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  • Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff     Boutonnieres may seem intimidating to make, but they're actually one of the easiest flower DIYs you can tackle for a wedding. They are small, which means you don't need many flowers, and they're quick to make once you get the hang of it. So why not make your own for a fraction of the price that you would spend for a florist to do it for you?You can even use flowers from the grocery store.     Supplies: Scissors Tulips Solidago Monte Casino Floral Tape Ribbon  Straight Pin   How-To:   1. Start by removing all the lower leaves from the solidago and monte casino. Then cut the stems down to 5-7 inches.       2. Now, begin assembling the boutonnieres. Start with the solidago, as a base. Then add a tulip, crossing the stem of the tulip and solidago, like an X. Next, add the monte casino.     3. Wrap all of the stems with floral tape to secure the bout, starting about one inch down from the lowest bloom.     4. Cut the excess stems off, straight across, 1-2 inches down from the floral tape.     5. Add a ribbon and keep a straight pin handy for pinning onto the groom and groomsmen before the ceremony. Keep stems in a shallow dish of water until ready to use.     About $12 worth of flowers from the local grocery store, makes 7-10 boutonnieres, which means the cost is less than $2 per boutonniere.    
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  • Project by Janie Medley Photos by Tori Watson of Marvelous Things Photography     These vibrant bouquets are perfect for spring or summer weddings for brides on a budget. How cute these would be for the bridesmaids!? The citrus color palette is so yummy and cheerful!   Before you begin to design the bouquets, clean the stems of the flowers and cut them and give the stems a trim and place in clean, cool water until you are ready to begin the design.       Ingredients:   I purchased a mixture of spring flowers with bright color palettes. The flowers are from a local flower farm.   Garden Roses Peonies Ranunculus Poppies Snow Berries (for texture) Billy Balls..aka…Craspedia (for texture) Pieris (for texture) Citrus Floral Tape Ribbon Scissors

     

