We’re so excited to share a brand new DIY with you today! Like many of you, I (Emma here!) love flowers, but I’m no floral designer. However, when we met the folks at Bloominous and they told us about their kits, we were eager to give it a go. This weekend, surrounded by protea, roses, safari sunsets, liatris, spray roses, succulents, and more, we rolled up or sleeves and tackled our very own DIY boho wedding bouquet (and centerpiece) to prove just how easy it really is. Read on see how it’s done!
We created this DIY boho wedding bouquet thanks to our friends over at Bloominous, who graciously sent us a Bohemian Desert kit to share our experience with you. The kit comes with everything you need to make a DIY boho wedding bouquet and one coordinating boho wedding centerpiece. I have to say, the entire process was fun (who doesn’t love receiving a huge box of flowers on your doorstep?) to + informative (the included instructions were straightforward and easy to follow). Here’s how it went down!
DIY Boho Wedding Bouquet
1. Open the Kit.
Once you receive the kit, open it and you’ll find an assortment of wrapped flowers, greenery, step-by-step instructions, and supplies. Everything you need to make a DIY boho wedding bouquet and boho centerpiece is included! You’ll even receive a darling vase for the centerpiece. You’ll also receive a succulent kit, which includes a succulent, wire, rod, and floral tape so you can include one succulent stem inside your boho wedding bouquet.
There’s a “5 Easy Steps to Get Started” instruction sheet that tells you to hydrate the flowers right away. We hydrated ours overnight, since it says to hydrate for at least 4 hours (optimal 12 hours). It is recommended to arrange flowers two days before the event.
3. Lay out the flowers you’ll be using.
Once the flowers are hydrated, you’ll want to gather the flowers you’ll be using and lay them out flat on a table. (Wire the succulent prior to this step.)
4. Build the foundation with greenery.
You’ll want to create a base for your bouquet with greenery: combine assorted greens and limonium. To keep this bouquet looking boho inspired, you’ll want to make sure some greenery is longer than others.
5. Tuck in additional flowers.
You’ll be adding focal flowers such as the protea, rose, succulent, and safari sunset, tucking them into the foundation you had built. Then, add accent flowers such as the liatris and scabiosa pods.
6. Bind, cut to length, and tie.
You’ll want to bind the bouquet with a rubber band and trim the stems according to your personal preference. Place the bouquet on top of the black ribbon; wrap and secure with pins. Finish with a bow, crafted from the black and white ribbon given.
Looking good now! Here’s the finished bouquet:
Lovely (+ easy to do!)
DIY Boho Wedding Centerpiece
In the kit, you also receive everything you need to make a boho wedding centerpiece. Again, you’ll want to hydrate the flowers, build the foundation of greenery, and insert the focal flowers. The focal flower for the centerpiece is the protea and rose. You’ll also be adding the liatris — at different heights — and safari sunset, scabiosa pods, delphinium, spray roses, and aster. Here’s what the completed centerpiece looked like:
This was a really fun DIY to create and we thought it was so easy to do, especially if you know very little about floral design. The instruction sheets make it really easy and the flowers were super gorgeous (and very beautiful upon delivery). We definitely recommend Bloominous to brides looking to DIY their wedding bouquets and centerpieces! You can see the entire Desert Rose kit collection here.
photos: revelry photography