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Butterfly Bouquet

Martha Stewart Weddings, Summer 2009

Laura Normandin fashioned her breathtakingly beautiful butterfly bouquet from silk and feather creatures secured on thin wires so that they float and flutter realistically.

Tools and Materials
Assorted floral butterflies, floraltrims.com has a bunch of options
White floral-wire stems
White floral tape
Ribbon

Butterfly Bouquet How-To
Floral butterflies come on wires, making this project super simple. Tape the wires close to the butterfly bodies with white floral tape to cover them and create a uniform appearance. Then gather together a few butterflies and tape their wires together using white floral tape. Stagger the spacing, or tape the wires only at the ends so you'll have lots of wire to bend.

If the wires are short, or if you want the butterflies to be able to be bent farther apart, attach individual butterflies or clusters of butterflies to floral-wire stems (lay the wire from a butterfly alongside a wire stem with a 1- or 2-inch overlap, and tape the two together). Make several clusters, and tape them together to create the desired shape. Finish the stem by wrapping it in ribbon.

See Laura and Ben's Wedding

Comments (5)

  • BotanicalBox 27 Nov, 2012

    If anybody needs help creating this bouquet I've made up a bouquet to purchase at: www.botanicalbox.com. Convo me if you need help creating your own.

  • ecem 11 Dec, 2011

    Hi, I'm from Istanbul you would like to follow. I was thrilled that this bouquet. I'd love to be owned by me. but I'm not talented enough to do this: (

  • macboo 28 May, 2010

    The person who did this iis really talented. Very well put together and beautifu.

  • PrincessSharon 19 Mar, 2010

    This is spectacular! I will take note for my Fantastical Fairy Garden event centerpieces and as a floral anternative. Gorgeous...

  • makuahine 7 Jul, 2009

    how many butterflies do you think I would need to make a bouquet like this for the flower girl?