Here’s a tutorial on how to create your own DIY fabric flower bouquet. Fabric bouquets are a great option because you can save it as a keepsake forever! You can also customize your fabric bouquet using colors that match your wedding, as well as incorporate details that make it extra special. Read on to find out how to make your very own DIY Fabric Flower Bouquet.

Hi, guys! I’m back with yet another wedding project. I saw a fabric bouquet on Etsy while browsing Pinterest & it was like love at first site. I was obsessed! I knew as soon as I saw it, “That’s my bouquet!” I clicked the link & my heart sank when I saw the price: $425. What!?! NOOO!
I decided I still needed this bouquet. Obviously. Hey, the heart wants what the heart wants, right? Haha. I was determined to have it, so I decided to make it a DIY project. I started collecting fabric from the remnants section in local fabric stores. Everything in the bin is 50% off & I only needed a little bit of each type of fabric. After I had enough fabric & “bling” I got started in the construction of the bouquet.

Supply List

  • Different colors & types of fabric. Chiffon, organza & light fabrics worked best for flower-making. Lace & stiffer fabrics made for good filler between the flowers.
  • Earrings, brooches & other jewelry from my great aunt, grandmother, etc. I had to buy diamonds & other “bling” for filler since I didn’t have enough to fill the whole bouquet.
  • An 8″ styrofoam ball (Michael’s)
  • A dowel rod. I made my husband saw it down to 8″ or so to make the handle.
  • White straight pins
  • Hot glue
  • A taper candle & lighter (Or a tealight. Anything with an exposed flame is best)
  • Pearl braided ribbon for the handle
  • Pearl beads
  • Organic coconut oil to heal the battle wounds I got from the glue gun, haha (;

How to Construct Your Fabric Bouquet

Insert the dowel into the styrofoam ball. I put it in on a slight angle so the bouquet would be closer to me when I held it, instead of sticking straight out. It’s hard to tell in the picture.

I used a sturdier white fabric to cover the styrofoam ball. I secured it with straight pins & hot glued the fabric in spots that was bunching up. Be careful, hot glue melts the styrofoam! It doesn’t have to look pretty. I added pink fabric to the handle & hot glued the heck out of it to the white fabric. The last thing you want is your bouquet to fall off your handle when you are walking down the aisle, hahaha. Not a great picture, but you get the idea.


I wrapped lace around the pink handle & covered the bottom of the handle in pearl beads. I wrapped a braided pearl ribbon around the edge to give it some detail.


Begin making your fabric flowers. I learned how to make mine here. Basically, you cut out different sized circles, make cuts in the circles to create petals & you burn the fabric around the edges. I found it was best to make a bunch of sizes then decide which ones look best when stacked together.

Once you have all your layers, stack them & sew them together to make a flower. I pushed earrings through the middle & pinned brooches on. A few of them I sewed a cluster of pearls or hot glued diamonds.

I pinned my flowers onto the ball before I hot glued them. I wanted the option to move them around, but if you are confident you can get right to gluing them.


I stacked circles of fabric & folded them together for filler between the flowers to make it nice & full. The perfectionist in me wishes I had done them at all different lengths so the bouquet didn’t turn out so circular, but I’m just glad I finished it!

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If you liked this post, be sure to check out my post on how I made a DIY Wedding Veil
Comment below if you have any questions. Thanks for stopping by!!
Wedding photos by Jason Edward Photography


  • Kathy Sherbert

    Thank you, Kristen, for the tutorial. I’m attempting to make a bouquet for Kelly’s wedding in Oct!

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