DIY: Fragrant Winter Bouquet

Project & Story By: Chelsea Fuss 
Photos By: Lisa Warninger
Not sure what to carry for your winter wedding? This bouquet is a great option for those who want to stay seasonal but really want a floral bouquet in the middle of winter! Tuberose is extremely fragrant, and quite festive when paired with minty winter pods. Here's how to make it!
Flower Recipe:
-10 stems of tuberose (ask for your florist to have it open, or a buy a few days earlier and keep in a warm room so about half the flowers are open)
-5 stems of seeded eucalyptus (just the pods!) If you can't find it this way, strip the leaves off. 
-3 stems of variegated boxwood or oregonia
flower clippers
torn piece of linen
a vase to hold your bouquet in
Step One:
Strip the leaves off the bottom of the greens and separate the stems of seeded eucalyptus. Each stem will have several long branches, you can clip these to make them into single stems.
Step Two:
Edit 5-6 stems of tuberose by cutting the buds off of the stems. Clip the stem at an angle so the bare top of the stem doesn't show and you just see the blossoms. Keep the long stem with the blossoms.
Step Three:
Gather a piece of the greens and 3 stems of seeded eucalyptus, in one hand. Add some blossoms toward the bottom of the bouquet, and some buds towards the top. (Keep the bouquet in the same hand during the whole process).
Step Three (cont).
As you add each stem, turn the bouquet to the left. Keep the heavier foliage and flowers towards the bottom, and the lighter pods and buds at the top of the arrangement. In general, keep each kind of flower or green separate and in small clusters.
Step Three (cont).
Add just a few random stems of greens and seeded eucalyptus to finish off the shape.
Step Four:
Secure with twine. Make any adjustments to the bouquet and cut the stems short.
Step Five:
Wrap with a piece of torn linen and jute. Use the tossed aside tuberose buds as cake flowers or to decorate tables by placing them in tiny vases. Keep you bouquet refrigerated and in water until ready for use.
This super sweet, chic bouquet costs around $30-$40 to make! Hint: The tuberose bouquet would look pretty and effortless with a sheath wedding dress.
Last Updated: August 21, 2014 at 3:10 pm
Tags: DIY, Flowers
Log in or Sign up to post a comment
Other ideas in DIY Flowers by BlairDIYEditor
1375582525 thumb 1369856394 content diy easy diy flowers three ways 1 1415908607 thumb 1415907998 content 11 1427390548 thumb 1427389689 content 1 1375582456 thumb 1367430123 content diy a modern centerpiece 1 1375582461 thumb 1367519056 content diy gorgeous chiffon and tulle 2 1408989135 thumb 1408988212 content finished project floral escort cards diy 3

Find Your Wedding Vendors

Featured Vendors Near You

You Might Also Like These Photos...
Chat About It