Category: Wedding and Bridal

How to Make a Butterfly Bouquet

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Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 30 mins
Age range: 12+

Things you’ll need:
Artificial butterflies
Bouquet holder
Flowers *optional
Wire cutters

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Things to do:
1. Start with artificial butterflies, choose which colors or sizes will work best on your bouquet. Tip: If you are not using butterflies with wire already attached, you can use hot glue and craft wire to attach wire to the underneath of the butterfly.
2. Cut your wire on the back of your butterflies and flowers to your desired length. Between 3-6 inches works best.
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3. Use varying lengths, positions and sizes of your butterflies to create a natural looking arrangement, simply sticking your crafting wire on to the underside of your butterflies, into the foam on your bouquet holder.
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4. Arrange your butterflies to hide your foam, as well as shaping them as you go to create a uniform, yet natural appearance.
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5. Add embellishment or ribbon as you see fit.
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Faux Succulent Boutonniere Tutorial

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With succulents being all the rage this wedding season, create a simple, yet elegant, faux succulent boutonniere that will last forever, just like your love!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 30 mins
Age range: 12+

Things you’ll need:
Faux succulents/ Faux Flowers
Crafting wire
Ribbon and/or twine
Boutonniere/Corsage pins
Scissors/Wire cutters
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
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Things to do:
1. Select your succulent picks and flowers that you wish to be a part of your boutonniere, and arrange them to your liking.
2. Once the picks are arranged, use your crafting wire to tightly secure them together. Keep the wire tight and neat, to prevent your boutonniere from coming apart. Faux_Succulent_Boutonniere_Tutorial3
3. Cut any stray wires or ends of your picks, to keep a clean, less bulky look, as well as to prevent poking. Faux_Succulent_Boutonniere_Tutorial4
4. Wrap your stems and wire. Use your ribbon or twine (or whatever you wish), to cover up the wire and stems of your boutonniere. Wrap tightly to prevent the ribbon from coming loose and exposing any of the wire. Use hot glue to hold the end of the ribbon in place (this should be on the back of the boutonniere). You can also add any accent ribbons or embellishments as you see fit.Faux_Succulent_Boutonniere_Tutorial5
5. Attach your pin by sticking it in the ribbon or twine, on the back of the boutonniere.
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How to Make a Quick and Easy Sunflower Kissing Ball

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This faux floral pomander ball is so beautiful and yet so simple to make. Simply collect your favorite silk flowers in any color, adhere to the ball, and hang from your mantel, a shelf, or use as decor for a party.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time to complete: 15 minutes
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
5-inch Styrofoam ball
Two packages of artificial flowers
Heavy thread
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks

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Things to do:
1. Tie the heavy thread around the ball and leave enough to make a loop at the top for hanging. Warm up your hot glue gun. Dab some glue to the back of the flower, and press into the Styrofoam ball.
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2. Continue adding flowers to the ball.
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3. Press all of the flowers into the ball until it’s completely covered.
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DIY Rustic ‘Love’ Burlap and Lace Bottles

Love_Burlap_and_Lace_Bottles_mainThese bottles are the perfect decor for a newlywed’s first home, or as a centerpiece for a wedding anniversary. You could choose to make these in silver paint as well, or add colored ribbons for a different look!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 1-2 hours (includes drying time)
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
4 glass bottles
Gold metallic spray
White pearl beads
Burlap ribbon
Burlap ribbon with lace
Scissors
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Narrow and wide lace

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Things to do:
1. Spray paint all 4 bottles gold and allow to dry. Warm up your hot glue gun.
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2. Glue the burlap and lace burlap ribbon to each bottle, placing the ribbon at different heights on each bottle.
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3. Add lace to some or all of the bottles. Starting with the “L,” glue the string of beads in the shape of an “L” on the bottle.
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4. Glue the narrow lace in the shape of an “O.”
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5. Create a “V” out of the string of beads and glue in place.
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6. Form an “e” from the narrow lace and glue to the bottle.
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DIY Flower Girl Veil

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Summer wedding season is approaching and junior bridesmaids and flower girls look so cute with miniature veils. Don’t buy one – they’re expensive! Instead, make your own with a bit of tulle and some ribbon and beads. This flower girl veil is also perfect as a communion veil.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time to complete: 1 hour
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Wide tulle netting
Barrette
White ribbon
Beads
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Scissors
Needle and thread
Sewing machine

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Things to do:
1. If hand-sewing, thread your needle and knot the end. If using a machine, load it with white thread in the top and bobbin. Cut your tulle to the length desired, then fold it like a fan along the shorter edge, making it the same width as your barrette.
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2. Sew the netting along the folds, keeping it in place.
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3. This is what the end will look like after sewing. Warm up your hot glue gun.
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4. Glue the tulle to the top of the barrette.
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5. Cut your white ribbon to 6-7 inches long.
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6. Fold the ribbon so the ends overlap in the middle.
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7. Poke the needle into the back of the ribbon as shown.
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8. Pinch the center of the bow and wrap the thread around it a few times. Knot and clip the thread in the back.
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9. Glue beads to the center of the bow as desired.
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DIY Boho Flower Crown Headband


Flower halo headbands are adorable accessories for weddings and other special occasions. When making this, be sure all wire ends end in the up” position so they don’t scratch the head, but if desired, you can hot glue some narrow ribbon to the back for comfort.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 20 minutes
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Artificial baby’s breath
Wired satin ribbon
Floral wire
Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
Wire cutters or heavy-duty scissors
Narrow ribbon *optional

Things to do:
1. Bend the floral wire to fit the head. It can be about 3-4 inches shorter than the head circumference. Warm up your hot glue gun.

