A variety of DAVE’S silk flowers and leaves of your choice
Ribbon (we used wire-edged pink ribbon)
Floral foam block
Optional: Fancy dessert stand
Step 1: Start by trimming the larger flowers so that the stems are about 2 inches in length. You might choose to have only one large flower in the center, or a few evenly-spaced throughout the centerpiece. For this tutorial, we will use roses as our large flowers.
Step 2: Use U-pins to secure moss and rose(s) to the foam block.
Step 3: Cut off lengths of your smaller flowers (baby’s breath, lilacs, buds, leaves, etc.) that are roughly the same as your roses. These will be your filler pieces.
Step 4: Begin to secure your filler flowers to the foam block with U-pins, adding more moss as you go along. Add these and any other embellishments you like until your centerpiece looks complete.
*Optional: *Optional: If you have a serving platter with an arch or other embellishment, take a length of your wired ribbon and tie into a bow, leaving 2 long tails on either side. Tie or glue your bow to the top of the arch or decoration, then wrap the tails of ribbon around it working downwards. Use a hot glue gun to glue down the ribbon every few inches or so to secure it in place.
Voila! You have your very own hand-crafted wedding centerpiece.
Step 1: Begin with your center flower and add your other floral pieces one-by-one until you are happy with your bouquet arrangement.
Tip: keep in mind to evenly spread out flowers based on their size, color, and texture for a more uniform look.
Step 2: Once you are finished adding your flowers, bunch all of your stems tightly and prepare for wrapping.
Step 3: You may choose to begin by using floral tape underneath your ribbon for extra hold; this is a matter of personal preference. Otherwise, grab your white satin ribbon and begin wrapping the ribbon tightly, just under the bulk of your bouquet. Continue downward, wrapping in a tight, diagonal manner towards the bottom of the stems.
Step 4: When your bouquet handle is as long as you would like it, simply tuck or pin the ribbon in place (add some glue for extra hold).
Step 5: Next, trim your excess stems to your desired length.
Step 6: Lastly, tie your bow to the bouquet handle just underneath the flowers, and you’re all set!
Step 1: Choose the flowers you want for your flower crown. Keep in mind: your garland should be long enough to wrap around your head, resting above the ears.
Step 2: You will be working with small bundles of flowers a time. Start making your bundles by gathering a very small bunch of flowers and trimming the stems to about 2 – 3 inches in length. Next, wrap your stems together using floral tape. It helps to make each bundle identical to one another so the finished crown has a uniform appearance.
Step 3: Take your first flower bundle and bind it to the garland using floral wire. Repeat this step with the others, keeping the flower heads close to one another as to not leave any gaps. Work your way around to the other end of the garland, trying on the crown periodically to check the length. Keep in mind to have your flower bundles running along the same “side” of the garland, as to not appear twisted.
Step 4: When you have finished tying on your flowers, wrap the crown around the top of your head so it rests comfortably above your ears; trim to the proper size if needed. Next, you will secure the ends of your garland together. Some garland pieces have a loop at either end that can be joined together, others do not; use floral wire in either case to bind the two ends tightly.
Step 5: If you are making a bow, decide how long you would like the tail of your bow to hang down. Double that measurement and add about 6 inches or so for the loops of the bow itself. Wrap the middle of your length of ribbon around the back of the garland – where your two garland ends are joined – and tie your bow.
Step 6: Trim the tail ends of your ribbon to your desired length and you’re done!