DIY Boho Cascading Bouquet

This Boho Cascading Bouquet may seem difficult to make, but don’t worry. With our step-by-step tutorial, you’ll be able to create one in no time. Now roll up your sleeves and let’s get arranging. 

FLORAL SUPPLIES AND TOOLS NEEDED

STEP 1: DYE THE SOLA WOOD FLOWERS

Dye the flowers at least 24 hours before you start crafting. This will ensure the flowers are fully dried before stemming.

We mix sola dye, sola softener, and water. Check this How to Dye post for the recommended ratio of water to paint. After mixing, paint the softener.

Insert a toothpick at the back of the flower and start dipping. Make sure all the parts of the flowers are dyed. Let the excess dye drip then set it aside to dry.

STEP 2: PREPARE THE GREENERY

Our theme is boho with overflowing greenery.

Take your fillers and greenery and break them into smaller bunches. This will make it easier to grab and insert when you start arranging the flowers. Do the same way with the Stoebe fillers. They get tangled pretty easily so it's great to break them apart beforehand.

STEP 3: STEM THE SOLA WOOD FLOWERS

Once the flowers are dried, replace the toothpick with the floral wire. Add hot glue to the tip of the wire then carefully push it into the base of the flower. You may also squeeze a dab of glue to the underside of the bloom then poke through using the wire. Let the glue dry and make sure the flower is firmly attached to the stem.

Learn how to stem Sola Wood Flowers like a pro in this Tutorial.

STEP 4: START ARRANGING THE FLOWERS

First, get a pair of eucalyptus of different colors, filler, or greenery. This will serve as your initial framework.

Pick one bloom (preferably a closed bud) that’s semi-opened or a smaller flower. This will be the tip of the cascade drop. Wrap with floral tape as you go for added support and stability.

Add a larger flower below it. Start adding fillers as you arrange and complete the cascading part of the bouquet. Continue to add flowers in a triangular pattern.

Once you reach the desired length of the cascade, secure it with tape. Bend the stem towards you. The bent stem will serve as the holder.

Build the top of the bouquet. Grab 5 to 6 stems and form a circular base. Then gradually add more flowers. Continue adding more layers until you are happy with the size and look of your bridal bouquet.

STEP 5: ADD MORE FILLERS AND GREENERY

Insert dried Stoebe to fill in the spaces in the arrangement. Surround the underside with generous bunches of preserved eucalyptus. Secure the stem with floral tape.

STEP 6: WRAP THE HANDLE WITH BURLAP TWINE

Apply glue to the topmost part of the floral tape. Stick the burlap twine then twist and wrap until the handle is fully covered. Secure the ends with hot glue.

It’s not so complicated after all! You did it!