      Step One: Begin by placing the stems of flowers on the table or counter that you are working on. This will make it easier and quicker to put the bouquet together.         Step Two:  Begin with the garden rose and simply start adding the flowers to build the bouquet. For these mini bouquets, use 7-9 stems per bouquet.     Step Three: Tape the stems and tie with the ribbon.     There you have it! Mini citrus bouquets!
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  • Project by Janie Medley Photos by Tori Watson Photography   This lovely floral wall makes perfect décor for a wedding reception, bridal shower, dinner parties — you name it!       Ingredients:  4 Bunches of Carnations (I used 4 different color palettes) Washi Tape Scissors Note:  Carnations are “hardy” flowers.  They do quite well out of water.  If you are going to have your carnation wall outside (and if it is a warm day), I would fill a spray bottle with water and mist the carnations.   How To:   Step One:  Purchase the carnations a couple of days before the event.  Once you get them home, give the stems a trim with the floral scissors and place them in a bucket of cool water.         On the day of the event, cut the stems of the carnations.  (There are 25 carnations in a pack, so depending on how full or how large you want the flower wall to be, use your judgment on how many you need to use).       Step Two: Cut a strip of the washi tape and secure the carnation to the wall. Place the carnations on the wall in whatever pattern you desire.     Step Three: I used some of the leftover stems and placed them in bud vases and I cut the blooms off the stems to place around the vases! 
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  • Project by Janie Medley Photos by Tori of Marvelous Things Photography     This is the perfect floral DIY for the décor at a wedding reception, dinner parties, baby showers...the list goes on!     Ingredients:   Bud Vases Wire Scissors  Flowers (I used Bupleurum, Queen Anne’s Lace and Snow on the Mountain)   How To:     Step 1: Extend the wire about 12 inches.       Next, wrap the wire around the top of the vase 2-3 times and pull it tight.     Now, criss cross the wire 3-4 times.     Step 2: Repeat Step 1 and remember not to cut the wire until you have connected all the vases with the wire. Also, make sure to leave at least 10-12 inches of wire between each vase!     Step 3: I connected the vases to the mantel in my home with clear packing tape. Depending on what you are connecting the vases to, you could use nails to secure them. Once the vases were in place, I placed the flowers inside the vases and I decorated the mantel with flowers and lots of votives!   Love the look of suspended blooms? Check out our Hanging Flowers board for more inspiration!
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  • Project by Janie Medley Photos by Tori Watson   This DIY flower crown is perfect for the bohemian bride!       Ingredients:  Seeded Eucalyptus Waxflowers Tansy Flowers + the pretty green leaves Scissors Floral Tape Floral Wire How To:      Once you get the flowers home, give the stems a cut and place in a clean vessel with water to let them hydrate for about an hour or two.   Separate the flowers from the stems and make mini bouquets.       Take the 2 pieces of floral wire and place one piece midway on top of the second piece. Then, cover the wires with the floral tape. Note: to save time, you can also purchase floral cloth wire. This way, you would only have to tape the two pieces together.   Now bend the wired to form a circle and measure the crown around your head and cut off  the excess wire, but leave enough to make adjustments if necessary.     Start adding the mini bouquets of flowers and taping them on with the floral tape. Overlap the bundles of flowers as you add them on. Just have fun with this process and be creative as you like.     There you have it!!  
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  • Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff   Make your wedding escort cards even more special with these fresh flower wreaths that display guest's names and table numbers. They smell great, look good hanging or displayed flat on a table, and double as a small favor for guests to take home. Want to make your own?        Supplies: Floral Tape Velvet Ribbon Scissors Wire Clippers Vine Wrapped Craft Wire Fresh Flowers - Solidago, Phlox, Limonium-Caspia How-To:     1. Cut a piece of wire that is roughly nine inches long (this may vary depending on how large you want each wreath to be).     2. Bend the wire into a circle and twist the side around the circle you've created, to make it strong and secure.       3. Attach a few flowers to the circle at a time, using floral tape, and then stacking the next round of flowers on top of the tape from the last. Repeat this process until the circle is completely covered with flowers, and you cannot see any of the floral tape.     4. Cut a piece of ribbon for the top of the wreath. This can be used solely for decoration or as a way to hang each wreath on a wall or board.     5. Lastly, print table numbers and guest's names out onto card stock. Cut and attach to each wreath.  
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  • Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff   Make your wedding escort cards even more special with these fresh flower wreaths that display guest's names and table numbers. They smell great, look good hanging or displayed flat on a table, and double as a small favor for guests to take home. Want to make your own?        Supplies: Floral Tape Velvet Ribbon Scissors Wire Clippers Vine Wrapped Craft Wire Fresh Flowers - Solidago, Phlox, Limonium-Caspia How-To:     1. Cut a piece of wire that is roughly nine inches long (this may vary depending on how large you want each wreath to be).     2. Bend the wire into a circle and twist the side around the circle you've created, to make it strong and secure.       3. Attach a few flowers to the circle at a time, using floral tape, and then stacking the next round of flowers on top of the tape from the last. Repeat this process until the circle is completely covered with flowers, and you cannot see any of the floral tape.     4. Cut a piece of ribbon for the top of the wreath. This can be used solely for decoration or as a way to hang each wreath on a wall or board.     5. Lastly, print table numbers and guest's names out onto card stock. Cut and attach to each wreath.  
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  • Project by Janie Medley  Photos by Tori Watson Photography   Create these pretty posies for the mothers and grandmothers of the bride and groom to carry or pin on!       Ingredients:  Flowers (I used Dahlias, Seeded Eucalyptus, Craspedia Billy Balls, Coleus) Floral Tape Floral Pins Ribbons Scissors (for flowers and ribbon)    How To:        Step One: Begin with the “filler” flower: Coleus and Seeded Eucalyptus. Take a couple of stems of each and add a couple of blooms of the dahlias and add the billy balls.       Step Two: Tape the stems together and cut them to your desired length.     Step Three: Tie the stems with ribbon.   There you have it - a cute posy to carry!       Step Four: If you want to make a pin on posy (aka a corsage), follow the same steps above, but cut the stems shorter and add a ribbon and use the floral pin to pin on!     Shown Above: Two posies to pin and one to carry. How lovely!        
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  • I've seen hair flowers sell on etsy for over $80.00, and although they're gorgeous, that's just not in my budget.

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    This pretty creation will set you back $62.00 plus shipping. So here's my version of a hair flower, designed to match my earrings. And the total cost...$16.00.

    Materials:

     

    silk flower (mine is a peony-type)
    feathers (optional)
    fabric glue
    small styrofoam ball, about 2" (I recommend using 'smoothfoam', which is more solid and is stronger than regular styrofoam)
    Swarovski crystal beads or glass beads
    faux pearl beads
    flat-head straight pins (look in the jewelry aisle, they look just like sewing straight pins, but have a flat head on the top)
    alligator hair clip

    Instructions:

    Remove the flower from the stem. If your flower is almost the size of your head like mine was, remove a few of the outer petals to make it smaller. Also remove any plastic pieces from the center of the flower. Glue the petals back together on top of each other, layering them by size.

