How to make a light-up wedding bouquet

Bauble bouquets are a perfect bright ‘n’ bubbly addition to a Christmas-themed wedding, or even a cute addition to a snowy, winter wonderland wedding! Why not have an additional way of adding a personal touch to your wedding?

They’re so pretty, we can’t stop staring at them! Add a little sparkle to your floral bouquet, or have a bouquet made entirely out of baubles! We’ve seen paper, silk, brooch, caged bouquets and even lollipop bouquets, but baubles are a whole new thing!  We absolutely love this take on the Christmas wedding theme, paying homage to years of tree decorating and adding a little Christmas cheer to your wedding day.

Supplies Needed:

  • 30 medium-sized shatter-proof Christmas bulb ornaments in two to three textures such as shiny or glitter coated
  • Florist tape and wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Fast drying glue
  • Tulle
  • Matching bead sticks/picks (found at craft stores, probably in the floral aisles…)
  • Styrofoam bouquet base
  • Ribbon, 4 inch
  • Battery operated LED lights 10 per string

Prepare the Christmas ornaments:

  1. Cut about 4 inch pieces of florist wire
  2. Bend the wires in half and stick them into the bulb tops
  3. Glue wire into bulbs
  4. Use as many as you need to fill your bouquet, about half shiny and half glittery bulbs

Prepare the tulle & lights:

  1. Cut ten 4-inch tulle squares
  2. Tie the tulle in the middle with the florist wire
  3. Twist the wire to make a stick
  4. Stick the tulle sticks in the base
  5. Attach the LED lights to 10 of these with craft wire
  6. Cut bead sticks to about 4 inch lengths

Build the bouquet:

  1. Starting in the center of the styrofoam bouquet base, first insert the Christmas bulbs on wires, filling the entire bouquet
  2. Then, add the tulle and lights between the ornaments
  3. To ensure things are filled in, add plain tulle picks without lights as necessary
  4. Add the bead picks as embellishment

Hiding the battery pack:
I made a bag out of the 4 inch ribbon and inserted the battery pack. I attached the battery pack to the handle of the bouquet by wrapping tulle around it and tying it off. I also covered the bottom side of the bouquet form with ribbon.