Apr
17
DIY Wednesday: All-White Bouquet
Posted by Kate. Filed under DIY Wednesday, Do It Yourself, Flowers

By Brittni Mehlhoff

Accent colorful bridesmaid dresses with all-white bouquets, for a high-contrast statement that really pops. Using just two types of flowers and one filler, you can create a gorgeous monochromatic bouquet that any bridesmaid, or bride for that matter, will love.

You will Need: anemones • ranunculus • veronica white flowers (filler) • 2 feet of ribbon • floral wire • scissors

Step One. Start by removing excess leaves from all the stems. Then, choose a couple of larger flowers and criss cross the stems underneath the blooms. A couple of anemones and one ranunculu is a good start. Keep in mind that the first few flowers you start with will be in the center of your finished bouquet. So choose good ones because they will be the focal point.

Step Two. Add  a few veronica white flowers next, balanced on opposite sides of the bouquet.  Make them slightly higher than the height of the rest of the bouquet, so they can peek out the top.

Step Three. Once you have that first little bundle of flowers in hand, begin surrounding it with additional ranunculus and anemones. Work all the way around the bouquet to create a balanced look.

Step Four. Finish things off with a few flowers that have a natural curve in the stem to fill in any holes and complete the rounded shape.

Step Five. Next, holding the stems with both hands, one hand at the top close to the flowers and the other toward the bottom of the stems, have a friend wrap floral wire around the stems several times as close to the top as possible. Holding the bouquet with both hands will help ensure that the flowers don’t move around while the wire is being wrapped around the stems.

Step Six. Lastly, cut a piece of ribbon approximately two feet long and wrap it around the stems a few inches below the floral wire to keep the stems in place and add a decorative element. Then, cut stems at the bottom of the bouquet so they are all the same length. Place in a few inches of water until heading out to the ceremony.

Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff of Paper & Stitch

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