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  • Project and Photos by Erica O'Brien

    Everyone one loves a mini dessert, and with this DIY you can treat all your guests to lots and lots of mini cookies. We just love the mini milk bottles they are packaged in here, but you could easily use a cellophane treat bag or small box.

    What You’ll Need:

    Wooden rolling pin Piping gel Sugar cookie recipe Fondant (in colors of your choosing) Small heart cookie cutter Food-use only paint brush Small acrylic rolling pin

    How To:

    Roll out sugar cookie dough with wood rolling pin, using extra flour if necessary to prevent sticking. Refrigerate until firm before proceeding to next step.

    Use small heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut hearts from dough. Scraps can be either re-rolled and used again immediately or shaped into a flattened disk, wrapped in plastic wrap, and frozen.

    Space cookies on parchment-lined baking sheet and bake at 325, checking after 6 minutes for doneness. Remove from oven when a slight golden brown can be seen around the edges.

    While cookies bake, roll fondant thin with small acrylic rolling pin. Cut small hearts using same heart-shaped cutter used for cookies. 

    Brush cookie with piping gel.

    Place fondant heart on top of cookie, pressing gently so it adheres to cookie.

    Display cookies in mini milk jars (we purchased them on Amazon) tied with matching ribbon.

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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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  • Project by Janie Medley Photos by Rachel May Photography     Decorate your ceiling with hanging floral arrangements! We'll show you how to create your own blooming chandeliers in a few easy steps.      Ingredients: Seeded Eucalyptus and Silver Dollar Eucalyptus Fresh Flowers (I used ranunculus and zinnias) Scissors Floral Wire Green Wire Wreath – I used one large and two small ones How To:     Step One: Separate the eucalyptus into smaller bunches.     Step Two: Place the eucalyptus on the wire frame and secure it on with the floral wire. Continue this process until the frame is completely covered. Note..you want to make sure some of the eucalyptus is hanging over the sides of the wreath.      A completed wire wreath covered with the eucalyptus.       To add the flowers to the wreath, you can use floral water picks or you can wire them on.     You can hang the flower chandeliers with ribbon or use the 12 gauge silver Aluminum wire.     Voila!  
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  • Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff of Paper & Stitch   Sometimes the best flowers for boutonnieres have the shortest stems. Which is why this delphinium and freesia bout is so cute. Using floral wire to keep stems sturdy and elongate them, you can make these beautiful boutonnieres for your wedding party in minutes.     Of course, they're also a small fraction of the price of what a boutonniere from your florist will cost, saving you money on your big day. Here's how to make your own!     Supplies: Floral Wire Floral Tape Washi Tape Scissors Purple Stock Freesia Delphinium Pittosporum How-To:     1. First, cut the stem of a freesia flower and the delphinium. Add a piece of cut floral wire to each flower to act as the new, longer and more sturdy stem. You can do this by poking the wire through the bottom of the stem and up through the top of the flower. Form a hook shape, and pull the wire back down to secure it. Each wire should be 4 to 6 inches long.     2. Next, trim the bottom leaves from Pittosporum and bottom blooms from the purple stock, to prepare them for the boutonniere.     3. Arrange all the flowers and add the Pittosporum behind them, to act as the base, before wrapping all of the stems with floral tape.     4. Cut the bottom 1-2 inches from the stems, to give the boutonniere a clean, short look.     5. Wrap the stems in decorative washi tape, in your wedding colors, or a minimal grey, to cover over the floral tape.     There you have it! Keep in water until it's time to pin them onto the groom and groomsmen.  
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  • Project by Janie Medley Photos by Alisandra Photography     Add a bohemian edge to your bridal look with this gorgeous DIY floral crown!     Ingredients: Jasmine Vine Ranunculus Black Scabiosa Floral Tape Scissors  How To:     Step One: Cut the stems of the flowers to the desired length, you need about ½ stem to work with.         Step Two: Take a piece of the jasmine vine and with the floral tape, begin taping the flowers to the vine. In between taping, try the flower crown on to see how it looks and where you need to place the flowers. Once you have the desired look and feel you are going for, you’re done!     All Finished! If you like, you can make this the night before the wedding and place it in the refrigerator.
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  • Project by Janie Medley

    Photos by Alisandra Photography

    This festive wreath is the perfect addition to an autumn wedding! 

