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Thursday, January 3, 2019

The Wedding Diaries: DIY Bridal Bouquet Using Fake Flowers and Recycled Materials

I would have loved to write about the 2018 that has been awesome or whatever topic that's fitting for the new year but I am more excited to share this with you.

You see, I never really thought a bridal bouquet can cost so much. Php 5,000-7,000 seriously?! No, thanks.

Today, I decided to create my own bridal bouquet because aside from the fact that we'd rather spend our money on more important things like a fridge full of frozen yogurt, I was bored as hell as well.

Plus, crafting things makes me feel giddy all the time.

So here's what boredom got me:
DIY Bridal Bouquet Using Fake Flowers
Materials used. Not included in the photo, old calendar and scratch papers.

DIY Bridal Bouquet Using Fake Flowers

Step 1. I created a base. Using an old calendar that's made of thin cardboard, I rolled it to create a handle. And with all the scratch papers I can find in the house, I crumpled it into a ball and created something that looks like a maracas. The last layer is a clean sheet of bond paper, of course.

DIY Bridal Bouquet Using Fake Flowers

Step 2. I removed the leaves and cut the stem, leaving only the flower.
DIY Bridal Bouquet Using Fake Flowers

DIY Bridal Bouquet Using Fake Flowers

Step 3. With a glue gun, I glued the flower to the base one by one.
DIY Bridal Bouquet Using Fake Flowers

Step 4. I made a ribbon using a burlap strap and glued it at the bottom of the flowers. I also used the strap to cover the handle. And lastly, I wrapped the handle with a laced burlap and secured it with a twine. I wasn't able to take a photo of the process because of this:

Accidentally hot glued myself. Actually, two thumbs have blisters.
I ended up with blisters but I am so happy with the outcome! I love the colors, the rustic feel, and the size is just right.

I know it's still too early to be doing this. Pero #AdvanceAkoMagisip. Seriously though, I wouldn't want to put pressure on myself, make the bouquet the last minute, and end up frustratingly paying a hefty amount for fresh flowers.

I wouldn't be too sure if this would still be intact by May. But right now, that's not really my concern because I can just do another one. What I'm worried about is that my mom would definitely kill me once she finds out what I did to her flowers that have just been lying around the house gathering dusts. #BeProudOfMeMamaHaha

DIY Bridal Bouquet Using Fake Flowers

What we're aiming for is a cheap but not a tacky wedding. If you want to see how are we going to pull it off and maybe learn a tip or two, follow my wedding diaries. :)



5 comments:

  1. Ang galing! At ang ganda pa! I also want a budget wedding but I don't have talent lol

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  2. Ang ganda naman!!! Civil lang yung kasal namin kasi ang mahal magpakasal sa simbahan. Good for you at nakakagawa ka ng paraan para makatipid. So nice maam sarah...

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  3. Ganda! Excited ako to see all your wedding projects.

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  4. You are certainly the most creative. I wish I have the skills to to something like this for our wedding.

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