- LED lights
, battery powered. (The ones I like the best are Fairy Lights, which are very popular in the UK, but a little harder to find in the US. In the end, I bought them from this vendor
, via ebay
.). They come in many colors, and a variety of sizes (different numbers of lights per string). I got the 35 light string set for the bride, and the 15 light string sets for the bridesmaids. I got the white light sets, because I want my flowers to add color to the bouquet, not the lights. (The title image is the 15 light string set, with 12 flowers on it, and the 3 extra lights hidden randomly in the bunch).
- Simulated rose petals
. (I bought these in bulk from here
. Comes out to a penny a petal, if you get enough other stuff from their cool website
for free shipping, etc.) Many more colors available there.
- 5/16" ID (inner diameter) clear PVC tubing
. Can be found at any hardware store. You will need about 1 to 1.5 inches of tubing per flower.
- Double stick tape
. After trying other glues, I found this works best, and is cheap and easy to find most anywhere (craft stores, hardware stores, office supply stores).
- Green pipe cleaners
. Available at any craft store.
- A pair of scissors
Optional: Soldering helper.
I find the 'extra hand' indispensible. You can use anything that will hold the tubing in place while you stick the petals on.