2. Tie on an 18″ piece of ribbon to one end and hot glue it in place. If you use wired ribbon, remove the wires from both ends before tying. Repeat with the other side.

3. Snip off pieces of the flowers, making sure you have plenty of stem” to wrap around the main headband.

4. Wrap the first flower piece around the headband as shown, on one side, angling any wire edges upward.

5. Continue by wrapping a piece on the other side.

6. Wrap all pieces from side to side until they meet in the middle. If desired, hot glue a piece of narrow ribbon to the bottom for comfort.

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DIY Rustic Succulent Topiary Kissing Ball


Our unique everlasting Succulent Topiary Kissing Ball gives the authentic look of a cleverly crafted original floral piece, but lasts for years. Numerous varieties of actual succulents in different colors and textures have been accurately reproduced and adhered to a spherical base. Add them to other decorative arrangements or use them in a grouping on their own.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30 Minutes
Age range: 12 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Styrofoam ball
Moss
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Jute
Scissors
Artificial succulents

Things to do:
1. Cut a 3-foot piece of jute and tie a knot, creating a loop.



2. Use hot glue to secure the knot to the Styrofoam ball. This will be your hanger.


3. Arrange your succulents around the Styrofoam ball. Poke the stems through until the plants sit flat against the surface.


4. Use hot glue to attach moss to the surface, covering any Styrofoam that’s visible.

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DIY Rustic Burlap and Lace Ring Bearer Pillow


Love ring bearer pillows but can’t find the farmhouse or primitive style you’re looking for? Here’s a simple way to take a traditional pillow and switch it up to match your wedding style.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 30-60 minutes
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Jute burlap table runner
Lace
Ring bearer pillow
Scissors
Needle and thread for hand sewing, or sewing machine
Narrow ribbon
Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
Pins

Things to do:
1. Remove any of the embellishments, including the ribbons/strings that are meant to hold the rings, from the pillow.

2. Cut two squares of burlap that are about 1 1/2″ larger in both length and width than your pillow.

3. Sew them together on three sides, either by hand or by machine.

4. Turn the square right-side out.

5. Insert the original pillow.

6. Fold the raw edges to the inside, pin, and stitch in place.

7. Decorate with your lace, hot glueing it in place.

8. Hot glue any of the original embellishments back onto the pillow, including the ribbons that hold the rings. Enjoy using this at your wedding!

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DIY Flower Tea Lights


Planning a candle light party? Or maybe a mock” party for the kids and their dolls? There’s no need to bring out the real candles. This petal-covered tea light creates the perfect touch for any table decor. The petals provide a romantic, beautiful glow…and when the party is over, simply flip the switch to turn off the light!

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 20-30 minutes
Age range: 13+

Things you’ll need:
Tea lights
Coral silk petals or other colors of your choice
Glue dots
4 regular-sized plastic spoons
Pliers
Protective eyewear

Things to do:
1. Put on your protective eyewear and snip off the handles from the four plastic spoons. The handles and small plastic pieces could fly up and hit you, so complete this step over a trash receptacle, and be sure to keep the eyewear on until you’re finished.
2. Attach two glue dots to the bottom inside of all four spoons. You can roll up the dots to create some depth, to counteract the curve of the spoons.

3. Attach 1 petal to the back side of each spoon, using a glue dot.

4. Now attach the petal-covered spoon to the base of the tea light.

5. Repeat the process for the three remaining spoon petals, sticking them evenly around the base of the tea light.


6. Next, place 8 more loose (not attached to spoons) flower petals around the base of the tea light, adhering them with glue dots. Place them between each other evenly around the tea light.

7. Now turn on the light and enjoy the party!

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DIY Chalkboard Wedding Table Numbers


DIY wedding projects are all the rage, but let’s be honest–Not everyone has a lot of time to dedicate to crafting before their big day. This project lets you add a homemade touch in a matter of minutes. Grab your hot glue gun and get ready to create cute table numbers!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 5 Minutes
Age range: 12 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Mini chalkboards
Wooden dowels
Chalk ink marker
Jute cord
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Apply a line of hot glue down the back of your chalkboard and attach a wooden dowel to the back. Make sure the dowel is on straight.

2. Trim the gold ribbon off the top of the chalkboard.

3. Cut a 12-inch piece of jute and tie a bow. Trim any excess jute.

4. Apply a drop of hot glue right underneath the mini chalkboard and attach the bow.

5. The final step is writing the table number! Use a chalk ink pen for a bold line.

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