:51AM PDT on Sep 27, 2012

Years ago my Aunt made me a tree out of old jeweraly.

6:33PM PDT on Aug 7, 2012


10:13AM PDT on Jul 27, 2012

great article :)

2:53AM PDT on May 6, 2012

Thanks for the article.

8:20PM PDT on May 5, 2012

Beautiful but look like they'd be heavy. I like the idea of mixing them in with fresh or silk flowers - wish this idea had been around back when I got married.

1:23PM PDT on May 2, 2012

haven't seen these before.

3:33PM PDT on Apr 30, 2012

So pretty! I saw a friend-of-a-friend's bouquet. Lovely, and then you don't have to worry about drying it and keeping it '4EVR' and having it crumble. These can be heirlooms, special pieces from granny's collecction, even if she's no longer on this earth. And, one bouquet can contain Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue!

7:44PM PDT on Apr 29, 2012

looks tacky to me.

8:32PM PDT on Apr 28, 2012

Beautiful! Fantastic Idea..and a way to incorporate family keepsakes...

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