    If you're using feathers, trim them down to your desired size (longer for more feather goodness, shorter if you want them to be subtle) and glue them to the backside of the flower.

    Then you can add the alligator clip on top of the feathers. I made sure the clip I bought had a large, flat surface so I could glue it to the flower.

    While the feathers and clip dry, start working on the inside. Take one of the small styrofoam balls and cut in in half. Take a bead and thread it onto a flat-head pin. Cut the pin to a shorter length so it will stick into the half-sphere, but not out of the other side. Dip the pin in the fabric glue to ensure it stays put once you've stuck it into the ball.

    Start arranging the beads in random order (or you can make a pattern if you like) by sticking them into the styrofoam. This will give you a 3-dimensional look once you add it to the center of the flower, which really shows off the sparkle.

    Once you've covered the styrofoam, add a generous amount of glue to the bottom of the beaded ball, and stick it in the center of your flower.

    And there you have it! A custom-made, one of a kind hair flower for under $20.00. Have fun with it...change the bead or feather colors to match your wedding colors, or even do a colored flower.

     

     

    For more DIY projects, visit my blog!

     

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  • Send your guests home with cheery plants! We've chosen bright zinnias in three colors. To give the plants a homemade touch, wrap them in Kraft paper and tie with a string. Then add a white office tag and stamp it with table numbers or each guests name. 

     

    You will need:

    A flat of bright, seasonal annuals White or brown Kraft paper White tags Scissors String Stamps (letters or numbers) Ink

     

     

    Step 1: Cut 2 squares out of the paper about 4 x the size of the pot.

     

     

    Step 2: Wrap the paper around the pot so it just barely covers the pot and the bottom of the plant.

     

     

     

     

    Step 3: Tie a string around it to secure.

     

     

     

     

    Step 4: Stamp names or numbers on white tags. Put plenty of ink on the stamps and then press very quickly and lightly onto the tag with the stamp. Then tie the string on the plant using the string that is already wrapped around the plant.

     

     

    Step 6: Place all the plants in a wooden crate to display at the entrance of your event.

     

     

    Sending your guests home with flowers is eco-friendly and the wrapping and stamping adds a homemade, personal touch. 

     

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  • Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff     Boutonnieres may seem intimidating to make, but they're actually one of the easiest flower DIYs you can tackle for a wedding. They are small, which means you don't need many flowers, and they're quick to make once you get the hang of it. So why not make your own for a fraction of the price that you would spend for a florist to do it for you?You can even use flowers from the grocery store.     Supplies: Scissors Tulips Solidago Monte Casino Floral Tape Ribbon  Straight Pin   How-To:   1. Start by removing all the lower leaves from the solidago and monte casino. Then cut the stems down to 5-7 inches.       2. Now, begin assembling the boutonnieres. Start with the solidago, as a base. Then add a tulip, crossing the stem of the tulip and solidago, like an X. Next, add the monte casino.     3. Wrap all of the stems with floral tape to secure the bout, starting about one inch down from the lowest bloom.     4. Cut the excess stems off, straight across, 1-2 inches down from the floral tape.     5. Add a ribbon and keep a straight pin handy for pinning onto the groom and groomsmen before the ceremony. Keep stems in a shallow dish of water until ready to use.     About $12 worth of flowers from the local grocery store, makes 7-10 boutonnieres, which means the cost is less than $2 per boutonniere.    
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  • Project by Janie Medley Photos by Tori Watson of Marvelous Things Photography     These vibrant bouquets are perfect for spring or summer weddings for brides on a budget. How cute these would be for the bridesmaids!? The citrus color palette is so yummy and cheerful!   Before you begin to design the bouquets, clean the stems of the flowers and cut them and give the stems a trim and place in clean, cool water until you are ready to begin the design.       Ingredients:   I purchased a mixture of spring flowers with bright color palettes. The flowers are from a local flower farm.   Garden Roses Peonies Ranunculus Poppies Snow Berries (for texture) Billy Balls..aka…Craspedia (for texture) Pieris (for texture) Citrus Floral Tape Ribbon Scissors

     

