Today we are sharing how to make this lovely little Floral Parasol in partnership with Afloral, our favorite silk flower company! And yes, all those pretty blooms are silk! This umbrella was actually super easy to make, and would make such an adorable prop for your flower girl in place of a basket. Dress her up in a cute Joyfolie dress and she’ll be the sweetest little one at your wedding!
What You’ll Need:
• Silk flowers from AFloral. Choose romantic blooms like peonies, cabbage roses, orchids + ranunculus to achieve a similar look to our parasol. You can find which florals we used on this curated page on Afloral.com
• Small Parasol from Luna Bazaar
• Gardening Shears
• Glue Gun
We started by cutting the heads off all the flowers and laying them out to see the design we liked, and measured how round the umbrella was so we knew how many flowers would be needed to completely fill the top. So pretty even in this stage, right?!
Step 1: We first used our biggest flower, the peony, to have as a starting point.
Step 2: Then, we moved onto other medium-sized focal flowers (roses, ranunculus, etc).
Step 3: After we had a pattern going, we just kept moving and filling in with smaller filler as need.
Step 4: Finish by filling in any gaps you may have missed with extras. All done!
Miss Sienna, our favorite flower girl model (we’re biased, maybe…) showing off the pretty parasol!
And if you love Sienna’s dress as much as we did, you can order the same Joyfolie Anabell in Cloud dress (it comes in light blue also!). Enjoy!
If you make your own floral parasol with AFloral using these steps or supplies, we’d love to see how it turns out, so please share on Instagram along with the hashtag #GreenWeddingShoesDIY. We’ll regram our faves!
*This post is sponsored by Afloral.com. All content, ideas, and words are by Green Wedding Shoes. Thanks for supporting our sponsors!