Eco Friendly Do It Yourself Wedding Favors and Escort Cards

Do It Yourself, or DIY, wedding projects allow you to create your own personalized favors and touches that can be applied in any way you can imagine on your special day, for a shower or party. All you need are some basic items and a little creativity.

These Eco Friendly Do It Yourself Wedding Favors and Escort Cards can be easily personalized and guests can take home these lovely little living gifts to enjoy in their home. So simple and tasteful. Be sure to check out all of our wedding diy projects.

Supplies

1. An array of plants. It is definitely your personal preference and what is in season. We love the idea of fresh herbs as a wedding favor because they will more than likely be used again by your guests. Below are the plants we used for these particular arrangements.

Herbs: basil sage rosemary lavender and parsley
Maiden hair ferns
Reindeer moss
Sheet moss
Billy Button Flowers

2. Water can to give your new little arrangements a drink
3. Reindeer moss
4. Twine
5. Potting Soil
6. Vintage Book (not shown)
7. Piece of Paper and Pen (not shown)
8. Glass bowels or container for planting (not shown)

Our living escort cards sure make a great wedding favor for either a wedding or a bridal shower. They are a stand piece and really easy to make.

1. You can get the bowls at ikea for fairly cheap.
2. Place a bit of potting soil in the bottom of the bowl.
3. Gently place Reindeer moss inside the soil
4. Then go with your Maiden hair ferns
5. Lastly place in your Billy Button Flower
6. Tear a vintage book piece. Write down your guests name on another piece of paper a bit smaller than the vintage tear out. Punch a hole through both pieces and string a piece of twine through both pieces of paper.
7. gently wrap around arrangement.

1. Place soil in piece that you have chosen to use for your arrangement.

2. Cut the bottom of the soil off and gently place in your bowl. Below are some fun ideas to give you inspiration on how to use different plants for simple wedding arrangements.

3. Take all of your different glass vessels and being planting.

Remember you can see more ideas like this by clicking here and here

The Vines Leaf is a preferred member and proud sponsor of The Wedding Chicks. Located in San Clemente, California we more than recommend Aly for all your wedding needs.

Categories: All DIY Projects, Bridal Shower Ideas, DIY Wedding Flowers
Tags: , ,

Do It Yourself Paper Flowers

Do It Yourself, or DIY, wedding projects allow you to create your own personalized favors and touches that can be applied in any way you can imagine on your special day, for a shower or party. All you need are some basic items and a little creativity.

These Do It Yourself Paper Flowers can be easily personalized and you can start today. So simple and tasteful. Be sure to see all of our wedding diy projects.

On to the crafting!


1. 3″ scalloped circle punch
2. Patterned paper
3. Floral stems
4. Floral tape
5. Flower shaped die
6. Glue dots
7. 1.5″ Scallop circle punch
8. Stapler

Large Bud Flowers

1. Large buds you can use 3 inch circle and a 1.5 inch circle for the small flowers
2. You can use scrapbook paper, newspaper, music paper, wrapping paper. In other words, anything you can think of!
3. Take your scissors and cut the circle into a spiral shape.
4. Put the side of the paper you would like to see face up and start rolling the edge of the spiral all of the way around until you get to the center.

5. Let your bud unravel some to your desired style and place glue in the insides to secure it.
6. Grab flower stem wire and floral tape and tape the end of the bud to your stem.

Large Flowers:

1. Using a patterned paper (just like the buds), cut out a large 5 petaled flower. I used a die cutting machine here, but you can use a template or free hand cut it. Anything will work!
2. Turn the flower over to the side you don’t want to see and roll the edges of the petals in.
3. Then fold the petals in half. This is to make the flower more malleable.
4. Now flip your flower over to the ‘good side’ and start squishing the center until you get a look that you like.
Once you get that perfect look, staple the center of the flower to hold it in that place.
5. Then staple the flower to the floral stem.
6. For the last step add glue to the center of the flower and adhere a bud of your choice to the center.

Poofy Flowers

1. For these flowers it is best to use a lighter weight paper like computer paper, newspaper, book print, magazines, etc. Here I printed out some music from my computer and aged it with some ink.

2. Punch 8 circles of any size (here I used a 3 inch circle).
3. Layer the circles on top of each other and poke a hole through the center
4. Put a brad through the center. Any office brad will do, as it won’t be seen.


