DIY Bridal Accessories with Gwen Studios

 Weddings don't need to cost a lot of money and there is no need to hire anyone to make your dream a reality. These gorgeous ribbons and trims from Gwen Studios can help you make the most of your day.
From a ribbon boutonniere or small bouquet, to an embellished headband. 
You too can create the perfect Wedding!

As you can see, I received a gorgeous array of fabric, ribbon and fancy trim.
Beautiful soft pinks, lavender and lots of sparkle available exclusively at your
local Walmart and online at 

Making the Boutonniere 

You will need: 
Begin by wrapping one end of your ribbon around the ruler and knotting it twice. Wrap the ribbon as shown below, pulling the end through to create a knot.  

Repeat until you have at least 13 knots. The more knots, the bigger the bloom.
Try experimenting with different sized rulers to create a variety of sizes.

Here's a video to better show you how its done: 

Use a needle and thread to secure the knots so they stay aligned.

Stitch a piece of the 7/8" Sagebrush Green Ribbon in place as shown. 

Slide the knotted ribbon off the ruler. Place a length of floral wire at one end as shown.
 (twist a small loop at the top of the wire to attach any beads or charms later later.) 
Use a needle and thread to secure your ribbon as you roll it to form your flower. Taper the bottom of the flower, stitching it shut, then wrap with the floral tape.

See how I made the leaves here: 

When you are finished making your ribbon flowers and leaves, arrange them as desired. Then bind the stems together with floral tape before finishing with a strip of the Mauve Voile and a bit of  Rhinestone Trim.

Making the Headband

You will need: 

Simply layer your desired ribbon and trims. Adhere them with the quick drying adhesive.
Attach the to the headband with a needle and thread.

I was only supposed to share with you one or two projects but I couldn't help myself.
I'm absolutely in love with the Rhinestone Trim!
The whole time I was playing with it, I was singing , "Diamonds are a girls best friend."  

To make the diamond bracelets below, follow the same layering technique as above. Then attach some jewelry findings of your choice. Click here for a quick tutorial. 
The Rhinestone hairclips were super simple to make! Just a bit of adhesive and sparkly trim. To keep the adhesive from gluing your hair clips shut, use a bamboo skewer  to prop open the clips until the glue has set. 

See more DIY Wedding inspiration at 
Designer Crafts Connection.

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post  for Gwen Studios. 
 I have been provided product in exchange for my creative ideas. 
 The views and opinions are my own. 


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