Planning a wedding can be a stressful and expensive undertaking as you struggle to find the storybook dress, purchase the engraved wedding bands, and tackle that impossible guest list. Sometimes the reception is just as intimidating as finding the perfect man to be the groom. Take some of the headache and cost out of the reception by using these elegant and simple to create centerpieces.
- Clear Glass Vase 12 inches tall at minimum
- Wedding Themed Statue (Small Enough to Fit Inside Vase)
- ½ -1 Yard String Pearls
- 5-7 Yards White Ribbon
- 1 White Silk Rose Bud Bush (5-7 Stem)
- 1 Silk Ivy Bush (5-7 Stem)
- 2-3 White Silk Wisteria Stems
- 1 Square Block of Floral Foam
- Spanish Moss
- Floral Picks
- Glue Gun and Glue
Carefully secure the statue to the inside bottom of the vase, using as little glue as possible so not to crack the glass. Spiral the string of pearls around the base of the statue until you are pleased with the effect.
Cut a piece of ribbon long enough to go around the neck of the vase and secure with glue.
Cut the foam to fit in the top of the vase and secure with a small amount of glue. Cover with moss.
Starting with the ivy, cut apart the bush into individual stems of varying lengths (2-3 inches) and insert these throughout the foam.
Insert the wisteria so that it drapes over one side.
Cut apart the rose bud bush into individual stems (2-3 inches long) and insert into foam.
Cut ribbon into 5 inch long pieces, fold in half to make a loop, and secure the loose ends to floral picks. Insert these into vacant areas of the arrangement.
Most of the materials for this project are available a dollar or discount stores. I made similar ones for my wedding reception for less than seven dollars each. This is an inexpensive alternative to the high cost of a florist design and can be altered by using the colors of the bridesmaid dresses. There is no end to the possibilities.
Dana Burnett lives in Indiana. She has been published in numerous literary magazines. She now owns and operates her own home décor business [http://www.nanasatticstore.com]
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