    Ingredients:

    Grapevine wreath (purchase at local craft store) Bittersweet Grevillea or any type of flowering plant, you could also use rose hips Scissors

    How To: 

    Step One: I started the design process at the base of the wreath by inserting stems of the grevillea into the wreath. You don’t need to wire it on the wreath. Being that we are using a grapevine wreath, the stems will stay in place by forcing them within the wreath.

    Step Two: Continue this process until you are satisfied with the look you are going for.  I placed the grevillea on the bottom and the sides.

    Step Three: Now it’s time to add the bittersweet! Cut the bittersweet into smaller stems and begin filling in the wreath. You can add as much as you like to get the look that you desire. 

    There you have it! So perfect and for a fall wedding and for your home!

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  • Project by Janie Medley

    Photos by Alisandra Photography

    With its rich texture and deep, bold hues, this centerpiece is the perfect addition to your autumn wedding tablescape!

    Ingredients:

    Vase of your choice Ranunculus Dahlias Pansies Coleus Waterproof Floral Tape  Scissors 

    How To:

    Always give the stems of the flowers a cut and put them in clear water for about two hours before you begin making the arrangement. When designing, make sure the leaves on the stems are not inserted in the water inside the vessel.

    Step 1: Make a grid across the opening of the vase with the floral tape.

    Step 2: Outline the perimeter of the vase with the coleus.

    Step 3: Add the dahlias.  Make certain you add them in all around so they will be seen from all angles.

    Step 4: Add the ranunculus.

    Step 5: Add the pansies and you are all done!

    Enjoy!

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  • Project by Janie Medley

    Photos by Marvelous Things Photography

    Spread the love with this beautiful floral arrangement — perfect for a welcome display, sweetheart table, or cake table!

    Ingredients:

    Monogram mugs from Anthropologie Seeded Eucalyptus Ranunculus Larkspur Heather Scissors

    How To: 

    Step One: Always begin with processing your flowers once you get them home. Give the stems a fresh cut at an angel and place the flowers in clean water. Start the design with the seed eucalyptus. You’ll want it to hang over the mug, (you may have to place a strip of tape across the top of the mug in order to hold the seeded eucalyptus in place.

    Step Two: Next place the ranunculus in the design. The ranunculus is the “featured flower”. Make certain it is placed in the center and near the front of the design.

    Step Three: Now add the remaining flowers and there you have it!

    So perfect for your wedding or for your home if you are hosting a dinner party!

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  • Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff

    Celebrate a seasonal wedding with this festive DIY centerpiece idea, that involves combining a rosemary tree with fresh flowers that will look great longer than you may think. 

    Want to make your own? Here’s how…

    Materials:

    rosemary tree fresh flowers (mostly reds, burgundies and deep pinks) - I used ranunculus, tulips, hypericum berries, sahara sunset, and brunia berry. scissors water tubes decorative paper  ribbon

    How To:

    1. Start by cutting out a square from a large piece of decorative paper that is large enough to cover all sides of the plastic starter planter.

    2. Then fold the corners upward and then the surrounding sides until the container is covered. Add a ribbon to secure the paper around the container.

    3. Next, fill a tube with water and put the rubbery cap on. Then add one flower stem, after you’ve cut it down to size. You’ll want roughly 1-2 inches of the stem poking out of the top of the tube.

    4. Then, stick the tube into the rosemary tree, hiding the tube, so you can only see the flower.

    5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until the rosemary tree is covered in flowers.

    Now you have a beautiful holiday centerpiece, perfect for a reception, rehearsal dinner, or holiday party.

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  • Project by Janie Medley

    Photos by Alisandra Photography

    A dressed up mantelpiece is the perfect addition to a cozy winter wedding!

    Ingredients:

    Assorted vases of different heights and textures Flowers: Amaryllis – 6 stems Carnations – 12 stems Roses – 10 stems Greenery Ornaments

    How To: 

    Decide what flowers will look best in the assorted vessels. Cut the flowers to fit the vessels.

    Place the greenery on the mantel and align the mantel with the flower filled vessels.

    Add the ornaments in the clear vases and add a few ornaments loosely on the mantel to complete the look.

    Perfect for your holiday décor and also perfect for a mantel at a wedding! Make sure you select the flowers and vessels that are cohesive with the look you’re going for.

