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10 of the best floral DIY’s from Pinterest

Hanging string garden

We all know Pinterest is a wonderful place where time magically disappears as you get sucked deeper and deeper into other people’s visual genius . Well, time is precious so we thought we’d collate some of our fave floral examples of this that you could emulate for your wedding (or pass on to the florist instead).

The flower wall

What you need:

  • Flowers of your choice – preferably long stem
  • Washi tape

Find the instructions here, via Green Wedding Shoes.

DIY flower wall
DIY flower wall

The flower ampersand 

N.B. this one looks a bit too much like 8, not &, so maybs just be sure to make that ampersand tail stand out.

What you need:

  • A paper mache ampersand (or you could try make your own out of cardboard)
  • Floral foam blocks
  • Floral wire
  • Tape
  • Utility knife
  • Flowers and greens of your choice

Find the instructions here, via Style Me Pretty.

DIY floral ampersand
DIY floral ampersand

Adding succulents to your bouquet

This one is part of a bigger DIY project of creating your own bouquet but we thought it was such a cool tip that we’re including.

What you need:

  • Succulents
  • Green floral tape
  • Floral sticks or chopsticks
  • Bucket of water
  • Flowers
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors/cutters

Find the instructions here, via Apartment Therapy

How to add succulents to your bouquet
How to add succulents to your bouquet

Stag wall plant DIY

We’re not actually sure how you do this as we pinned it from an incredible styled shoot on Green Wedding Shoes from the US. The plants in the pic may be of the wall-grown variety but we reckon you could prob fake it for a day.

What you might(?) need:

  • Wooden boards in various shapes
  • Floral foam
  • Superglue
  • Flowers and greens of your chouce
  • Floral wire
  • Normal wire (for hanging)
  • Nails
  • Hammer
  • Skewers snapped into small-ish pieces

How we’d attempt it:

  • Nail and wire up the back of the wooden boards so that they’re hang-able
  • Superglue a blob of floral foam onto the front of the wooden board
  • Using floral wire, attach the plants, leaves and flowers that you want to use onto short sections of skewers so that you can stab them into the floral foam. Make sure they’re light enough that they’re not going to just fall straight out
Plant stag wall
Plant stag wall

The hanging garden

What you need:

  • Plants
  • Scissors
  • String or wool in colours you love
  • Sheet moss

Find the instructions here, via Poppytalk.

Hanging string garden
Hanging string garden

The Succulent LOVE box

This guy actually came from Instagram, via @succulove. We don’t have a how-to, but it looks pretty do-able – just do it in advance so if you want to wall-mount it so that the succulents have enough time to set settled in.

What you might need:

  • Thin wooden planks for the box
  • Saw
  • Hammer
  • Nails
  • Soil
  • Succulents
  • Time – for the succulents to anchor themselves if you’re going to hang it vertically

How we’d attempt it

  • Saw the wooden planks to the right size/angle
  • Hammer together the pieces of wood to create the letter planter box
  • Add in soil
  • Plant succulent and water
Succulent planter box
Succulent planter box

The humongous floral wreath

Honestly WTF. Look at this big thing. It was made by Sarah Winward of Honey of a Thousand Flowers (another US talent) and you can check out the shoot it featured in here.

We reckon this would be incredible as a ceremony backdrop, a photo frame for guests to jump in behind or even a swing if you could make it strong enough.

Again, no official instructions to share, but we’ll give it a crack.

What you might need:

  • Strong wire. Heaps of it
  • Rope
  • Floral wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Scissors/secateurs
  • Flowers, greens, branches, vines – whatever you like to decorate

How we’d attempt it:

  • Start with the wreath – create a few massive ovals with wire and then intertwine them together with more wire until you have a huge, solid wire frame
  • Get cutting and wiring the florals and greens into the frame using floral wire
  • Wrap the rope at the point where you’d like to suspend it, and hang under some gorgeous big tree
Giant floral wreath
Giant floral wreath

The hanging flower canopy

What you might need:

  • Flowers of your choice
  • String, ribbons, fishing wire to suspend the flowers
  • A long stick or beam to hang from

How we’d attempt it:

  • Tie ribbon/twine/fishing wire around the end of the flowers
  • Hang from height
Hanging floral installation
Hanging floral installation

This wedding chair garland

What you need:

  • Floral tape
  • Vines (jasmine here)
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon

Find the instructions here, via Once Wed.

Wedding chair garland
Wedding chair garland

The floral chandelier

The chandelier is just one part of an awesomely-styled wedding by All The Frills. They haven’t shared how they did it but it looks DIY-able so we’re including.

What you might need

  • Wire for chandelier frame
  • Chain to suspend
  • Floral wire
  • Wire cutter
  • Secateurs/scissors
  • Flowers and greenery

How we’d attempt it

  • Create a frame using wire – you could make as many tiers as you want and really, in any shape you want but circular is probably the easiest
  • Attach the suspension chains evenly around the top of the frame
  • Attach florals and greenery to the frame
Floral chandelier
Floral chandelier

Any you’ve come across that you’d like to share? Please drop a link in the comments below – we’d love to see.

9th March, 2015

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