      Step One: Begin by placing the stems of flowers on the table or counter that you are working on. This will make it easier and quicker to put the bouquet together.         Step Two:  Begin with the garden rose and simply start adding the flowers to build the bouquet. For these mini bouquets, use 7-9 stems per bouquet.     Step Three: Tape the stems and tie with the ribbon.     There you have it! Mini citrus bouquets!
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  • Project by Janie Medley Photos by Tori Watson Photography   This lovely floral wall makes perfect décor for a wedding reception, bridal shower, dinner parties — you name it!       Ingredients:  4 Bunches of Carnations (I used 4 different color palettes) Washi Tape Scissors Note:  Carnations are “hardy” flowers.  They do quite well out of water.  If you are going to have your carnation wall outside (and if it is a warm day), I would fill a spray bottle with water and mist the carnations.   How To:   Step One:  Purchase the carnations a couple of days before the event.  Once you get them home, give the stems a trim with the floral scissors and place them in a bucket of cool water.         On the day of the event, cut the stems of the carnations.  (There are 25 carnations in a pack, so depending on how full or how large you want the flower wall to be, use your judgment on how many you need to use).       Step Two: Cut a strip of the washi tape and secure the carnation to the wall. Place the carnations on the wall in whatever pattern you desire.     Step Three: I used some of the leftover stems and placed them in bud vases and I cut the blooms off the stems to place around the vases! 
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  • Project by Janie Medley Photos by Tori of Marvelous Things Photography     This is the perfect floral DIY for the décor at a wedding reception, dinner parties, baby showers...the list goes on!     Ingredients:   Bud Vases Wire Scissors  Flowers (I used Bupleurum, Queen Anne’s Lace and Snow on the Mountain)   How To:     Step 1: Extend the wire about 12 inches.       Next, wrap the wire around the top of the vase 2-3 times and pull it tight.     Now, criss cross the wire 3-4 times.     Step 2: Repeat Step 1 and remember not to cut the wire until you have connected all the vases with the wire. Also, make sure to leave at least 10-12 inches of wire between each vase!     Step 3: I connected the vases to the mantel in my home with clear packing tape. Depending on what you are connecting the vases to, you could use nails to secure them. Once the vases were in place, I placed the flowers inside the vases and I decorated the mantel with flowers and lots of votives!   Love the look of suspended blooms? Check out our Hanging Flowers board for more inspiration!
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  • Project by Janie Medley Photos by Tori Watson   This DIY flower crown is perfect for the bohemian bride!       Ingredients:  Seeded Eucalyptus Waxflowers Tansy Flowers + the pretty green leaves Scissors Floral Tape Floral Wire How To:      Once you get the flowers home, give the stems a cut and place in a clean vessel with water to let them hydrate for about an hour or two.   Separate the flowers from the stems and make mini bouquets.       Take the 2 pieces of floral wire and place one piece midway on top of the second piece. Then, cover the wires with the floral tape. Note: to save time, you can also purchase floral cloth wire. This way, you would only have to tape the two pieces together.   Now bend the wired to form a circle and measure the crown around your head and cut off  the excess wire, but leave enough to make adjustments if necessary.     Start adding the mini bouquets of flowers and taping them on with the floral tape. Overlap the bundles of flowers as you add them on. Just have fun with this process and be creative as you like.     There you have it!!  
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  • Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff   Make your wedding escort cards even more special with these fresh flower wreaths that display guest's names and table numbers. They smell great, look good hanging or displayed flat on a table, and double as a small favor for guests to take home. Want to make your own?        Supplies: Floral Tape Velvet Ribbon Scissors Wire Clippers Vine Wrapped Craft Wire Fresh Flowers - Solidago, Phlox, Limonium-Caspia How-To:     1. Cut a piece of wire that is roughly nine inches long (this may vary depending on how large you want each wreath to be).     2. Bend the wire into a circle and twist the side around the circle you've created, to make it strong and secure.       3. Attach a few flowers to the circle at a time, using floral tape, and then stacking the next round of flowers on top of the tape from the last. Repeat this process until the circle is completely covered with flowers, and you cannot see any of the floral tape.     4. Cut a piece of ribbon for the top of the wreath. This can be used solely for decoration or as a way to hang each wreath on a wall or board.     5. Lastly, print table numbers and guest's names out onto card stock. Cut and attach to each wreath.  
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  • Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff   Make your wedding escort cards even more special with these fresh flower wreaths that display guest's names and table numbers. They smell great, look good hanging or displayed flat on a table, and double as a small favor for guests to take home. Want to make your own?        Supplies: Floral Tape Velvet Ribbon Scissors Wire Clippers Vine Wrapped Craft Wire Fresh Flowers - Solidago, Phlox, Limonium-Caspia How-To:     1. Cut a piece of wire that is roughly nine inches long (this may vary depending on how large you want each wreath to be).     2. Bend the wire into a circle and twist the side around the circle you've created, to make it strong and secure.       3. Attach a few flowers to the circle at a time, using floral tape, and then stacking the next round of flowers on top of the tape from the last. Repeat this process until the circle is completely covered with flowers, and you cannot see any of the floral tape.     4. Cut a piece of ribbon for the top of the wreath. This can be used solely for decoration or as a way to hang each wreath on a wall or board.     5. Lastly, print table numbers and guest's names out onto card stock. Cut and attach to each wreath.  
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  • Project by Janie Medley  Photos by Tori Watson Photography   Create these pretty posies for the mothers and grandmothers of the bride and groom to carry or pin on!       Ingredients:  Flowers (I used Dahlias, Seeded Eucalyptus, Craspedia Billy Balls, Coleus) Floral Tape Floral Pins Ribbons Scissors (for flowers and ribbon)    How To:        Step One: Begin with the “filler” flower: Coleus and Seeded Eucalyptus. Take a couple of stems of each and add a couple of blooms of the dahlias and add the billy balls.       Step Two: Tape the stems together and cut them to your desired length.     Step Three: Tie the stems with ribbon.   There you have it - a cute posy to carry!       Step Four: If you want to make a pin on posy (aka a corsage), follow the same steps above, but cut the stems shorter and add a ribbon and use the floral pin to pin on!     Shown Above: Two posies to pin and one to carry. How lovely!        
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  • I've seen hair flowers sell on etsy for over $80.00, and although they're gorgeous, that's just not in my budget.

