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Floral Design By:

Anastasia Stevenson “The DIY Wedding Planner”

What You’ll Need

  • DIY WEDDING FLOWERS ¬†IN THIS CENTERPIECE:

  • peach roses

  • white stock

  • lily of the valley

  • Container: I like to choose containers that hide the stems when possible- just a personal preference ūüôā

Floral Design By:

Anastasia Stevenson “The DIY Wedding Planner”

Step 1: Preparing the Flowers

  • Use your hands or a stem stripper to remove excess foliage and thorns, and pull off damaged or unattractive outer petals.

  • Fill a sink or bucket with water, and holding the stems underwater use the stem cutter or knife to cut the stems at an angle about 2 inches from the bottom.

Allow the flowers to drink for a few seconds with the stem ends underwater, then place in a bucket filled halfway with cool water  & flower food if you have it, until you are ready to use.

  • PRO TIP: If you’re working with roses and the heads aren’t open yet, force the blooms open by placing the stems in a bucket of warm- not hot- water. But do this only for a couple of minutes just before you are going to use the roses.

  • Keep the stems long while working with them and trim to a shorter length when you’ve finished arranging.

Floral Design By:

Anastasia Stevenson “The DIY Wedding Planner”

Step 2: Assembling the Flowers

  • Take one stem at a time with one hand, and use your other hand to hold the flowers in place.

  • Assemble four flowers at an even height in a square shape — these will be at the center of the arrangement.

  • Add the other flowers one by one around the center flowers to create a dome shape in the foam .

  • PRO TIP: As you’re creating the dome, occasionally hold up your vase or circle it if it is large like this one, to gauge the width of the arrangement and adjust to create a pleasing overhang of flowers over the edges.

Floral Design By:

Anastasia Stevenson “The DIY Wedding Planner”

Step 3: Securing the Centerpiece

  • Use floral foam¬†to secure¬†the stems in a balanced and pleasing arrangement.

Floral Design By:

Anastasia Stevenson “The DIY Wedding Planner”

Step 4: Finishing the Centerpiece

  • Once the centerpieces are completed, keep them ¬†in a cool or air-conditioned room away from heat and light until you are ready to use them.

If you’re using clear vases, you can allow the stem ends to fan in the water for a modern look, or bind them for a finished, clean appearance. use leaves to hide floral foam.

Floral Design By:

Anastasia Stevenson “The DIY Wedding Planner”

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Photos by: Honor Lind

 

 

 

CLOCHE Bell Jar Centerpieces and decor

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Floral Design By:

Anastasia Stevenson “The DIY Wedding Planner”

     

  How to DIY a Cloche Centerpiece

If you are looking for an easy and gorgeous project for a  DIY wedding centerpiece, try this boho cloche arrangement. Inspired by a rustic outdoor vibe, we combined a few of our favorite materials to craft this pretty floral cloche centerpiece.The first floral cloches were seen in French styled shoots and now this  DIY wedding centerpiece is perfect for any theme!

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Pretties to work with

 

Pretties to work with

SUPPLIES YOU WILL NEED FOR YOUR  DIY WEDDING CENTERPIECE :

  • wet floral foam

  • glass cloche

  • blooms of choice ¬†:

  • David Austin Juliet Garden rose blooms

  • David Austin Tess Garden rose bloom & buds

  • Privet berry

  • Gunni Eucalyptus

  • Bay leaves

Sources:

DIY Flowers www.fabulousflorals.com

Foam : AMAZON

Cloche: In the SHOP

 

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simple beginning

A simple beginning

Create an arrangement by pushing the stems into the florist‚Äôs foam. Keep checking as you work to make sure the blooms will fit comfortably under the glass cloche once it‚Äôs in place! This is important- do not spread the flowers out past the bottom or too high at the top. I made this mistake a few times- what a pain! I had to use a rose stem to push things back from the glass and tuck leaves back under the glass. sigh…

 

Garden rose Juliet DIY centerpiece

AH Juliet!

AH Juliet! Everyone’s favorite David Austin Garden Rose. Elegant and perfect for ¬†your DIY wedding centerpiece!

