12 April 2011
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. ...
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.