DIY: Floral Pergola Project

DIY Floral Pergola Project

Our DIY contributor, Amanda of Anthomanic, is back today to share a relatively simple, yet stunning do-it-yourself pergola floral project. Yes, it is possible to create this gorgeous floral project yourself! Let’s see how she crafted it…

– three sets of rod pocket style curtains installed on an adjustable tension rod
– approximately 12 yards loose mixed texture fabrics
– 40+ yards loose mixed width ribbons
– 20 stems pee-gee hydrangea
– 2 bunches of silver dollar eucalyptus
– 1 bunch pink gomphrena
– 2 tillandsia
– step ladder, scissors and roll of binding wire


Step One: Create a base of large fabrics by hanging the tension rod from the pergola with wire


Step Two: Layer additional large pieces of loose fabric


Step Three: Add loose pieces of ribbons, tying in place if necessary


Step Four: Gather mixed ‘bouquet’s’, hand tie and place at top of pergola draping over the front. Thread wire around the bouquet and around the pergola to hold it to the structure. If your pergola structure doesn’t allow for this, attach the flowers to the front face of the structure. If floral must last for more than a few hours, it is recommended to supply the flowers with a water source such as water tubes — water tubes are the simplest DIY supply in this project. Here we only used tubes for the hydrangea, as the other flowers will last just fine out of water for a few hours. Setup time, approximately 30 minutes




Pretty gorgeous, right?! You could easily swap out flowers that work with your color scheme and use fabric with color if you’d like or keep it simple with neutrals. So many options! Hope this is helpful for you DIY brides out there! And remember, if you make one of our DIY projects, be sure to share with us on Instagram using the hashtag #GreenWeddingShoesDIY

DIY created by Amanda of Anthomanic exclusively for GWS. See more of Amanda’s work here. Photos by Charlotte Tittle Photography

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  1. This is such a great idea! And the shower rods really make it seem easy!

  2. love it amanda!!! so romantic & whimsical!

  3. Great ideas,it’s beautiful.

  4. I love this idea! Beautiful, I’m not sure I could do this one on my own lol:)

  5. What are the dimensions of the wooden arch used?
    It looks lovely! I would love to make this for the bride to be :)

  6. I love this! I bet you could do this with silk flowers and make it ahead of time, so you don’t have to stress about timing and wilting. has some beautiful flower and wedding decorations options and they are very affordable.

  7. Beautiful! Could you specify the types of fabric that you used?


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