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!
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