value A rhinestone heirloom brings
sparkle and significance to this simple bouquet.
The elaborate rhinestone pin centered in this rosette of ‘Toscana’
Alstroemeria petals illustrates how a family heirloom can be
incorporated beautifully and creatively into a bridal bouquet. The piece
of jewelry, in addition to being sentimentally significant, adds
dramatic flair to the otherwise simple arrangement. A collar of rose
leaves positioned beneath the petals adds texture and dimension to the
bouquet, and the bouquet holder creates unity within the arrangement by
emphasizing the dark pink accents on the Alstroemerias.
Despite its impressive appearance, this bouquet is simple and
inexpensive to create. In addition to being a great value, the
arrangement is sure to increase the emotional value of the bride’s
MATERIALS: Posy Pocket® bouquet holder from Cameo MacGuffin; FloraGlu
Liquid Adhesive from Floralife; Alstroemerias from Flores Silvestres S.A.;
pin from private collection.
Design by Patrick Wages
1: Hot-glue a ribbon flange onto
a cone-shaped bouquet holder.
2: Glue rose leaves onto the underside of the flange with
floral adhesive to cover the
flange and make a collar.
Glue the flower petals onto
the top side of the flange,
working from the outside in.
3: Hot-glue the pin onto a wood pick. Dispense hot glue around the
bottom portion of the pick, and insert the pick into the bouquet
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