Planning a wedding can get pretty expensive, especially if you buy your wedding accessories pre-assembled. If you want to save some money and you're feeling a little adventurous, why not go DIY? In this tutorial, we will show you how to make your very own wedding centerpiece from scratch. It's easy, it's affordable, and best of all, you can customize it any way you like. Let's get started!
You Will Need:
- A variety of silk flowers and leaves of your choice
- Artificial moss
- Ribbon (we used wire-edged pink ribbon)
- 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: 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.