There’s nothing quite like a fresh rose bouquet – fragrant, feminine and oh-so-cute when created within a vintage teacup! These DIY rose teacup bridal bouquets are the perfect party favor for any bridal shower. Guests will be swooning over these mini masterpieces – and the great thing is, they’re also easy to make!
Use white or pale pink roses for a traditional theme – choose wildflowers and even eucalyptus for a more bohemian scheme. Pick teacups that mimic the colors of your invites – a pearly white, rosy pink and minty green work well here for a bright and playful look. If you want a more eclectic look, pair mismatched vintage teacups together for a bit of whimsy! You can find some great teacups in all different sizes and designs at antique stores or thrift shops.
Invites / table numbers above are our Garden Roses invitations, which match perfectly for a floral theme.
Gather your materials! You’ll need floral foam (note: certain foams are better if you want the florals to last longer – check out your options at your local craft store), vintage teacups, scissors and a rose bouquet. If roses aren’t your thing, feel free to use other flowers that match your wedding theme!
Use a sharp knife to cut a small block of foam that will fit inside your teacup.
Fit the foam at the bottom of the teacup. It should fit snug and fill up the bottom of the cup. Pour just a small amount of water on the foam to moisten it – if you add too much, the block will float! Not good! Let the water soak into the foam.
Cut the select roses you want for the arrangement. About 5 small roses should fit into a teacup (my cup was a bit larger than normal size). Stand them up next to the cup to guide your cuts. The stems should be about a few inches long — depending on your roses and the size of your teacup. Cut the stems at an angle.
Remove any leaves that sit too low on the stems- you can leave some higher-sitting leaves in for a bit of greenery, if desired!
Simply poke the rose stems into the foam – work from the outsides first, filling in spaces with roses/leaves where necessary.
Continue filling the teacup until the desired fullness is reached. If your bouquet is a bit larger, hot glue the saucer to the teacup to prevent tipping. Place around the shower tablescape or at each guest’s seat to finish!
If you’d like to use these bouquets as table numbers, simply tape your number card to a wood skewer (cut short so that it’s hidden) and stick in the middle of the roses. Lovely!
DIY rose teacup bridal bouquets