5. Scrunch the layers starting with the top one. For the last layer, bend it down the other way so you can attach it to the floral stem wire.
6. Fluff out the layers to your desired look. I like to add more distress ink here to really show the edges of the flower.

7. Use floral tape to adhere the bottom layer to the floral stem.

Putting the arrangement together:

Pick out a vase of your choice. Here I used a white creamer that I got at Home Goods for $2.99. I thought it was a fun look. Add floral foam or clay to the bottom of the vase and then add beans or beads to the vase. This is so you can arrange your flowers. Stick your flowers in. Make sure to do different heights by trimming your floral stems. Arrange it until you are happy!

Thanks to Lawn Fawn for her incredibly craftiness and a special thanks to Chenin Boutwell for being so talented behind the lens.

Categories: All DIY Projects, DIY Wedding Flowers
Tags: , ,

Do It Yourself Floral Container Covers

floral container covers

Do It Yourself, or DIY, wedding projects allow you to create your own personalized favors and touches that can be applied in any way you can imagine on your special day, for a shower or party. All you need are some basic items and a little creativity.

These Do It Yourself Floral Container Covers by Cori Cook Floral Designs can be easily personalized and you can start today. So simple and tasteful. Be sure to see all of our wedding diy projects.

wedding diy

Supplies:
1. Fun, decorative ribbon
2. Spray Adhesive (you can buy this at Michaels or any craft store)
3. Containers to cover, like bud vases, square vases, cylinder vases, empty cans, etc.
4. Ruler
5. Scissors
6. Pencil
7. Scrapbook Paper with fun designs
You can also opt to purchase floral foam and, of course, don’t forget the flowers. (any type!)

diy_floral_project

1. Choose the container you would like to cover and measure a strip of the scrapbook paper to fit around the container.

2. After measuring, cut the scrapbook paper into a strip that fits around the container.

diy floral canisters

3. Spray a thin layer of the spray adhesive onto your scrapbook paper strip on the side you want adhered to your container.
Wait one minute for the spray adhesive to get really sticky. Then, carefully adhere the scrapbook paper strip to the container.

4. To add more interest to your covered container, spray measured pieces of ribbon with the spray adhesive and adhere to the container.

diy wedding flowers

diy wedding flowers

5. Then, fill your container about half full with water. Cut flower stems at an angle to ensure they get the most water pumping through their stems. For a more hand-picked feel, simply cut the stems and place in the container. For more of a controlled, full look, you can use floral foam. Simply cut the floral foam into a piece that fits snuggly into your container and insert stems into foam.

This method of covering different containers can work for a variety of containers and creates a fun, custom look for each vase covered. Great for bridal showers, centerpieces, place cards, and votives. For larger containers, you can use a fabric covering using the same methods of adhering the fabric. Be bold and be creative!

diy wedding centerpieces

Cori Cook Floral Design & Flourish Studio Photography are both preferred members and proud sponsors of The Wedding Chicks! If you are looking for some Denver wedding flowers or a Denver Wedding Photographer here are your gals.

Cori Cook Floral Design
tel: 303.842.3273
web: www.coricook.com
blog: www.coricook.net
email: cori@coricook.com
tweet cori and say what is up coricookfloral

Categories: All DIY Projects, DIY Wedding Flowers
Tags: , ,

DIY wedding flowers + make your own napkins

makeourownnapkins1

We love the idea of anything DIY, makes for great photos, lovely memories and great table conversation at the wedding. Great design does not have to cost a lot, especially if you do it yourself.

Cans with colorful graphics make unexpected, offbeat vases and can be super cheap. Plus you get something to eat out of it as well. www.flowerbud.com sells Grand Boxes which include plenty of flowers to create multiple bouquets. The above peonies are from flowerbud.com.

This offbeat idea was taken from Glamour Magazine and photographed by Stuart Tyson Making your own wedding napkins might take a bit of prepping but in the end you will be so thrilled. Especially if after the wedding you have some cute napkins to remember your special day. www.purlbee.com teaches you exactly how to whip out some handmade napkins. She also has an addicting site www.purlsoho.com that has some amazing fabrics, patterns, books whatever you need. The bundle of fabric above is www.purlsoho.com

If you are wondering where the absolutely adorable fabric above is from, wonder no more it is from www.warmbiscuit.com (love that name).

Categories: All DIY Projects, DIY Wedding Flowers
Tags: , ,