Make stunning bouquets for bridesmaids to complement the bride's bouquet. With a foam base and a ribbon handle, these are easy to make and beautiful to behold.
- TIP: Push from the stem rather than the head to avoid bruising and breaking the flowers.
- Step 1: Dry the flower stems with paper towels and gently push them 1-inch deep into the upper portion and sides of the foam ball until the foam is hidden by flowers.
- Step 2: Tie a length of ribbon around the base of the arrangement, near the handle, and make a bow on one side.
- Step 3: Repeat the process for the remaining bouquets, and then wrap them in tissue paper, spritz the flowers with water, and refrigerate them until just before the wedding ceremony.
- FACT: Britney Spears carried a bouquet of white roses accented by lace and crystals to walk down the aisle in her wedding to Kevin Federline.
- Step 4: Tie the ends of the ribbon together securely to make a handle, and then slide the knotted part of the ribbon inside of the hole in the foam so that it is hidden from view.
- Step 5: Thread a 5- to 6-inch length of ribbon through the hole in the foam, so that at least 2 inches of ribbon hang out from either side.
- TIP: Use a single variety of small-to-medium-sized flowers with sturdy stems.
- Step 6: Select between 20 and 30 of the freshest and hardiest flowers available for each bouquet, depending on how large the arrangements will be.
- Step 7: Remove thorns and leaves from the flower stems. Then cut the stems to a 2-inch length with the paring knife, and place the stems in a bucket of water.
- Step 8: Use a pencil to push a hole through the foam ball, 1 inch from the bottom of the ball.
- Step 9: Choose a floral style that matches the wedding theme, bridesmaids' colors, and bride's bouquet.