Earlier today you may have seen a certain floral wreath in the backdrop of the Kate Spade Bridal Shower we shared…so today we’re sharing how to make your own! We have seen so many new trends this year in weddings, but one of our new faves is the floral wreath for ceremony backdrops. It’s such a gorgeous statement piece for a wedding so today we are partnering with our favorite silk flower company, Afloral, to show you how to make your own!
We’d like to note that this wreath is about 4ft in height. The other wreaths you may see are much larger because a florist or rental company has constructed their own using harder materials (like welding metal together) so if you are going for that look – consult with your favorite local vendor! Our version is the user-friendly instruction on how to make on yourself, which was perfect for the recent bridal shower we shared!
This is surprisingly easy to make, and you’ll find that you can decorate your wreath with SO many different color options + flowers to suit your wedding! Here’s how we did it…
What You’ll Need:
• Silk flowers from AFloral. We chose a few garlands for the main coverage then filled it with peonies, ranunculus and other fun flowers. Find more products we used on this curated page on Afloral.com
• Bendable PVC Pipe (we used 3/4in thick pipe)
• Scrap Wood (we went to the lumber section of HD and snagged a $6 scrap piece, roughly 1’x6′)
• Power Tools (drill + impact driver)
• Spray Paint
• Zip Ties
• Glue Gun
Step 1: Start by taking your pipe and forming a circle, once both ends touch take your connector and push the ends together. This will form your circle!
Step 2: Next, spray paint your circle so that it can blend with your greenery.
Step 3: Then, take your drill and pre-drill two holes through the pipe into the wood. After this, you can use your impact driver to put your screws into the holes so the hoop stays in place.
This is what your hoop will look like before florals!
Step 4: Take your garlands and begin zip tying them to the hoop, overlaping when needed and filling in any empty space with little piece of cut greenery
Step 5: Start with your largest focal flower and hot glue gun onto your wreath. We wanted the floral to be off to the side so we chose to cascade them down that part.
Step 6: Fill in with your secondary flowers (like anemones and ranunculus) and any places that need extra greenery.
If you make your own Floral Wreath 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!