|Photo by: Nichol Davis|
I loved making these decorations because they were so easy and very inexpensive. Since I used artificial flowers, I was able to make these ahead of time and concentrate on other details. If you really want to use fresh flowers, that will work, too.
Here is what you will need:
- A container with handles (or you can drill holes in the sides)
- Floral foam, trimmed to fit snuggly
- Rope or ribbon to go with the look you want
- Artificial flowers
I found the floral foam and the copper containers at Dollar Tree, the rope from Home Depot, and the flowers from Michael’s. I also used fall-specific pieces like stems of leaves and pine cones.
You’ll want a large area to work on. First, create your bouquets. Push the floral foam pieces into your containers, trimming if needed to fit. The artificial flowers come in bunches, so you’ll need to clip each stem off the bunch to allow you to mix lots of different flowers into each arrangement. Start by creating a bouquet in your hand and then push them into floral foam in the containers. Make sure your bouquet is nice and full so you don’t see any gaps from the top or sides.
When you’re happy with your arrangement, tie your rope or ribbon to the handles of your container. I used a rope to give more of a rustic feel, but you can use anything that will hold. Make the loops long enough so that the container will hang the way you want.
If you’re getting married in the fall next year, gather your fall decorations at the end of this fall season when they go on sale. This is the same with other seasons/holidays if you’re weaving that into your theme.
Go to the dollar store early and often to stock up on your wedding supplies.
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