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!

This $299 “Savannah Heirloom” bouquet was created by Vaughn Designs and is wrapped in a soft pink vintage ribbon.

This blue and purple themed bouquet, priced at $250 by Blue Petyl, features a mix of silk flowers.

This “shabby chic” bouquet by Mbarrett16 (deposit $200) was created especially for a particular bride and the shop takes custom orders!

NicolasAcicero makes colored theme bouquets ($170+), like this red, ivory and black bouquet pictured.

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Aud Nordby
Aud nordby2 years ago


Sandi C.
Sandi C.3 years ago

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

Winn Adams
Winn Adams3 years ago


Amanda S.
Amanda S.3 years ago

great article :)

KS Goh
KS Goh3 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Dana W.
Dana W.3 years ago

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.

Kamryn M.
Kay M.3 years ago

haven't seen these before.

Jennifer P.
Jennifer P.3 years ago

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!

Lin Moy
Lin M3 years ago

looks tacky to me.

Holly Lawrence
Holly Lawrence3 years ago

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