Make a Royal Wedding Bridal Bouquet in Miniature


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With the Royal Wedding of William and Kate fast approaching, we thought you would like to have a go at making a miniature bridal bouquet. This is a very simple method, but produces a great effect. ...
Make a Royal Wedding Bridal Bouquet in Miniature Images

Materials Required:

  • Flat acrylic leaf shaped bead
  • Florist wire
  • Glass headed dressmakers pin
  • Lichen / Moss
  • 2 open paper roses
  • 7 semi-open paper rosebuds
  • 3 sprays small artificial foliage
  • Fine floral spray flowers
  • Mini pearls
  • 2mm silk ribbon

 

Step 1

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  • Fix a piece of green florist wire through the hole in the rear of the bead and create a loop. This will allow the bouquet to be positioned in your desired place or be held by your bridal doll.

Step 2

  • Place the pin into the edge of a weighted cardboard box: you will be able to slip the loop of the bouquet over this alowing the flowers to hang down whilst you work.
  • Glue a small amount of moss to the bead.
  • Take 3 pieces of narrow foliage, curve them to the left and glue in place.

    

Step 3

  • Place 3 small rosebuds at the base of the bouquet. Curving them to match the foliage.
  • Fix 4 semi-open roses above the rosebuds to form a diamond shape.
  • Add some floral sprays between the lower flowers.

 

    

Step 4

  • Add 2 small rosebuds either side of the top rose.
  • Add another two rosebuds to either side of the middle roses.
  • Above these fix three semi-open rosebuds.
  • Fix two large open roses above at the top
  • Fix 3 rosebuds at the very top spacing them evenly into any gaps.

         

Step 6

  • Finally, fill in open areas with pearls and fine floral spray. Finish by adding a bow to the top allowing the ribbon tails to hang down.

 

Carol Clarke trades as Dolls House Interiors and her website is www.dollshouseinterior.co.uk (this will open in a new window)

This DIY feature was first published in issue 203 of Dolls House and Miniature Scene magazine. If you've enjoyed this feature why not treat yourself to a copy of the magazine, or better still, why not take out a subscription so that you never miss an issue.