Photo by Elizabeth Messina. Found on Elizabeth Anne Designs.
I posted a few weeks ago about flower girl wreaths and how cute they have become for weddings. Today, let’s take it one step further and show you how to make a flower girl wreath for your DIY wedding. The key factors in making a flower girl wreath that is adorable and not cheesy or tacky is the materials you use. Just like the best food starts with the best ingredients, so goes the DIY flower girl wreath. You will want to make it only a couple of days or the day before the wedding to ensure it stays fresh. A great way to get the flower girl excited is to bring it to show her at the wedding rehearsal, but tell her it is only for tomorrow and that she has to pay special attention if she wants to wear it for the wedding.
Found on Style Me Pretty.
How To Make a DIY Wedding Flower Girl Wreath
What You Need:
- Lots of flowers that match your bouquet (ask the florist to order extra)
- Baby’s Breath (get it at a craft store, florist, or even the grocery store sometimes has it)
- Stem Wrapping Tape
- Wire Cutters
- Floral Wire (something strong enough to be the base of the wreath, I like the kind wrapped in a bark look) and maybe something with a smaller gauge for attaching the flowers
What To Do:
- Measure the flower girl’s head
- Cut a piece of floral wire to that length and form into a circle. This will be the base of the wreath.
- Construct flower bundles. Start by making 3-5 large bundles to be the highlights of the wreath. Combine your biggest flowers and greenery into bunches and tie with the stem wrapping tape. Then construct a few medium size bundles with smaller flowers. Lastly, construct many small bundles using the Baby’s Breath and greenery.
- Choose where to place the biggest bundles on the wire frame and tie them to the frame with floral wire.
- Fill in with the medium and small flower bundles until you have the look you want.
- Double check that there are no sharp wires sticking out, then wrap the whole thing with floral tape to ensure everything stays in its’ proper place on the wreath.
- Test it out!
TIP: Consider the size of your flower girl’s head. Smaller girls should have less of the larger flowers. You don’t want them to look top-heavy!
Found this on SnippetandInk.com.
How did you DIY wedding wreath turn out? What kind of flowers did you use? Let us know in the comments or on Facebook or Pinterest.