     

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  • Project and Photos by Erica O'Brien

    Everyone one loves a mini dessert, and with this DIY you can treat all your guests to lots and lots of mini cookies. We just love the mini milk bottles they are packaged in here, but you could easily use a cellophane treat bag or small box.

    What You’ll Need:

    Wooden rolling pin Piping gel Sugar cookie recipe Fondant (in colors of your choosing) Small heart cookie cutter Food-use only paint brush Small acrylic rolling pin

    How To:

    Roll out sugar cookie dough with wood rolling pin, using extra flour if necessary to prevent sticking. Refrigerate until firm before proceeding to next step.

    Use small heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut hearts from dough. Scraps can be either re-rolled and used again immediately or shaped into a flattened disk, wrapped in plastic wrap, and frozen.

    Space cookies on parchment-lined baking sheet and bake at 325, checking after 6 minutes for doneness. Remove from oven when a slight golden brown can be seen around the edges.

    While cookies bake, roll fondant thin with small acrylic rolling pin. Cut small hearts using same heart-shaped cutter used for cookies. 

    Brush cookie with piping gel.

    Place fondant heart on top of cookie, pressing gently so it adheres to cookie.

    Display cookies in mini milk jars (we purchased them on Amazon) tied with matching ribbon.

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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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  • Project by Janie Medley Photos by Rachel May Photography     Decorate your ceiling with hanging floral arrangements! We'll show you how to create your own blooming chandeliers in a few easy steps.      Ingredients: Seeded Eucalyptus and Silver Dollar Eucalyptus Fresh Flowers (I used ranunculus and zinnias) Scissors Floral Wire Green Wire Wreath – I used one large and two small ones How To:     Step One: Separate the eucalyptus into smaller bunches.     Step Two: Place the eucalyptus on the wire frame and secure it on with the floral wire. Continue this process until the frame is completely covered. Note..you want to make sure some of the eucalyptus is hanging over the sides of the wreath.      A completed wire wreath covered with the eucalyptus.       To add the flowers to the wreath, you can use floral water picks or you can wire them on.     You can hang the flower chandeliers with ribbon or use the 12 gauge silver Aluminum wire.     Voila!  
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  • Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff of Paper & Stitch   Sometimes the best flowers for boutonnieres have the shortest stems. Which is why this delphinium and freesia bout is so cute. Using floral wire to keep stems sturdy and elongate them, you can make these beautiful boutonnieres for your wedding party in minutes.     Of course, they're also a small fraction of the price of what a boutonniere from your florist will cost, saving you money on your big day. Here's how to make your own!     Supplies: Floral Wire Floral Tape Washi Tape Scissors Purple Stock Freesia Delphinium Pittosporum How-To:     1. First, cut the stem of a freesia flower and the delphinium. Add a piece of cut floral wire to each flower to act as the new, longer and more sturdy stem. You can do this by poking the wire through the bottom of the stem and up through the top of the flower. Form a hook shape, and pull the wire back down to secure it. Each wire should be 4 to 6 inches long.     2. Next, trim the bottom leaves from Pittosporum and bottom blooms from the purple stock, to prepare them for the boutonniere.     3. Arrange all the flowers and add the Pittosporum behind them, to act as the base, before wrapping all of the stems with floral tape.     4. Cut the bottom 1-2 inches from the stems, to give the boutonniere a clean, short look.     5. Wrap the stems in decorative washi tape, in your wedding colors, or a minimal grey, to cover over the floral tape.     There you have it! Keep in water until it's time to pin them onto the groom and groomsmen.  
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  • Project by Janie Medley Photos by Alisandra Photography     Add a bohemian edge to your bridal look with this gorgeous DIY floral crown!     Ingredients: Jasmine Vine Ranunculus Black Scabiosa Floral Tape Scissors  How To:     Step One: Cut the stems of the flowers to the desired length, you need about ½ stem to work with.         Step Two: Take a piece of the jasmine vine and with the floral tape, begin taping the flowers to the vine. In between taping, try the flower crown on to see how it looks and where you need to place the flowers. Once you have the desired look and feel you are going for, you’re done!     All Finished! If you like, you can make this the night before the wedding and place it in the refrigerator.
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  • Project by Janie Medley

    Photos by Alisandra Photography

    This festive wreath is the perfect addition to an autumn wedding! 

