Category: Wedding and Bridal

DIY Flower Crown Tutorial

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 30 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:

1/4″ Mint green ribbon
Cloth floral wire
Pink queen anne’s lace bundle
Artificial lavender spray
Daisy and hydrangea bush
Scissors
Wire cutters

Things to do:

  1. Using wire cutters, cut small bunches of flowers from each spray.
  2. Using wire cutters, cut a 10″ length of cloth floral wire.
  3. Cut a length of ribbon that’s the circumference of the crown of your head, plus about 10″.
  4. Knot the ribbon on each side to mark the circumference of your head.
  5. Lay a floral spray against the ribbon at one of the knots. Begin wrapping the spray with the floral ribbon to secure it around the ribbon.
  6. When you’ve almost reached the end of the first stem, add a second spray of a different flower. Begin wrapping that stem, overlapping the two stems as you wrap, if necessary.
  7. Continue to add flowers, overlapping stems to keep the sprays close together.
  8. As you wrap, be sure to wrap only the main stem against the ribbon so that the other parts of the spray can spread out. You may need to gently pull back some of the stems to do that.
  9. When your flowers reach the other end of the ribbon where the knot is, you can stop adding flowers. If you run out of wire before this, wrap the wire around a stem a couple of times to secure it, then cut a new length of wire and begin wrapping with the new piece.
  10. Wrap the wire around the last flower and ribbon several times to secure it, then trim it with wire cutters.
  11. If there are any stray flower stems sticking out that you want to trim, remove those. This is an optional step, but it can help with the circular shape of the crown.
  12. Form the crown into a circle around your head, then tie the excess ribbon to secure it. Note that you may need to bend some of the stems to give the crown a more circular shape.

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Rustic Burlap Doily Banner Tutorial

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Create a customized, rustic burlap banner, with a touch of chic, with the easy addition of doilies!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 60+ minutes
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Burlap banner
Paint
Letter stencils
Paintbrush
Doily
Scissors
Hot glue gun/glue sticks
Stiffening glue

Things to do:
1. After choosing what to stencil on to your banner, use your paint, paint brush and stencil to stencil your letters on to your banner. Allow to dry.
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2. Use your stiffening glue and saturate your doily, and allow to dry.
3. Once your doily is dry, hold it up to the edges of your pennant pieces and create and draw out a pattern of how you wish to cut each piece.
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4. Cut out your pieces for each pennant you wish to trim.
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5. Attach your stiffened doily pieces with hot glue.
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DIY Flower Petal Paper Doily Cones

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Perfect for weddings, these simple cones look rustic and chic, and are a breeze to create, not to mention, easy on the pocketbook!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 5+ minutes
Age range: 5+

Things you’ll need:
Paper doily
Glue or tape
Jute twine
Flower petals

Things to do:
1. Roll your paper doily into a cone shape, leaving the top of your cone larger for easily retrieving petals.
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2. Tape or glue your doily closed. Even using tape, these stay together quite well.
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3. Tie a bow around your closed doily to add a rustic touch.
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4. Place your petals inside of your cone.
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5-Minute Paper Doily Banner Garland Tutorial

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Create a chic, and simple banner, perfect for any celebration using only paper doilies and twine!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 5+ minutes
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Paper doilies
Jute twine
Glue
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Cut your length of jute twine to the length of your desired banner.
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2. Fold your paper doilies in half over your jute twine. (however many you wish!)
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3. Once folded over, either glue or tape your doily together in the center.
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DIY Rustic Wood Slice Wedding Ring Holder

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This in expensive ring holder, is perfect for rustic weddings, and keeping your rings secure during the trip up the aisle!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 10 minutes
Age range: 12+

Things you’ll need:
Wood slice
Jute twine or ribbon
Drill

Things to do:
1. Drill to small holes side by side into your wood slice. These holes need to small, but large enough to slide your twine or ribbon through. Choose your side based upon the size of your wood slice.
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2. String your twine or ribbon through one hole from front to back. Amount of twine your use, will again depend on your size of wood slice, but you will need enough to string through and make a small bow on the back of your wood slice.
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3. Attach your ring, and string your twine through the other whole, front to back.
4. Tie your twine or ribbon into a bow on the back side.
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DIY Doily Jar Luminary Tutorial

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These simple luminaries, are perfect for a dash of ambiance or make a gorgeous centerpiece for weddings and celebrations!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 60 Mins+
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Jar
Doily
Mod Podge
Jute twine
Battery operated tea light/tea light
Paint brush
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Start by saturating your doily in your Mod Podge or craft glue.
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2. Next, gently press and stretch your saturated doily on to a clean jar.
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3. Allow to fully dry. Usually takes 24 hours to dry completely.
4. Using your twine, trim the top of your jar and tie a bow on the center of the front of the jar.
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5. Insert your tea light, and enjoy!
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DIY Doily Flower Girl Basket

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Create beautiful doily baskets, perfect for rustic and fall weddings. They look gorgeous and are a breeze to create by following these simple steps!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 1 hour+
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Doily (size dependent on the size of basket you would like to create)
Fabric stiffener
Rectangular shaped container
Jute twine

Things to do:
1. Saturate your doily with fabric stiffening glue.
2. Once your doily is saturated, shape it on to your container, creating the shape of basket you desire. Allow to dry.
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3. Once dry, create a handle using your jute twine. It should be fairly simple to string your twine through each side of the basket, using the holes in the doily. Once done, tie a knot at the end of your twine on each side.
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DIY Fall Wedding Pumpkin Card Holder Tutorial

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Create a beautifully chic and unique, fall themed card holder for all of your fall wedding festivities!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 15 mins+
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Large paper mache pumpkin
Paint
Paintbrush
Craft knife
Jute twine
Craft glue
Ruler
Pencil

Things to do:
1. Paint your pumpkin. We used an ivory shade of white.
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2. Using a ruler, draw out a line for your card slot. (The typical greeting card sizes are as follows: 5×7 {A7 envelope}, 4 1/2 x 6 1/8 {A6 envelope}, and 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 {A2 envelope}).
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3. Use your craft knife to carefully cut out your card slot.
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4. Measure out the amount of jute twine you will need to trim your slot.
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5. Saturate your jute twine in craft glue, and trim out your slot with this twine.
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6. Create an idea of the amount of twine you will need for spelling out “Cards” this can be done by writing it down on a paper, printing it out, or even lighting writing it on your pumpkin as a guide, and shaping your twine along the letters.
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7. Once you have your cute twine amount cut out, saturate it in craft glue.
8. Lastly shape your word out on to your pumpkin and press down. Periodically press down on your twine to assure that it sticks, as your twine is drying.
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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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