    Source

    This pretty creation will set you back $62.00 plus shipping. So here's my version of a hair flower, designed to match my earrings. And the total cost...$16.00.

    Materials:

     

    silk flower (mine is a peony-type)
    feathers (optional)
    fabric glue
    small styrofoam ball, about 2" (I recommend using 'smoothfoam', which is more solid and is stronger than regular styrofoam)
    Swarovski crystal beads or glass beads
    faux pearl beads
    flat-head straight pins (look in the jewelry aisle, they look just like sewing straight pins, but have a flat head on the top)
    alligator hair clip

    Instructions:

    Remove the flower from the stem. If your flower is almost the size of your head like mine was, remove a few of the outer petals to make it smaller. Also remove any plastic pieces from the center of the flower. Glue the petals back together on top of each other, layering them by size.

    If you're using feathers, trim them down to your desired size (longer for more feather goodness, shorter if you want them to be subtle) and glue them to the backside of the flower.

    Then you can add the alligator clip on top of the feathers. I made sure the clip I bought had a large, flat surface so I could glue it to the flower.

    While the feathers and clip dry, start working on the inside. Take one of the small styrofoam balls and cut in in half. Take a bead and thread it onto a flat-head pin. Cut the pin to a shorter length so it will stick into the half-sphere, but not out of the other side. Dip the pin in the fabric glue to ensure it stays put once you've stuck it into the ball.

    Start arranging the beads in random order (or you can make a pattern if you like) by sticking them into the styrofoam. This will give you a 3-dimensional look once you add it to the center of the flower, which really shows off the sparkle.

    Once you've covered the styrofoam, add a generous amount of glue to the bottom of the beaded ball, and stick it in the center of your flower.

    And there you have it! A custom-made, one of a kind hair flower for under $20.00. Have fun with it...change the bead or feather colors to match your wedding colors, or even do a colored flower.

     

     

    For more DIY projects, visit my blog!

     

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  • Send your guests home with cheery plants! We've chosen bright zinnias in three colors. To give the plants a homemade touch, wrap them in Kraft paper and tie with a string. Then add a white office tag and stamp it with table numbers or each guests name. 

     

    You will need:

    A flat of bright, seasonal annuals White or brown Kraft paper White tags Scissors String Stamps (letters or numbers) Ink

     

     

    Step 1: Cut 2 squares out of the paper about 4 x the size of the pot.

     

     

    Step 2: Wrap the paper around the pot so it just barely covers the pot and the bottom of the plant.

     

     

     

     

    Step 3: Tie a string around it to secure.

     

     

     

     

    Step 4: Stamp names or numbers on white tags. Put plenty of ink on the stamps and then press very quickly and lightly onto the tag with the stamp. Then tie the string on the plant using the string that is already wrapped around the plant.

     

     

    Step 6: Place all the plants in a wooden crate to display at the entrance of your event.

     

     

    Sending your guests home with flowers is eco-friendly and the wrapping and stamping adds a homemade, personal touch. 

     

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