Floral Design By:

Anastasia Stevenson “The DIY Wedding Planner”

 

CLOCHE Bell Jar Centerpieces and decor

These dark blue Privet berries are some of my favorite and give just enough contrast to the fluffy garden roses.

 

CLOCHE Bell Jar Centerpieces and decor

I love the opulence of the dark berries and deep red rose , tempered by the pale peach Juliet against the rustic wood base of the cloche. Truly magical!

CLOCHE Bell Jar Centerpieces and decor

These can be put together in wet floral foam  two days before your event! Be sure that you store them in a cool room , out of direct sunlight!

Enjoy making your DIY Cloche centerpiece and I love to see your pictures! Tell me how yours turned out in the comments!

Floral Design By:

Anastasia Stevenson “The DIY Wedding Planner”

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Floral Design By:

Anastasia Stevenson “The DIY Wedding Planner”

 

A simple wildflower wedding bouquet is not difficult to make, and the wild &free nature of this DIY bridal bouquet complements most brides. Be sure to stick to hardier flowers with similar length stems which are easier to arrange and can endure a little manhandling.  This bouquet takes between 30 and 60 minutes to construct, and about 30 to 60 stems.

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What You’ll Need

  • 30 to 60 stems of a gorgeous¬†flowers like the ones used above :

  • orange & white dahlia

  • orange calla lily

  • white larkspur

  • eucalyptus

  • succulents

  • queen anne’s lace

  • Bucket

  • Paper towels

  • Ribbon (in a complementary color), 1 to 2 inches wide

  • green waxed floral tape

  • Stem cutter

  • flower food

  • ¬†pearl-tipped corsage pins

Step 1: Preparing the Flowers

  • Use your hands or a stem stripper to remove excess foliage and thorns, and pull off damaged or unattractive outer petals.

  • Fill a sink or bucket with water, and holding the stems underwater use the stem cutter or knife to cut the stems at an angle about 2 inches from the bottom.

  • Allow the flowers to drink for a few seconds with the stem ends underwater, then place the stems in a bucket filled halfway with cool water until you are ready to use them.

  • PRO TIP: If you’re working with roses and the heads aren’t open yet, you can force the blooms open by placing the stems in a bucket of WARM¬†water; but only do this for a couple of minutes just before you are going to use the roses.

  • Keep the stems long while you work with them and trim them to a shorter length when you’ve finished constructing the bouquet.

diy-wedding-spring-wild-flowers-bouquet-how-to-tips-tutorials-1Step 2: Assembling the Flowers

  • Take one stem at a time with one hand, and use your other hand to hold the flowers in place.

  • Assemble four flowers at an even height in a square shape — these will be at the center of the dome.

  • Arrange the other flowers one by one around the center flowers to create a dome shape.

  • pro tip: To better see what the bouquet will look like in your hand, stand in front of a mirror as you construct the bouquet to observe how the shape is progressing.

Step 3: Securing the Bouquet

  • Use a rubber band or floral tape to bind the stems at the spot where they naturally join (about 3 to 4 inches below the flower heads).

  • Repeat the binding toward the end of the stems, leaving about 2 inches of excess stem beneath the bind to trim later.

  • Either place the stems in water and wrap them later or continue to Step 4.

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Step 4: Finish the Handle

  • Cut the stem ends so they are all the same length, about 7 to 8 inches long.

  • Dry off the stems with a paper towel.

  • Cut a length of ribbon about three times as long as the length of the stems.

  • Tuck the end of the ribbon inside the top bind and start wrapping in a spiral down the length of the stem.

  • When you reach the bottom, wrap in a spiral back up the stem.

  • At the top, tuck the cut end of the ribbon underneath and secure with a couple of pins pushed through the ribbon and into the stems. If you’d like a bow, cut a separate length of ribbon and tie it just beneath the flower heads.

Step 5: Preserving the Bouquet

  • Leave enough length of stem at the bottom to store the bouquet in a vase of fresh water before the ceremony.

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For ultimate freshness, it’s best to make the bouquet the morning of the wedding. Once the bouquet is constructed, keep the bare stems in water as long as you can and Then when you’re ready, wrap the stems.

Floral Design By:

Anastasia Stevenson “The DIY Wedding Planner”

Photos by: Blu Owl

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