I didn't make my own, but I did buy a fake (real touch/silk) bouquet. I put it in my carry on suitcase, cushioned with a little tissue paper. I didn't have any pins or picks (like the starfish) in it - I put those in my checked luggage, just in case. All made it through the trip just fine!
My bouquet is now in a vase in our bedroom, and I love seeing it every day.
So i'm thinking about making my own bouquet with fake flowers, has anyone done this before? If so, how did it turn out and how were you able to take it on the plane? Did you have to check it? Did they make a big deal about the pins? Any feedback would be appreciated! Thanks!