You will need a mix of different size buttons in different finishes. I also bought sparkly earrings and rings and pulled the backs off them to make the overall bouquet prettier.
I used 26 gauge florist wire for this one and doubled them up for most stems. It needed to be very flexible so I could easily shape the bouquet and that the bouquet stem wouldn't end up too bulky with once all the individual stems were combined.
Take a selection of different buttons
Thread them onto the floristry wire
Each stem should look like this!
This stem is going to have an earring glued to it so I have wrapped a pipe cleaner around the head of the stem to give it some support. I made roughly 100 stems for the finished bouquet
Once you have all the completed stems twist bunches of them together and them wrap these bunches together til the bouquet starts to take shape.
To hide all the wires I purchased a bouquet holder. I didn't end up using this one as I managed to find a creamy lace one that matched my Sisters dress
I forgot to take photos of the next stages so will do my best to describe them:
Remove the bouquet holder and cover the stem in double sided carpet tape.
Tightly wrap ribbon around the stem from the bottom upwards. Tie the end at the top.
Replace the bouquet holder and add some ribbon tails if you wish. I did this by tying a length of ribbon round the bouquet and hid it under the holder allowing just the tails to peep out
I then covered the end of the holder with more carpet tape and ribbon.
The finished bouquet:
If you have any questions or need any help with any of the stages drop me an email or leave me a comment below :)