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!
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.