    Ingredients:

    Grapevine wreath (purchase at local craft store) Bittersweet Grevillea or any type of flowering plant, you could also use rose hips Scissors

    How To: 

    Step One: I started the design process at the base of the wreath by inserting stems of the grevillea into the wreath. You don’t need to wire it on the wreath. Being that we are using a grapevine wreath, the stems will stay in place by forcing them within the wreath.

    Step Two: Continue this process until you are satisfied with the look you are going for.  I placed the grevillea on the bottom and the sides.

    Step Three: Now it’s time to add the bittersweet! Cut the bittersweet into smaller stems and begin filling in the wreath. You can add as much as you like to get the look that you desire. 

    There you have it! So perfect and for a fall wedding and for your home!

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  • Project by Janie Medley

    Photos by Alisandra Photography

    With its rich texture and deep, bold hues, this centerpiece is the perfect addition to your autumn wedding tablescape!

    Ingredients:

    Vase of your choice Ranunculus Dahlias Pansies Coleus Waterproof Floral Tape  Scissors 

    How To:

    Always give the stems of the flowers a cut and put them in clear water for about two hours before you begin making the arrangement. When designing, make sure the leaves on the stems are not inserted in the water inside the vessel.

    Step 1: Make a grid across the opening of the vase with the floral tape.

    Step 2: Outline the perimeter of the vase with the coleus.

    Step 3: Add the dahlias.  Make certain you add them in all around so they will be seen from all angles.

    Step 4: Add the ranunculus.

    Step 5: Add the pansies and you are all done!

    Enjoy!

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  • Project by Janie Medley

    Photos by Marvelous Things Photography

    Spread the love with this beautiful floral arrangement — perfect for a welcome display, sweetheart table, or cake table!

    Ingredients:

    Monogram mugs from Anthropologie Seeded Eucalyptus Ranunculus Larkspur Heather Scissors

    How To: 

    Step One: Always begin with processing your flowers once you get them home. Give the stems a fresh cut at an angel and place the flowers in clean water. Start the design with the seed eucalyptus. You’ll want it to hang over the mug, (you may have to place a strip of tape across the top of the mug in order to hold the seeded eucalyptus in place.

    Step Two: Next place the ranunculus in the design. The ranunculus is the “featured flower”. Make certain it is placed in the center and near the front of the design.

    Step Three: Now add the remaining flowers and there you have it!

    So perfect for your wedding or for your home if you are hosting a dinner party!

    2
  • Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff

    Celebrate a seasonal wedding with this festive DIY centerpiece idea, that involves combining a rosemary tree with fresh flowers that will look great longer than you may think. 

    Want to make your own? Here’s how…

    Materials:

    rosemary tree fresh flowers (mostly reds, burgundies and deep pinks) - I used ranunculus, tulips, hypericum berries, sahara sunset, and brunia berry. scissors water tubes decorative paper  ribbon

    How To:

    1. Start by cutting out a square from a large piece of decorative paper that is large enough to cover all sides of the plastic starter planter.

    2. Then fold the corners upward and then the surrounding sides until the container is covered. Add a ribbon to secure the paper around the container.

    3. Next, fill a tube with water and put the rubbery cap on. Then add one flower stem, after you’ve cut it down to size. You’ll want roughly 1-2 inches of the stem poking out of the top of the tube.

    4. Then, stick the tube into the rosemary tree, hiding the tube, so you can only see the flower.

    5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until the rosemary tree is covered in flowers.

    Now you have a beautiful holiday centerpiece, perfect for a reception, rehearsal dinner, or holiday party.

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  • Project by Janie Medley

    Photos by Alisandra Photography

    A dressed up mantelpiece is the perfect addition to a cozy winter wedding!

    Ingredients:

    Assorted vases of different heights and textures Flowers: Amaryllis – 6 stems Carnations – 12 stems Roses – 10 stems Greenery Ornaments

    How To: 

    Decide what flowers will look best in the assorted vessels. Cut the flowers to fit the vessels.

    Place the greenery on the mantel and align the mantel with the flower filled vessels.

    Add the ornaments in the clear vases and add a few ornaments loosely on the mantel to complete the look.

    Perfect for your holiday décor and also perfect for a mantel at a wedding! Make sure you select the flowers and vessels that are cohesive with the look you’re going for.

     

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