A woman's wedding day is the most important day of her life. You want everything to be perfect but the perfect wedding can be expensive, thus you may choose to do several things yourself. Making your own wedding floral bouquets can save you tons of money as will making your own floral cake topper. Both of these are easy to make and can turn out to be a lot of fun.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Floral tape
- Hot glue gun
- Hot glue sticks
- Fillers (baby's breath, leaves)
- Small shallow plastic dish
Select the flowers for your bouquet. Arrange them in your hand as you like. Play with them until you are satisfied. Wrap the stems with floral tape. Cut the ends of the stems even.
Add filler and leaves behind the flowers. Make sure they are at least half an inch higher than the flowers. Tape these stems to the other stems and in their place with floral tape. Cut the ends of the filler stems so they're even with the flowers.
Plug in your hot glue gun and place a hot glue stick in it. Allow the stick to warm. Cover the end of a thick ribbon with hot glue. Press the ribbon end to the top section of the floral tape. Press firmly to attach and hold for a couple seconds to allow it to dry. Wrap the ribbon around the stems several times making sure you completely cover the floral tape. Cut off the ribbon and glue the other end to the ribbon already on the stems. Hold in place and allow to dry.
Choose a thinner ribbon and glue a single strip around the centre of the stem. Add rhinestones or other decorative embellishments to personalise. Store in a cool damp area until you need it.
Choose the flowers for the cake topper. Find a small shallow plastic dish. Arrange the flowers in your hand so there are enough that will cover the bottom of the dish.
Tape the stems of the arrangement right under the buds of the flowers. Cut off the stems right below the tape. Add some filler such as baby's breath and leaves to the arrangement. Attach with floral tape and cut off the stems.
Cover the bottom of the plastic dish with hot glue. Press the arrangement down on to the glue. Hold in place for several seconds to make sure it is secure and allow to dry. Add baby's breath around the inside edges of the dish as needed to cover the surface.
Cut off small pieces of ribbon. Tie them into several small bows. Place several dabs of glue around the outer edge of the dish. Press bows onto the dish and hold in place until they dry.
Floral Wedding Cake Topper
Tips and warnings
- Find photos of arrangements and bouquets you like online and replicate them
- Don't leave the flowers out in the sun or a warm room as they will wilt