How to Make A Custom Wedding Centerpiece

MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED:

  • A variety of DAVE’S silk flowers and leaves of your choice
  • Artificial moss
  • Ribbon (we used wire-edged pink ribbon)
  • Cutters
  • U pins
  • Floral foam block
  • Decorative plate
  • 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.


How to Make Your Own Customized Wedding Bouquet

MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED:

  • A variety of DAVE’S silk flowers of your choice
  • Artificial moss
  • Ribbon (we used wide white satin ribbon)
  • Cutters
  • Pearl-head straight pins and/or glue
  • Floral tape

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!


Charming Ideas for an Intimate Backyard Wedding

Pinterest is a Bride’s best friend for wedding planning. Themed boards are great for organizing ideas and narrowing plans down. If you don’t already have a “Backyard Wedding” board, we highly recommend you make one. A backyard wedding is ideal for those looking for an intimate ceremony on a reasonable budget. With the ideas I’ve pinned below, you can trasnform your backyard into a romantic, elegant venue. Take these ideas, pin them, and make them your own for your special day! My personal favorite? The memory gallery wall on a tree trunk! So beautiful.

Tree Gallery Wall

Tree Branch DIY Photo Booth

Marriage Advice “Help Us Stay Off The Rocks”

DIY Pallet Dance Floor

Glowstick Table!

A Gorgeous Memory Tree

Stunning Lighting Ideas



 
 
Sherrie Carter